Ketamine for RLS

Is Your Restless Leg Syndrome Keeping You Up At All Hours Of The Night?

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.

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What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

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

What Are The Symptoms Of RLS?

Symptoms of restless legs syndrome include:

  • Leg (or arm) discomfort: These uncomfortable limb sensations are often described by adults as creeping, itching, pulling, crawling, tugging, throbbing, burning, or gnawing. These sensations usually occur at bedtime but can occur at other times of limb inactivity.
  • Urge to move legs (or arms): To relieve limb discomfort, you have an uncontrollable urge to move your limbs especially when resting, such as when sitting or lying down.
  • Sleep disruption: Additional time is often needed to fall asleep because of the urge to move your limbs to relieve the discomfort. Sometimes staying asleep may also be difficult.
  • Bedtime behavior problems: Because of the discomfort, you may need to get out of bed to stretch your limbs to relieve the discomfort.
  • Daytime sleepiness: Problems with falling asleep and staying asleep may result in daytime sleepiness.
  • Behavior and work performance problems: Again, due to sleep disruption, problems may emerge in daytime behavior (irritability, moodiness, difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, etc) and work performance.

Can Ketamine Help Your RLS Symptoms?

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.

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