What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a challenging chronic pain condition that significantly impacts the quality of life. Treatment typically includes medications and lifestyle changes, but no single method works. When your fibromyalgia pain fails to improve with traditional treatments, Ignite Wellness in Roanoke, VA, may have a solution.
Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Traditional fibromyalgia treatments can sometimes take weeks or even months before symptom relief is experienced. Ketamine is an inspiring treatment option because, in some cases, it can provide relief from symptoms within days or even hours of your first infusion
Ketamine helps those who have Fibromyalgia by reducing 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 themselves.
What Are The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia can present itself in a variety of ways. Signs and symptoms, and intensity levels differ from one person to another. Many people experience numerous symptoms, while others only experience only a few. Among the most prevalent symptoms of fibromyalgia include
The pain associated with this condition is frequently referred to as a constant, dull ache that lasts/exceeds three months. For pain to be widespread, it must occur on both sides of the body, above and below the waist.
As a result of chronic pain, many with fibromyalgia often wake up feeling tired due to sleep being disrupted by flare-ups of pain in parts of the body.
Also referred to as “fibro fog,” a person with fibromyalgia has trouble focusing and concentrating on mental tasks.
How Does Ketamine Help Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain?
It is believed that one of the leading causes of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia, is the overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps chronic pain by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms.
By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.
Together, these receptors discharge multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity – essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
The Benefits of Ketamine for Pain Management
Ketamine infusion treatments for chronic pain management help provide our clients independence from prescription medications that can affect their mental and physical health. Without any major side effects, ketamine treatments can reduce chronic pain and can manage depression that often comes with this condition.
In just one treatment, our patients begin to reclaim their daily lives and regulate their pain. With ketamine infusion treatments and ongoing booster infusions, we have helped our clients with chronic pain find the pain relief they have been looking for so they can obtain a lifestyle they are worthy of.
The Ketamine Experience
During your ketamine treatment for fibromyalgia, we go above and beyond to ensure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while infusions for chronic pain conditions require a larger dose.
Some patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this dissociation effect aids your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.
These are all common components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.
Is Ketamine The Solution for Your Fibromyalgia Pain?
Have you tried and exhausted other fibromyalgia treatment options only to be left in constant discomfort? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again?
If you or someone you know is dealing with fibromyalgia, contact Ignite Wellness to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting fibromyalgia treatment in Roanoke, VA.