Fibromyalgia

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

About 10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, but there’s positive news if you’re one of them. Dr. Henry Small in Houston, a compassionate and dedicated physician with three decades of experience, offers personalized fibromyalgia treatment that’s helping many patients lead pain-free lives. Click the online scheduler or call the office now to book your appointment.

Fibromyalgia

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 an experienced physician like Dr. Small 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?

Dr. Small 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 the fibromyalgia, but regenerative medicine treatment can.

Dr. Small 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. Dr. Small injects stem cells in a noninvasive treatment to help you heal from within.

The stem cells that Dr. Small uses in regenerative medicine treatments are sourced from cord blood. After mothers give birth to their healthy baby, they donate the biologics and that cord material goes directly to an FDA-approved lab. The lab processes and concentrates the cord blood to isolate the stem cells in their most powerful form.

Dr. Henry Small can help you live without fibromyalgia pain at last. Book now using the online scheduler or call the office today.