Ketamine, a drug used as an anesthetic in hospitals for decades is making waves again with its recent discovery of being effective against depression and chronic pain related to RLS.
Some doctors say ketamine could be one of the biggest breakthroughs since modern medicine began to develop treatments not reliant on chemicals or surgery; it’s also considered non-addictive so there are hopes that those who suffer from restless leg syndorme will find relief through using this alternative therapy rather than turning towards drugs which can have side effects like addiction.
Restless leg syndrome is a condition that can give an irresistible urge to move one’s legs, often because staying stationary brings about uncomfortable sensations. These feelings may last hours or even days and will happen while standing up straight as well in bed at night when you are laying down.
Scientists believe that the main cause of Restless Leg Syndrome is an overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine works by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate. Thus, ketamine aids in decreasing the overall activity of NMDA, which in turn reduces symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
Symptoms of restless legs syndrome include:
There are many reasons why people suffer from this condition but it doesn’t matter what your reason is that we can help you get rid of those pesky symptoms. Ketamine has been used in medicine since 1970 and has been proven effective at treating a variety of conditions like depression, chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety disorders, etc., and now it can be used to treat RLS as well. Come see us today if you want to put an end to your suffering!.
Call our office or fill out the form on our website right now to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff will provide more information about how ketamine for restless leg treatment works and whether or not it’s right for you.