Fibromyalgia is often misunderstood. It is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, but there is no visible cause. It is also not just about pain. The condition often brings with it additional symptoms, including mood changes, fatigue, an inability to sleep, memory loss, and more. Current research on the condition has found that the disease amplifies painful sensations by altering how pain and non-pain signals are processed in the spinal cord and brain.
Treating fibromyalgia can include pain relievers, antidepressants, and anti-seizure drugs, as well as counseling, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. However, for all those options, sufferers are often left in pain and dealing with unwanted, challenging side effects. Ketamine therapy can offer a dramatic difference by alleviating pain and even addressing other symptoms.
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While the exact mechanism is not understood, ketamine has been shown to block NMDA receptors. This affects hypersensitized pain receptors and reduces the pain that you experience. Over time, ketamine has been shown to increase neuroplasticity in the brain and even further alter the expression of NMDA receptors while reducing neuroinflammation.
It varies from patient to patient but also changes with the number of sessions you have. Many patients report that their pain is reduced or eliminated for several weeks. After several sessions, many report pain relief for months at a time.
Ketamine is FDA-approved as an anesthetic. You will also have a custom-developed treatment plan that is specific to you.
The first step is to schedule your consultation. We’ll sit down, learn about you, discuss your options, and then create a treatment plan that is unique to you.