Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body. The causes are debated, though links have been shown to major physical or emotional trauma, as well as genes and prior health conditions. Fibromyalgia creates intense musculoskeletal pain, as well as dizziness, memory loss, and fatigue. Other potential symptoms can be headaches, depression/anxiety, nausea, joint pain, or pain in the neck, back, hips, or shoulders. When cases become increasingly severe, vision problems, skin problems, and urinary problems can arise. Whether, emotional stress, and physical stress can all affect how the symptoms are experienced. Whether the explanation is simple or complex, there are a variety of treatment options for fibromyalgia.
Chiropractic care is one of the options offered as a treatment for fibromyalgia. Chiropractic treatment can provide pain relief through gentle adjustments made to the spine over the course of treatment sessions. This therapy improves the nervous system and bodily function, as it increases circulation and allows the body to work on healing itself. It has shown to lessen the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
In addition to chiropractic care to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, we offer Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP is a form of regenerative medicine, meaning it is all-natural and helps the body heal itself in addition to relieving pain. PRP injections are highly effective in relieving pain associated with fibromyalgia. The entire process is safe and ethical. It begins with extracting blood from the patient and spinning the blood in a centrifuge. The spinning causes the platelet-rich plasma to separate from the rest of the blood. The resulting mixture of PRP is high in growth factors and contains cellular activity necessary for healing (inflammation, remodeling, etc). The plasma includes about three to five times the number of platelets than the average concentration of platelets we find in a given amount of human blood.
With the PRP harvested, it is then injected back into the patient’s body. Since the PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, there is little-to-no risk of rejection when being administered back into the body. Considering that the PRP is administered directly into the problem site, this is a very targeted form of treatment. PRP injections also work to relieve pain and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. Therefore, this treatment not only treats the symptoms of fibromyalgia but works to help the body recover from it as well. Function should be restored, and healing should begin.
Regardless of the source, severity, or symptoms of your fibromyalgia, our doctors will work to diagnose and treat you through a personalized treatment plan. If you live in Columbia or Green County, please contact our office for a complimentary consultation.