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It affects an estimated 5 to 10 percent of adults and 2 to 4 percent of children in the United States. For unknown reasons, the disorder affects women more often than men. The prevalence of restless legs syndrome increases with age.
At Roswell Infusions, we are proud to offer the latest in innovative restless legs treatment options. After watching loved ones struggle with various chronic pain conditions, we decided to bring affordable ketamine therapy to the Roswell, NM, community.
Our mission is to help our patients live above mental illness and chronic pain. At Roswell Infusions, our growing team of specialists treats individuals from across Southeastern New Mexico. Our professionals provide the expert care you can trust. We are happy to be a key part of your care team.
Ketamine works fast to provide rapid relief for many of those struggling with restless legs syndrome (RLS). No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Roswell Infusions today to learn more about our new RLS treatment in Roswell, New Mexico.
Restless legs syndrome is a condition that causes individuals to feel an uncontrollable urge to move their legs, often because staying stationary creates an uncomfortable sensation that can escalate to pain. The feeling can occur while standing, sitting, or lying down.
It’s unknown what causes RLS, but research suggests that genetic and biological factors in the brain may have a role. Other conditions, like peripheral neuropathy, kidney failure, or iron deficiency, may also contribute to RLS development.
Fortunately, new treatment options, like ketamine infusions, are making it easier to relieve the uncomfortable sensations associated with RLS.
Some people also describe the sensation with words like:
It is believed that one of the leading causes of RLS and various other chronic pain conditions is the overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps chronic pain by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms.
By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.
Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity – essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
During your ketamine treatment for restless legs syndrome, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while infusions for chronic pain conditions require a larger dose.
A number of patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this dissociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.
These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.
As a new treatment option for RLS, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings during treatment.
Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.
Ketamine may cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure.
Have you tried and exhausted other rest legs syndrome treatment options only to be left in constant discomfort? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again?
If you or someone you know is dealing with restless legs syndrome, contact Roswell Infusions to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting RLS treatment in Roswell, New Mexico.
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