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IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Help Manage the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment

Treating_Fibro IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Help Manage the Pain of Fibromyalgia Los Angeles Southern CaliforniaFibromyalgia is a painful condition with no effective cure in medicine. Over the years, fibromyalgia becomes chronic, and the patient continues to suffer a compromised health. The source of this pain is complex, and researchers are yet to establish the root cause of fibromyalgia. Pain relieving medications often prove to be inadequate in treating this condition.

Many therapists recommend changes in lifestyle, such as choosing a balanced diet, performing regular exercises and stretching, having sufficient sleep, taking NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, and receiving physical therapy. However, these measures only have a limited effect, or benefit only a small number of patients.

Ketamine Therapy may be a safe and effective alternative for patients who have not benefitted from conventional medications and therapies for fibromyalgia. The Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Steven L Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments for fibromyalgia to patients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities.

Minimal to No Side Effects

Ketamine has been used in medicine for over half a century as an anesthetic. In the last 20 years, extensive research has been conducted to determine the safety of ketamine. No long term side effects have been reported by patients. Conventional medications to treat fibromyalgia may have addictive properties, apart from side effects such as stomach ache, appetite loss, nausea, respiratory issues, liver damage, ulcers and blurred vision.

Anti-depressants, opiates and steroids, on the other hand, may only provide short-lived pain relief, while having significant costs and considerable side effects. For patients who have failed to get relief from conventional medications may choose Ketamine Infusion Therapy to address fibromyalgia.

Blocking Pain Receptors

Extended pain condition can sometimes cause depression in the patients of fibromyalgia. In such a situation, a single course of treatment may not be sufficient because the patient’s condition has both physiological and psychological aspects. Ketamine IV therapy offers a comprehensive solution in such cases because it can block and reset pain receptors in the brain.

Ketamine will balance out vital hormones and neurons by altering GABA and glutamate levels. This allows for a focused treatment of both physical and psychological discomfort at the same time, which may have arisen because of fibromyalgia. Patients can enjoy freedom from persistent pain without having to struggle with unpleasant side effects.

Customized Treatment

The treatment provider will begin the Ketamine Infusion Therapy plan by including an initial series of six treatments spread over two weeks. Most patients can experience significant relief from fibromyalgia and associated symptoms of depression with this intensive Ketamine Therapy.

Depending on the specific pain level and overall health condition of the patient, the treatment provider will prescribe follow up booster infusions for long term maintenance. They will create a comprehensive care plan that is tailored to meet the patient’s unique needs.

With this customized treatment approach, patients receive lowest possible doses of ketamine, while optimizing the benefits. Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, and other areas and suburbs in this part of America for ketamine infusion therapy pertaining to fibromyalgia.

For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling  310-270-0625 

Treating patients from LA, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento,CA,  Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.

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