It’s not easy living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This chronic condition is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis in Americans and does not have a cure.
While it’s impossible to cure RA, you have options for treatments to manage your symptoms and slow the progression of your condition. Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion is an exciting new tool for RA management.
At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, Dr. Bryant S. Edwards and his team specialize in IV ketamine treatment, improving mental and physical health. If you’re located in the Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and have trouble with inflammatory arthritis symptoms, contact Dr. Edwards to learn if ketamine therapy could be right for you.
When you need help with arthritis
When you have RA, your immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, causing swelling, pain, and damage in your joints. RA can affect any part of your body but is most common in the joints of your hands and feet.
Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women than in men. This condition can seriously impact your quality of life, with painful morning stiffness or stiffness that lasts all day.
In addition to stiffness, pain, and swelling, your RA symptoms could include:
- Low energy
- Low appetite
- Frequent, low-grade fevers
- Dry mouth and eyes
Rheumatoid nodules can also form under your skin in areas of your body affected by RA.
Ketamine for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Both RA and ketamine are subjects of current interest to medical researchers.
We’re working on learning more about why RA occurs and what can be done to treat this common and debilitating condition. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologics work for many. However, treating RA means staying flexible, as it is often necessary to modify arthritis treatment plans to maintain symptom relief.
We’re also learning more about all the medical uses of the drug ketamine. Ketamine was originally used as a surgical anesthetic but showed significant promise in recent studies as a treatment option for other conditions, including major depression, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Studies show that ketamine treatment can reduce pain and swelling associated with RA, both in the short term and for long-term symptom relief. Ketamine affects pain receptors around your body and may be what you need to live comfortably with RA.
IV ketamine therapy and you
When you come into the office at Iconic Infusions, our team ensures that your treatment is safe and comfortable. We start your IV line and continue to monitor you during treatment for any adverse reactions. You rest comfortably in our pleasant medspa-style treatment environment during your IV infusion.
Ketamine treatment is typically delivered through a series of spaced-apart IV infusion sessions. Talk to Dr. Edwards at Iconic Infusions about how ketamine infusion therapy could benefit you!
To learn more about IV ketamine infusion and how this treatment approach may help keep your arthritis symptoms from disrupting your life, schedule an initial consultation appointment with Dr. Edwards today.
Book now by calling Iconic Infusions, PLLC, or use our convenient online tool to set up your first session.