Fibromyalgia affects around four million Americans, causing chronic pain and interfering with daily life. At Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic, their skilled team offers low-dose ketamine infusions as a way to treat this puzzling condition, which doesn’t always respond well to conventional medical treatments. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, office to find out more about how ketamine infusions can ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, sleep issues, and fatigue that often results in emotional and mental distress. Though the condition isn’t fully understood, researchers believe that it results from a central nervous system that’s stuck in a continuous state of high reactivity.
Common fibromyalgia symptoms include:
Fibromyalgia can be hard to diagnose. Many of the symptoms are vague and associated with other conditions. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know how hard it is to treat. Ketamine infusions offer an alternative to more traditional treatments that include medications, physical therapy, antidepressants, and stress reduction.
While men can develop fibromyalgia, women are more likely to suffer from it. Fibromyalgia also has a genetic link. The condition can be triggered by an infection or physical or emotional trauma. People who are obese or who have repetitive stress injuries are also at risk of developing fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia lowers your quality of life. You can expect to experience more hospitalizations and higher rates of depression. People with fibromyalgia are more likely to experience premature death and to take their own lives. Other rheumatic conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, often coexist with the condition.
Ketamine infusions block NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors in the brain. By changing the way these receptors act, they no longer receive signals that indicate pain.
Ketamine also helps with the production of a neurotransmitter called glutamate. It shuts off communication between certain regions of your brain and body. This also reduces pain.
You could notice results within 24 hours of your infusion. Ketamine doesn’t cure fibromyalgia but manages the pain and symptoms associated with the condition.
The staff at Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic puts together a treatment plan for you so that you get regular maintenance treatments to improve your quality of life.
If you have fibromyalgia, contact Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic to learn how ketamine infusion therapy offers relief. Call today or use the online tool to schedule.