Fibromyalgia Treatment

Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Once regarded as only an FDA-approved anesthetic, ketamine has made a new name for itself in recent years as an effective treatment of chronic pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia. When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, IV ketamine treatments can bring a significant reduction in pain for patients who suffer from fibromyalgia.

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How Does Ketamine Help with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood disease, and as such, it has been difficult to treat such patients. It is classified as widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles.

Research is still ongoing in terms of how ketamine actually helps treat those suffering from fibromyalgia, but appears to reduce the central nervous systems sensitization associated with increased pain. It is believed that ketamine helps to foster new connections between synapses and restore damaged nerve connections.

This process is essentially a “rewiring” of the central nervous system. It is thought to block the receptors that have caused the CNS to go astray, and allow normal pathways to reassert themself.

How Does Ketamine Help with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is classified as widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles. One benefit to ketamine over traditional treatments is the rapid onset of relief brought on, whereas traditional methods could take days or even weeks to finally set in. Research is still ongoing in terms of how ketamine can help treat those suffering from chronic pain, but it is believed that ketamine helps foster new connections between synapses and restore damaged nerve connections.

This process is essentially a “rewiring” of the brain. Ketamine treatments also benefit those who suffer from depression and anxiety as well, both of which are prevalent in those who suffer from chronic pain.

Is Ketamine Right For My Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is typically treated with oral prescription narcotics or local anesthetic gels. Usually, these treatments bring unsatisfactory results. For these patients, Ketamine is an important option for treatment.

One benefit of ketamine over other treatments is the rapid onset of relief that ketamine offers. Single infusions have reduced the level of pain in some patients for several weeks. However, a series of Ketamine infusions are required to achieve longer-lasting results.

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