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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Premier Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Asheville, NC, Columbus, NC, Wilmington NC, Southern Pines NC, Easley SC, & Greenwood SC

About 10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, but there’s positive news if you’re one of them. Interventional pain management physicians Javid Baksh, DO, and Christopher Mallard, MD, at Premier Pain Solutions offer personalized fibromyalgia treatment that’s helping many patients lead pain-free lives. Click the online scheduler or call the offices in Asheville, Columbus, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, North Carolina; and Easley and Greenwood, South Carolina, now to book your appointment.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes a large collection of symptoms, including widespread body pain. For some patients, fibromyalgia starts suddenly following an accident or traumatic situation, but in others, its symptoms grow gradually over time until they're difficult or unbearable.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia pain is a constant or near-constant and can last for three months or more. Usually, the pain occurs at multiple points simultaneously, with upper and lower body pain being equally common. Fibromyalgia symptoms often go beyond body pain. You can also experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Poor range-of-motion
  • Pins-and-needles sensation in extremities
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • “Fibro fog,” which includes cognitive issues like difficulty concentrating and forgetfulness

If you have these symptoms, it's important that you be evaluated by Premier Pain Solutions as soon as possible. Fibromyalgia can mimic other conditions, so an accurate diagnosis is crucial to getting the symptom relief you need. 

What is the treatment for fibromyalgia?

Premier Pain Solutions customizes your treatment according to your symptoms and your needs. Sometimes, lifestyle changes can help minimize your symptoms. Medications can also help, including over-the-counter pain relievers, antidepressants, and certain antiseizure drugs.

However, if you take the medication route you need to take those drugs long-term. Medications can't actually heal the tissue that's damaged by fibromyalgia, but regenerative medicine treatment can.

Premier Pain Solutions often treats fibromyalgia patients with stem cells because this type of cell is extremely adaptable. Stem cells turn into any kind of specialized cell that you need, so they can replace the tissue damaged by fibromyalgia with healthy new tissue. 

Another treatment Premier Pain Solutions might use is ketamine infusion therapy. Massively overstimulated NMDA receptors are thought to be involved in pain mechanisms in fibromyalgia. Ketamine acts to reduce your central nervous system’s “hyperexcitability,” thereby decreasing sensitivity and creating relief from fibromyalgia pain.

Premier Pain Solutions can help you live without fibromyalgia pain at last. Book now using the online scheduler or call any office today.