Fibromyalgia, which causes widespread pain throughout the body, affects as many as 4 million adults in the United States. Pain management specialist John Dimowo, MD, at California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians, offers innovative treatments for the management of fibromyalgia to reduce your pain and improve your overall quality of life. To learn more, call the Ontario, California, office or schedule an appointment online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A
What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that causes you to feel discomfort throughout your entire body. Researchers aren’t certain of the exact cause of fibromyalgia but theorize that people with this condition have altered pain sensations that amplify their discomfort.

An infection or traumatic event may trigger the alterations in your pain sensations. You may be more at risk of developing fibromyalgia if it runs in your family or you have a history of arthritis. Also, fibromyalgia is more commonly seen in women than in men.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is most often characterized by widespread pain. But the condition also causes other symptoms, including:

Chronic fatigue
Difficulty sleeping
Cognitive issues, often referred to as “fibro fog”
Depression and anxiety
Body stiffness
Headache or migraines
People with fibromyalgia also often suffer from other chronic health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

What are the treatments for fibromyalgia?
Currently, there’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but Dr. Dimowo can develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you get relief from your fibromyalgia symptoms. Your treatment may include:

Exercise program
Pain medication
Stress management
Massage therapy
Lifestyle changes are an important part of the treatment plan for fibromyalgia. Dr. Dimowo and his team at California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians work closely with you to help make the necessary changes to improve your health and reduce your pain.

Dr. Dimowo specializes in regenerative medicine and may also suggest stem cell therapy to help you get relief from your fibromyalgia pain.

What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is an innovative treatment that helps support your body’s natural healing powers. Stem cells are your body’s blank cells that have the ability to transform into any type of cell you need.

During stem cell therapy, Dr. Dimowo injects stem cells directly into the area where you’re experiencing the pain, which helps accelerate healing and the regeneration of healthy cells to replace any diseased or damaged cells.

Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to dictate your life. For expert pain management from an innovative physician, call California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians or schedule an appointment online today.

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