Ketamine: A Modern Treatment for Fibromyalgia

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Ketamine: A Modern Treatment for Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which the patient experiences musculoskeletal pain in combination with fatigue, memory and mood disorders. Often, symptoms will begin after a traumatic situation or can gradually grow over time. This being said, research and treatment of Fibromyalgia have been difficult for doctors to understand. From our best understanding, this is a condition in which the brain is sending hypersensitive pain signals throughout the body. In the end, this is what characterizes this debilitating central sensitization pain syndrome. 

Causes

While researchers seek to understand Fibromyalgia, there are still solid working theories as to how the pain works and its causality. Physical and emotional trauma have been popular suspects for the onset of this disease. PTSD has also been noted as a cause for symptoms of Fibromyalgia, which is another reason patients are finding ketamine therapy to help a variety of neurological disorders. Other factors include infections and genetic transmission which is common but not a guarantee that it will pass to your children. 

Ketamine for Fibromyalgia

Ketamine therapy is proving to be a unique and effective mechanism for dealing with Fibromyalgia. It appears this was discovered doctors noticed Fibromyalgia patients feeling pain relief weeks after non-related surgeries, in which ketamine was used as an anesthetic. This piqued the interest of doctors to run trials of ketamine for the disorder and often found successful results. Dr. Joshi believes that ketamine therapy “resets the hyperalgesia hyper-excitatory pathway that’s been stuck in this ‘on’ position,” This “reset” is helping some patients formerly on opiate pain medications find relief without daily dependence. While this is still a treatment in its early stages, ketamine therapy is paving a new way of achieving relief. 

What to do next? 

If central nervous pain disorders are having life-altering consequences, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation. Our staff at Baltimore Ketamine is highly qualified to diagnose and treat such disorders. Living with Fibromyalgia is no easy task but with communication and treatment, we hope to lessen the load and get your life back. 

Contact Us

If you or someone you know suffers from Fibromyalgia, contact Baltimore Ketamine for a consultation. Ketamine therapy might be the solution to manage your pain. Visit Baltimore Ketamine or call 410.870.5482 for more information.

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