New Fibromyalgia Treatment in Iowa City
When you have fibromyalgia, or widespread pain, you are in the company of around 4 million American adults. Midwest Ketafusion®️ in Iowa City, Iowa, offers low-dose ketamine to help you find relief from this difficult-to-treat disorder. To manage your fibromyalgia pain, call Midwest Ketafusion®️ or book an appointment online today.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, or generalized, widespread pain, is a chronic pain disorder that causes tenderness of joints, muscles, and body tissues. It is often associated with chronic fatigue and sleep problems.
Symptoms of this disorder vary, and may be more severe at some times than others. Its underlying causes are not well understood, but may be a problem with the nerves and the way that pain signals are transmitted to the brain.
While fibromyalgia can affect people of all ages, middle-aged women are diagnosed more often than men. Treatment and effective pain control can be difficult.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Part of the difficulty in treating fibromyalgia is that symptoms can change in location and severity. Symptoms can worsen over time, or be exacerbated by prolonged periods of stress, physical trauma, or other health conditions.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Generalized pain and stiffness
- Chronic tiredness or fatigue
- Sleep difficulty
- Mental fogginess or difficulty concentrating
- Digestive problems
- Joint pain or swelling
- Muscle weakness
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by your primary care physician, who then works with Midwest Ketafusion®️ to create a long-term plan that includes ketamine treatments to relieve your chronic pain.
How can ketamine treat fibromyalgia?
Clinical studies support the use of ketamine as an effective treatment for relief of chronic pain, including fibromyalgia. Your treatment plan is determined as a part of your initial consultation with the team at Midwest Ketafusion®️. During this consultation, your health and treatment history is collected and a physical exam completed.
Your personalized ketamine infusion plan generally includes a series of 3-5 two-hour infusions over the course of a 2 week period. Your dose is adjusted to a level that is effective for your pain relief. If needed, you will receive maintenance, or booster, infusions to maximize your chronic pain relief.
Other methods your primary care physician may prescribe to treat your fibromyalgia include:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Exercise and stretching programs
- Nutritional counseling
With the combined effort of your medical team and ketamine infusions, you can have hope for relief from your fibromyalgia pain.
For a consultation about how ketamine can help your fibromyalgia, call or book an appointment online today.