Fibromyalgia

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Intense pain from fibromyalgia interrupts your ability to work and do the things you enjoy. While there is no known cure for the condition, it is possible to treat fibromyalgia symptoms, easing your pain and stress effectively. KetaMed Health & Wellness in Rye Brook, New York, offers Ketamine infusion therapy to manage your pain and provide relief to extra-sensitive parts of your body. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Douglas Kornreich and ease the pain caused by fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition of the musculoskeletal system, characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and mood dysfunction.

It’s brought on by repeated nerve stimulation, which causes your brain structure to change. Certain brain chemicals increase to abnormal levels, causing the pain receptors in the brain to develop a hypersensitivity to nerve signals (hence the chronic pain that characterizes fibromyalgia).

Aside from widespread pain, fibromyalgia can also cause severe fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory problems, and mood issues. Individuals with fibromyalgia are often more sensitive to pain than those not suffering with the condition.

There are no tests available for diagnosing fibromyalgia, but most doctors arrive at the diagnosis when the patient experiences widespread pain for longer than three months. Other medical conditions which could cause the pain must first be ruled out before a fibromyalgia diagnosis is made.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia often begin after a traumatic injury, surgery, or infection. Intense psychological stress can also trigger it. Women are more likely to be affected by fibromyalgia, but men also develop the condition.

Fibromyalgia may also trigger other painful conditions, including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

What are the risks for developing fibromyalgia?

Several factors influence your risk of developing fibromyalgia, including:

  • Genetics: fibromyalgia tends to run in families due to possible genetic mutations, increasing your susceptibility
  • Age: the majority of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are between the ages of 20 and 50
  • Infections/illness: infections and other illnesses may trigger fibromyalgia or aggravate an existing condition, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Trauma: physical or emotional trauma can trigger the development of fibromyalgia; excessive psychological stress may also be a factor

How can Ketamine infusions help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Research shows that Ketamine significantly reduces pain intensity during and after treatment when compared to morphine.

Massively overstimulated NMDA receptors are thought to be involved in pain mechanisms in fibromyalgia. Ketamine acts to reduce your central nervous system’s “hyperexcitability,” thereby decreasing sensitivity and creating relief from fibromyalgia pain.

Finding the right treatment for your fibromyalgia pain is only one appointment away. Contact Dr. Kornreich’s office today or book an appointment online to discuss pain relief options using Ketamine infusion therapy.