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Fibromyalgia services offered in Willow Park, TX

Conventional medical care relieves some fibromyalgia symptoms in some people. Yet, many experience little or no improvement, leaving them to struggle through their days in pain. You owe it to yourself to meet with Nadeem Khan, MD, and his experienced team at Stem Cell Center of Texas if you need help overcoming the pain caused by fibromyalgia. They carefully review your health and determine if stem cell therapy is the treatment for you. Call the office in Willow Park, Texas, or connect online to request an appointment to learn more about fibromyalgia treatment.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long-lasting) condition defined by its symptoms. The condition’s primary symptom is muscle pain involving a large part of your body. Your pain can be sharp and shooting, or you may suffer bodywide aches and muscle cramps.

In addition to muscle pain, fibromyalgia causes:

  • Extreme fatigue (that doesn’t improve with sleep)
  • Sensitivity to lights, temperature, and sound
  • Tingling or burning sensations in your arms or legs
  • Difficulty concentrating (brain fog)
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Depression

The pain and fatigue are often so severe that patients struggle to go to work or manage their daily responsibilities.

Fibromyalgia can flare up in response to triggers like stress, anxiety, weather changes, and too much physical activity.

What causes fibromyalgia?

Despite causing extensive muscle pain, fibromyalgia is not a musculoskeletal disorder. Most experts believe fibromyalgia is primarily a nervous system problem caused by inflamed and highly sensitive nerves.

Brain neurotransmitters might also be out of balance, affecting how your brain processes pain signals. Whether fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder is still being studied and debated.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

The FDA has OK’d three medications to treat fibromyalgia. Two of them, Cymbalta® and Savella®, ease pain by balancing brain chemicals. The third, Lyrica®, targets nerve pain.

Your conventional treatment could also include physical therapy, an exercise regimen, stress management, and a lifestyle plan supporting optimal health.

Stem cell therapy is one of today’s newest treatments for fibromyalgia. Throughout your lifetime, adult stem cells play several central roles. They regenerate new cells to heal damaged tissues. They also modulate the immune system and manage inflammation.

Your provider takes adult stem cells from your body, harvesting them from bone marrow or fat cells. They carefully process the cells to remove unwanted cells from the sample and concentrate the stem cells.

You receive your stem cell treatment through an intravenous infusion. Infusions of concentrated stem cells could significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain by reducing nerve inflammation and stimulating nerve growth and/or healing.

Call the Stem Cell Center of Texas today or request an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy to ease fibromyalgia.