Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and both emotional and mental distress. Those with fibromyalgia may also have abnormal pain perception processing, which makes a person more sensitive to pain.
Somewhere around 4 million American adults suffer from fibromyalgia. While fibromyalgia cannot be cured, the symptoms can be treated and managed with both medications and lifestyle changes. Fibromyalgia may target the nervous system, but it is not classified as an autoimmune disease or an inflammation-based illness.
Recently, there’s been research demonstrating how ketamine infusions have already been beneficial for treating fibromyalgia. In a single study, treatment with ketamine reduced the patient’s pain by 50% in more than fifty percent of the research participants.
What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Widespread Pain: Pain and stiffness all across the body, usually described as a dull ache that lasts for at least three months. The pain must be on both sides of your body, and above and below your waist, to technically be “widespread pain”.
Fatigue: In addition to general feelings of tiredness or restlessness, fibromyalgia also tends to disrupt normal sleep patterns and further lead to fatigue. Many people with fibromyalgia also report having other sleep disorders like sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.
Cognitive Difficulties: Fibromyalgia may also impair a person’s ability to focus or concentrate. This is sometimes referred to as the “fibro fog”.
Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
How can I improve my life with Fibromyalgia?
Physical Fitness: Adults should be moderately physically active for at least 150 minutes per week. This equates to 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Being physically active will also reduce the risk of developing other chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Spend time relaxing: Practicing deep-breathing or meditation can help reduce the stress fibromyalgia and its symptoms bring into your life.
Get into a pattern of sleep: Without getting enough your sleep, your body doesn’t have the time it needs to repair itself both physically and mentally. Limiting caffeine and nicotine intake can not only improve sleep but also help reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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Can Ketamine Help Your Fibromyalgia?
Are you searching for a nearby Los Angeles ketamine clinic for Fibromyalgia treatment? Pacific Ketamine Institute is conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA, . Give us a call at (424) 332-5550. We would love to discuss your symptoms and draft an consultation plan accordingly.
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