If you suffer from fibromyalgia or any other chronic pain condition, then you know the cycle: pain makes it almost impossible to sleep; sleep deprivation exacerbates the pain. And so on…
Researchers have always assumed a connection between sleep and pain, but recent studies have finally provided scientific proof by identifying a connection between poor sleep and the activation of the brain’s glial cells. Glial cells, which are oftentimes activated by a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep, are a type of immune cell. When activated, these cells produce inflammatory factors that worsen pain pathways.
The discovery of the connection between sleep and glial cells will enable researchers to develop a glial cell inhibitor that could act as a fibromyalgia treatment or chronic pain management solution. Ketamine has also made the list of potential treatments, thanks to its effectiveness in pain management, and as an antidepressant.
It’s important to note that this research is still in its infancy. The exact mechanism through which these glial cells affect pain pathways isn’t clear, and the theory that a glial cell inhibitor will work to reduce pain and fatigue is something that needs to be tried and tested.
We’re excited to see ketamine make the list of potential glial cell inhibitors. Ketamine has been proving time and time again that its potential is boundless. It has brought hope to so many people suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders, and has been a clear choice for those seeking a non-opiate, non-addictive, highly effective pain management solution.
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In southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area, RestoratIV Wellness has its fingers firmly on the pulse of alternative treatments for depression, psychiatric disorders and chronic pain conditions. Through the use of new and innovative treatments, we hope to enable more people to live rich and fulfilling lives. If you or a loved one is suffering consider learning more about ketamine infusions. We are happy to offer a free consultation to all new patients. Just complete the brief form below and a member of our clinical team will contact you to answer questions, address concerns and point you in the direction of health and happiness.