Are you suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia? Introducing the innovative solution, ketamine infusion therapy, now available at Serenity Health in Louisville, KY. This cutting-edge treatment offers a unique approach to managing fibromyalgia symptoms by targeting the underlying neurological pathways responsible for pain.
Our team of experts at Serenity Health is dedicated to providing personalized and effective care to help you achieve long-lasting relief. Take the first step towards reclaiming your quality of life, and schedule a consultation to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy today.
For many years, ketamine has been utilized as a general anesthetic. However, over twenty years of research have revealed that ketamine infusions can quickly alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia while having minimal side effects compared to other treatment options.
The World Health Organization recognizes ketamine’s importance as a basic necessity in healthcare systems, hence its inclusion in their list of essential medicines, due to its proven effectiveness as an anesthetic and pain management solution.
Ketamine works to treat fibromyalgia pain by affecting the neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for pain perception. It modulates the activity of certain nerve cells in the central nervous system, resulting in decreased pain signals being transmitted to the brain.
In addition, ketamine has been shown to have an impact on the neuroplasticity of the brain, potentially leading to long-term changes in pain perception. It is thought that ketamine infusion therapy may also help reduce inflammation, improve mood, and stimulate the growth of new brain cells, all of which contribute to reducing fibromyalgia symptoms.
The benefits of ketamine for fibromyalgia include:
Rapid pain relief: Ketamine can provide rapid pain relief for fibromyalgia patients, with improvement often seen within hours of administration.
Decreased sensitivity to pain: Ketamine works as an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist and can decrease sensitivity to pain.
Improved mood: Ketamine has been found to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are commonly associated with fibromyalgia.
Changes in pain processing: Ketamine has been shown to change the way pain is processed in the brain, potentially leading to a reduction in chronic pain.
Fewer side effects: Compared to other pain medications, ketamine has fewer side effects, making it a safer option for people with fibromyalgia.
During a ketamine treatment for fibromyalgia, a patient will typically receive an intravenous (IV) infusion of the medication. The treatment is typically administered in a medical office or clinic, and usually takes about 40 minutes to an hour.
Our patients can relax in a comfortable chair, and a small IV catheter will be inserted into their arm. The ketamine will be administered through the IV at a slow, controlled rate. The patient will be monitored throughout the treatment by the healthcare provider.
Patients may experience some dissociation during the treatment, which means they might feel detached from their surroundings, or they might experience changes in perception, such as feeling as if they are in a dreamlike state or experiencing changes in the way they perceive time, colors, or shapes. These side effects usually subside shortly after the infusion.
After treatment, the patient will be observed for a short period of time by our staff before being allowed to go home. It is advised that patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
If you’re tired of living with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, it’s time to take action. Ketamine infusion therapy for fibromyalgia treatment offers a promising solution that can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Our team of experts at Serenity Health in Louisville, KY, is here to help you every step of the way. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your pain. Schedule your consultation today and discover the transformative power of ketamine infusion therapy.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, and fatigue. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia may include sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it is thought to be related to a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still not fully understood. However, it is believed to result from a combination of several factors, including:
Genetics: Some research suggests that fibromyalgia may run in families, indicating a genetic component to the condition.
Trauma or injury: Physical or emotional trauma may trigger fibromyalgia in some individuals.
Infections: Certain viral or bacterial infections may play a role in the development of fibromyalgia.
Abnormal pain perception: People with fibromyalgia may have an altered perception of pain, with the central nervous system amplifying painful stimuli.
Stressful or traumatic events: Psychological stress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may increase the risk of developing fibromyalgia.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary widely among individuals, but the most common symptoms include:
Widespread pain: The most defining characteristic of fibromyalgia is widespread pain, which is typically described as a dull ache that affects both sides of the body and is located above and below the waist.
Tender points: Tender points are specific areas on the body that are painful when pressure is applied. There are 18 specific tender points recognized by the American College of Rheumatology.
Fatigue: Many people with fibromyalgia experience extreme fatigue, which can make it difficult to perform even simple tasks.
Sleep disturbances: People with fibromyalgia often have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and may also experience restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea.
Headaches: Chronic headaches, including migraines, are common in people with fibromyalgia.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): IBS is a digestive disorder that can cause symptoms such as bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
Depression and anxiety: People with fibromyalgia are at increased risk of developing depression and anxiety.