Fibromyalgia is a chronic nervous system condition that results in symptoms of widespread pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and negative effects on memory and mood. Since fibromyalgia isn’t an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints or causes inflammation, it’s hard to diagnose. And, is commonly misdiagnosed, which can be disheartening and challenging for patients looking for pain relief. Fortunately, there are a few things individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia can to do manage symptoms of chronic pain.
Causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Basically, doctors and researchers believe that fibromyalgia symptoms are the result of issues between how the brain and spinal cord communicate pain signals. While the condition can appear slowly over time or abruptly without a triggering event, there are a few things that can increase an individual’s chance of developing fibromyalgia. Things that may increase someone’s chance of developing fibromyalgia include being a woman, aging, having another debilitating illness, experiencing physical or emotional abuse, neglecting to exercise often, and genetics.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatment measures individuals living with this condition can take. These treatment methods may include prescription medications, over-the-counter pain relievers, exercises, stress reduction techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. However, for many, these traditional treatments may not provide the relief needed for a life of wellbeing.
Ketamine infusion therapy helps to reduce symptoms of chronic pain. Mostly, for individuals who are not getting the relief from traditional fibromyalgia treatments. Basically, when ketamine enters the brain, it works to block neurotransmitters from attaching to receptors that send electronic signals to the nervous system. The result is a reduction in chronic pain symptoms for individuals with fibromyalgia.
Do you have fibromyalgia but are not experiencing relief from traditional treatments? Do you think that ketamine infusion therapy may help to provide the relief you’re seeking? If so, consider Diablo Valley Drug & Alcohol Services for your ketamine infusion treatments. Give us a call today at 925-289-1430 to speak with one of our specialists about our pain management programs.