Fibromyalgia is a nervous disorder that causes extensive pain in soft tissues and muscles, even when there’s no injury or inflammation. Although fibromyalgia doesn't permanently damage the muscles, internal organs, or joints, the pain can be unbearable.
If you are in agony from widespread bodily pain, you may have fibromyalgia. Our doctor in Tarpon Springs understands the severity of your condition, and more importantly, we can treat it. We can help identify your symptoms, develop the treatment plan you need, and relieve your fibromyalgia pain so that you can get back to enjoying an active lifestyle and feel like yourself again.
We successfully use chiropractic care to help with fibromyalgia symptoms. Our chiropractor will improve your skeletal and nervous system function by manipulating your spine. After alleviating stress on your nerves (a major part of fibromyalgia), increasing mobility, and enhancing your overall function, your fibromyalgia pain will lessen.
Another treatment that benefits those with fibromyalgia focuses on your blood platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are prepared by separating platelets from a sample of your own blood, creating a higher concentration of platelets and growth proteins. Our doctor injects the solution into an injured area or trigger point that’s causing your fibromyalgia symptoms. The growth factors and other helpful components restore bodily function, and platelets call cells to the scene for continual healing.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia will vary from person to person, but the most common symptoms are:
- Deep, widespread or burning pain above and below your waist
- Anxiety or depression
- Pain in the trunk, neck, lower back, hips, and shoulders
- Headaches, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating
- Muscle aches or joint pain all over
- Chronic fatigue, trouble falling asleep, or feeling tired after waking
- Bowel issues
Physical strain, changes in weather, and emotional stress can influence your symptoms. No matter when your fibromyalgia symptoms occur, our doctor will help identify your condition and relieve your pain.
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
On a physiological level, fibromyalgia has been linked to hormone deficiency, musculoskeletal disorders, sensitive nerve cells, and chemical imbalances in the brain. Fibromyalgia trigger points could also be connected to a certain event, like accidents, surgeries, injuries, or emotional trauma. Whether there’s a simple explanation or a complex system of causes, our doctor will get to the underlying issue and treat your pain with the care you deserve.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for fibromyalgia in Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Trinity, East Lake, Oldsmar or any nearby city in North Pinellas County, call us today at (727) 934-0844 to schedule a complimentary consultation.