Fibromyalgia treatment with Ketamine

Fibromyalgia treatment with Ketamine

Fibromyalgia is classified as a pain disorder, recognizable by its widespread, chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is distinguishable from other pain disorders as it is accompanied by a wide range of symptoms that are not strictly pain-related. These symptoms can be sleep and memory problems, mood issues and fatigue. There is a growing evidence that fibromyalgia causes the increase of painful sensations in those stimuluses that normally don’t provoke pain. This occurrence is called allodynia and is frequent patients suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia occurs more frequently in women than in men. In the U.S. about 3,4% of women and 0.5% of men suffer from this condition. It’s often accompanied by a range of other health issues, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety.

What Causes Fibromyalgia

Exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown to this day, despite the extensive research on the subject. It has however been noted that the symptoms may occur after experienced trauma, significant psychological stress, infection or surgery. In other cases, there is a gradual increase of symptoms with no specific triggering events.

Some theories speculate that the condition might be genetic, as it tends to run in families. Other theories link fibromyalgia to illnesses, infections and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Treatment

Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia describe the pain they experience as a constant dull ache that most often spreads from muscles. If it is spread both bellow and above a patient’s waist and on both sides of their body, it is considered a widespread pain. Other issues that often befall those affected by fibromyalgia include mood and memory issues, difficulties with sleep and fatigue.

There are also underlying conditions that increase the risk of developing fibromyalgia. Those are:

  • underlying malignancy
  • endocrine diseases such as hyperthyroidism or diabetes
  • hyper mobility syndrome
  • autoimmune diseases (i.e. lupus)
  • neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis

Fibromyalgia is typically difficult to diagnose and available treatment options often offer limited success. Some of the options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication therapy
  • Calmare Scrambler therapy
  • IV Ketamine Treatment therapy

 Intravenous Ketamine therapy proved to achieve amazing results in treating fibromyalgia pain, significantly decreasing the intensity of pain and increasing overall endurance of treated patients. The effect of ketamine is rather simple. Our central nervous system contains pain receptors. Ketamine inhibits and binds these receptors, resetting them similarly to a rebooted computer. Patients experience this reboot as an immediate change and pain relief that can typically last from several days to several months, depending on a patient.

However, in order to achieve optimal results with ketamine, make sure to seek a clinic with accredited health professionals who have experience with individual and customized protocols for patients.

 If you suffer from Fibromyalgia contact us for free consultation. We will examine your symptoms and determine if ketamine is a viable treatment option for your particular case.

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