According to the CDC, fibromyalgia affects up to four million adults in the US. Patients who suffer from the condition may experience widespread pain and stiffness, fatigue and insomnia, headaches, lack of concentration, and mental distress.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an ongoing condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, researchers believe that the disease affects how the brain and spinal cord process pain, amplifying the sensation.
Fibromyalgia symptoms frequently begin after an event that causes physical pain or psychological stress, such as an infection, surgery, or physical trauma. However, some patients develop fibromyalgia gradually, without a triggering event.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
The body’s stem cells are the only cells that can divide to create more stem cells, or daughter cells. They can also differentiate to form specialized cells, such as nerve or blood cells.
Stem cell therapies use their capabilities to differentiate into the needed specialized cells, restoring the area of damage. Stem cell therapy offers the potential to repair and restore injured cells, making it a management option for many conditions like fibromyalgia, where the focus is on managing symptoms rather than treating the underlying cause.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Treat Fibromyalgia?
Doctors using stem cell therapies for fibromyalgia administer the stem cells into the areas most affected by chronic pain, inflammation, and stiffness. These therapies aim to promote healing and the production of healthy cells.
Studies examining the use of stem cells for chronic pain conditions are finding the therapies to be optional alternatives to other modalities for treating chronic pain.
In addition, stem cells’ anti-inflammatory benefits offer patients with fibromyalgia the potential to expedite their pain relief.
A different study found that stem cells could modulate the nervous system’s central inflammatory process, adjusting behavioral patterns linked to anxiety and depression.
Patients suffering from the wide range of symptoms connected with fibromyalgia may find stem cell therapies a key part of restoring their physical and emotional health.
At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine also known as Stem Cell Therapy. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.