Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Promising new treatment for chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.
At Southern Ketamine and Wellness, we are proud to offer the latest in mental health treatment options. In addition to high levels of safety standards and patient care, Southern Ketamine and Wellness utilizes ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic pain disorders like migraines, restless leg syndrome, and CRPS.
Our mission statement at Southern Ketamine and Wellness is to provide personalized, high-quality management options for people struggling with treatment-resistant conditions. Ketamine infusions have proven to be a powerful and rapid treatment for neuropathic pain and other chronic pain conditions.
With traditional fibromyalgia treatments, it can sometimes take weeks or even months before symptom relief is experienced. Ketamine is an inspiring treatment option because in some cases it can provide relief from symptoms within days or even hours.
Ketamine for chronic pain offers fast and efficient relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, with up to 75% of patients reporting a positive response to just a single ketamine infusion.
How Does Ketamine Help With Fibromyalgia?
It is believed that the main cause of chronic pain is due to an overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps the condition by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms. By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons.
Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors. Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
If you are looking for a new chronic pain treatment in Birmingham, AL schedule a free consultation with us at Southern Ketamine and Wellness today!
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is noted for widespread pain and fatigue with no apparent underlying cause. Symptoms often begin appearing, but not exclusively after, an injury or physical trauma.
What Are The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Symptoms most commonly associated with fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain. The pain associated with this condition is most often described as a constant, dull ache that lasts/exceeds a span of three months. For pain to be considered widespread it must occur on both sides of the body, both above and below the waist.
- Fatigue. Due to the effects of chronic pain, many with fibromyalgia often wake up feeling tired due to sleep being disrupted by flare ups of pain in parts of the body.
- Cognitive difficulties. Also known as “fibro fog” where a person with fibromyalgia has trouble focusing and concentrating on mental tasks.