New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Chronic pain is debilitating, demoralizing, and depressing. It can be hard to have hope for relief when every day seems like a repeat of the one before and you can barely get out of bed to do even basic daily activities. If you have fibromyalgia, your pain may be constant and punctuated by intense episodes caused by flare-ups. Ketamine could be your next avenue of relief.

At Ketaesthetic in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, our team of pain management specialists can successfully treat fibromyalgia patients with IV ketamine infusions, delivering both pain relief and improved functioning. 

Ketamine vs. NSAIDs or opioids

Pain management options can be limited for many patients suffering from chronic conditions. Doctors have become increasingly unwilling to prescribe pain-relieving opioids, and long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause stomach ulcers and internal bleeding. 

In contrast, ketamine infusions for chronic pain not only address the pain signals traveling constantly to the brain but can also improve symptoms like anxiety and depression which can also occur with fibromyalgia. Unlike opioids, ketamine in low-dose IV form isn’t addictive and unlike NSAIDs, it doesn’t cause issues with the digestive tract.

Individualized treatment

Ketamine therapy doesn’t start until our team fully understands your circumstances, conditions, pain levels, and other symptoms. We carefully calibrate the strength of your ketamine dose and frequency of infusions for long-lasting relief with minimal side effects.

Studies reveal that pain relief is only one goal for many patients and may even come in second to their desire to regain functionality. If you’ve been looking for a pain management solution that also improves your functionality, ketamine could be perfect for you. 

Fibromyalgia, like many chronic diseases, also causes depression and/or anxiety. This can make you feel helpless and unmotivated. With ketamine, you receive not only pain-relieving benefits but anti-anxiety and antidepressant benefits as well.

Most patients find that the infusion experience is very peaceful, and many doze off intermittently during the treatment. After each infusion, you may feel a little dizzy or nauseous, but any such side effects are very fleeting. You can rest peacefully in our comfortable office until you feel well enough to return home.

When should you ask about ketamine treatment for fibro pain?

Studies of ketamine treatment for fibromyalgia are consistently positive, and many patients only need an infusion once every few months after an initial course of treatment. 

If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain for longer than three months, or have already received a fibromyalgia diagnosis, it could be time to talk to pain management professionals about how ketamine can help. 

If you want to learn more about ketamine therapy, get in touch with the team at Ketaesthetic. To schedule a consultation, call 973-604-3848 or request an appointment online

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