Fibromyalgia Specialist

Illumma

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Central, Austin, TX

People who struggle with fibromyalgia know that long-lasting relief is elusive, and every day spent in pain takes a toll on their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you need effective solutions, Ken Adolph, MD, and the compassionate team at Illumma in Austin, Texas, can help. They specialize in one of today’s most advanced and effective treatments for fibromyalgia, ketamine infusion therapy. To learn if you’re a good candidate, call or connect online to schedule a free consultation.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that’s defined by symptoms such as:

  • Widespread pain and unwanted sensations in your muscles and soft tissues
  • Extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with sleep
  • Sensitivity to lights, noises, and temperature
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

The two hallmark symptoms – widespread pain and fatigue – are often severe enough to stop you from going to work, taking care of your daily responsibilities, and socializing.

Fibromyalgia symptoms can flare up without warning. They can also be triggered by factors like stress and changes in the weather.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia remains to be determined, but one condition that contributes to the problem has been identified. Chronic pain changes your brain and central nervous system, making them hypersensitive to pain. 

That hypersensitivity, called central sensitization, means that you feel pain from things that shouldn’t be painful. Ketamine infusion therapy can help you overcome this problem.

How does ketamine infusion therapy relieve fibromyalgia?

Ketamine treats fibromyalgia on several fronts. It relieves widespread body pain and headaches, and it also treats depression and anxiety.

You can experience dramatic relief as ketamine directly targets different areas of your brain. For example, it balances the brain chemicals associated with mental health issues and increases connections between neurons involved in mood.

Ketamine also affects receptors that regulate pain pathways and changes the way your central nervous system processes pain. It’s like hitting a reset button that restores normal pain processing.

What happens during ketamine infusion therapy for fibromyalgia?

When you’re ready to get the pain relief you need and deserve, ketamine is administered through an intravenous infusion. That allows the team at Illumma to precisely control the dose and guarantees that all the medication gets into your bloodstream.

The infusion takes two hours when targeting pain. Pre-infusion preparation and post-infusion recovery add another hour to your session.

Many people feel a significant improvement after one ketamine session, while others notice the difference after several treatments. Either way, the team at Illumma typically recommends a series of about six treatments spread out over a few weeks.

Before receiving a ketamine infusion, you’ll need to schedule a consultation so your Illumma provider can assess your health and determine the best treatment protocol for your needs.

To learn more about ketamine therapy and how it can help you return to a healthy, pain-free life, call Illumma or book a consultation online today.