Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults, about 2% of the adult population. The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it can be effectively treated and managed.

Fortunately, new treatment options like ketamine infusion therapy are giving new hope to those who have not been able to manage their fibromyalgia using conventional treatment methods.

How Does Ketamine for Fibromyalgia Treatment Work?

It is believed that one of the leading causes of fibromyalgia is the overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps fibromyalgia by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of fibromyalgia symptoms.

By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.

Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.

How Successful is Ketamine for Fibromyalgia?

Dutch researchers recently found that 30-minute ketamine infusions reduced pain levels in fibromyalgia by 50% but the effect was too short-lived, lasting less than 2 hours, to justify more treatment may be needed.

As the leading ketamine treatment provider in Baltimore, MD, we look forward to helping our patients get back to enjoying things they love to do with the people they love.

Can Ketamine Help Alleviate Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

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Unlike many conventional fibromyalgia treatments that can take weeks or months to start seeing results, ketamine elicits a quick and robust response to help provide fast relief for fibromyalgia related pain symptoms.

If you or a loved one is living with fibromyalgia and have been unable to get the relief you need after exhausting all other treatment options, then you might be a good candidate for ketamine therapy.

Contact our ketamine therapy experts at Vita Nova Wellness today and learn how we can help you start your journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

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