Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the muscles and tissues of the body, causing symptoms of aching and stiffness. Pain can range from moderate to severe, and can affect various parts of the body at various times. This pain can be debilitating and still is not completely understood by the medical community.
The Injection & Infusion Clinic of ABQ can successfully reduce patient’s chronic pain symptoms with low dose Ketamine infusions, allowing the patient to obtain relief from their symptoms. The effects can be dramatic, often allowing patients for the first time in years to re-engage in life activities they have missed out on for so long.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also referred to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by:
severe burning pain
pathological changes in bone and skin
extreme sensitivity to touch
Once diagnosed, traditional treatment options have been limited and offer little to no relief.
Physicians and researchers have identified that Ketamine infusions can provide patients immediate and sustained relief for these chronic pain conditions. Typically, betwen 1-3 four-hour Ketamine Infusions can result in patients obtaining up to three months of remission. Often patients report near 100% pain relief within hours of the start of the infusion. For best result physical therapy recommended in conjunction with the Ketamine Infusions. CRPS patients can also expect to significantly reduce their need to take opioids and other pain medications.
About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, can be moderate or excruciating, episodic or continuous, inconvenient or totally incapacitating.
With chronic pain, signals of pain inappropriately remain active in the nervous system for months or even years. The emotional toll of chronic pain also can make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of natural painkillers.