Ketamine for Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment
Ketamine is proving to be a promising new treatment for chronic pain conditions like restless leg syndrome (RLS).
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 substance abuse as well as other mood disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
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 both mood disorders and chronic pain conditions, like restless leg syndrome (RLS).
With traditional chronic pain treatments, it can sometimes take weeks or even months before relief from symptoms is experienced. Ketamine is a promising new treatment option because in some cases it can provide relief from symptoms within days or even hours.
In addition to treating chronic pain, ketamine also treats the symptoms of depression that come from conditions like RLS, fibromyalgia, and more. In fact, studies show that up to 75% of patients report a positive response after even a single ketamine infusion.
How Does Ketamine Help With Restless Leg Syndrome?
It is believed that the main cause of RLS is due to 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 desire to restlessly move one’s legs.
If you are looking for new chronic pain treatment in Birmingham, AL schedule a free consultation with us at Southern Ketamine and Wellness today!
What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Restless Leg Syndrome is a condition that causes individuals to feel an uncontrollable urge to move their legs, often because staying stationary creates an uncomfortable sensation. The feeling can drag on for as long as hours and up to days, and can occur while standing, sitting, or lying down.
It’s unknown what actually causes RLS, but research seems to suggest that both genetic and biological factors in the brain may have a role. Other conditions, like peripheral neuropathy, kidney failure, or iron deficiency may also contribute to the development of RLS.
Fortunately, new treatment options, like ketamine infusions, are making it easier to relieve the uncomfortable sensations associated with RLS.
What Are The Symptoms Of Restless Leg Syndrome?
The most common report from someone with RLS is an uncontrollable sensation to move their legs. Often this is because of the uncomfortable feeling that comes from sitting stationary for too long. Sometimes moving helps to relieve the pain, but it often comes back with time.
Some people also describe the sensation with words like:
Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome
It’s possible that someone experiences RLS because of an underlying medical condition, such as an iron deficiency. A doctor or healthcare provider will prescribe iron supplements and the condition will (ideally) improve with time.
If the condition is not related to underlying reasons, then treatment normally focuses on lifestyle changes that will be determined based on conversations between doctor and patient.
If lifestyle changes don’t show any improvement, a doctor may move on to prescribing medications to reduce the severity of symptoms brought on by RLS.
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Tired of losing sleep at night? Sick and tired of being in constant pain? Contact Southern Ketamine and Wellness today and schedule your free consultation if you live in the Birmingham area and would like to learn more about how ketamine infusions for restless leg syndrome can help you.