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Fibromyalgia Treatment in Billings, MT

KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY

Fast & Efficient Fibromyalgia Treatment in Billings, MT

“Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover, and to make progress.”

—Dr. Mel Pohl, A Day Without Pain

Fibromyalgia affects around 4 million adults just in the U.S. alone. Being ultra-sensitive to pain and fatigue throughout the day can leave you aggravated and bewildered, even more so if these kinds of symptoms pester you daily or weekly.

Amongst the primary medications chosen for adult fibromyalgia patients in the US is Lyrica. A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled trial revealed that the drug had little to no effect on pain levels in adolescents.

There is Hope, We Can Help!

Ketamine infusion therapy brings new hope to so many who have not had success with previous fibromyalgia treatments and medications. Ketamine has been analyzed and proven to be efficient in helping with pain reduction.

Best of all, ketamine works fast to provide almost instant relief for many. No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Luvita today to learn more about the best new fibromyalgia treatment in Billings, MT.

What Are The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

The widespread symptom of fibromyalgia is pain. Individuals have an increased sensitivity to various sensory stimuli and an abnormally lowered pain tolerance. Those living with fibromyalgia may also experience the following:
  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Digestive problems

How Does Ketamine Help With Fibromyalgia?

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

The Ketamine Infusion Experience

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During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia require a larger dose and can take up to several hours to complete.

A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.

What Are The Side Effects of Ketamine Treatment?

As a new treatment option for fibromyalgia, ketamine has a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, double or blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and small anxiety feelings after being given a dose. This treatment method is not developmental because this is an FDA-approved drug that is being utilized for “off-label” or less typical use.

An “off-label” use indicates that it is provided as a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for a certain lot of uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops in time.

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Can Ketamine Help Heal You?

Have you tried and exhausted other fibromyalgia treatment options only to be left filling full of anxiety and stress? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again? 

If you or someone you may know is dealing with fibromyalgia, contact Luvita today at (406) 213-7862 to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting fibromyalgia treatment in Billings, MT.

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