Fibromyalgia. The word often elicits an internal eye roll. Yet, fibromyalgia affects nearly 5 million Americans, 80-90% of which are female. Many women show signs of fibromyalgia, but feel silly admitting they may be affected by the uncomfortable symptoms.. Below we will identify what characterizes fibromyalgia, what causes it, and how Arrowhead Health Centers effectively treats your symptoms so you can return to your pain-free life.
10 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
- Trouble sleeping
- Pain that ranges from mild to severe, and may move around the body
- Morning stiffness
- Sleep starts (falling sensations)
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
- Painful menstrual periods
- Staring into space before brain “kicks in”
- Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”)
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- *For 54 additional symptoms visit www.verywell.com
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
The cause of fibromyalgia is illusive, although doctors speculate that a number of factors are linked to the malady such as:
- Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents
- Repetitive injuries
- Certain diseases
- Vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies
- Infections. Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
Arrowhead Health Centers Treatments
We know that chronic pain can be debilitating so, rather than mask the pain with prescription after prescription, we design a pain management treatment specifically for you. We’ve highlighted two of our most effective treatments here: Placenta Stem Cell Therapy and Physical Therapy.
Placenta Stem Cell Therapy
This unique therapy leverages the rejuvenating properties of placenta stems cells to heal the pain causing centers in your body. The placenta stem cells are injected into the body and carried to the injured sites of pain via a protein called SDF-1. Once there, the stem cells begin repairing damage while simultaneously reproducing healthy cells. The result is a restored body and alleviated pain.
Our physical therapy experts work with you to create a customized treatment plan for effective pain management. We will help you understand how to relieve pain symptoms by building strength and improving range of motion to the level you are comfortable with (no fear: we are not your beefy muscle gym coach that will yell at for 50 more reps and require you to eat bland chicken and broccoli for the rest of your life). Additionally, we will help you learn how to make smart choices about daily activities so you can avoid painful flare-ups.
Prevent flare-ups and minimize pain is our motto when it comes to fibromyalgia. If you want to be free from the often debilitating and certainly annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia, call our office today to schedule a consultation.