Functional Abdominal Pain, which is sometimes known as centrally mediated abdominal pain, is a condition that many live with, and this gastrointestinal disorder is not something to take lightly. The condition can cause great distress and pain to those who are living with it, causing them to miss out on certain aspects of their lives due to flare-up incidents. Even when the condition is under control, knowing when it will flare-up again is impossible, so it can also cause depression and withdrawal alongside the actual physical effects that it brings.

What is Functional Abdominal Pain?

Functional Abdominal Pain is a condition that is diagnosed by severe pain in the abdomen with no explanation with the help of imaging and tests. This is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause intense pain and cramping, which can flare up with stress or other medical conditions. For some patients, Functional Abdominal Pain is a constant condition in which they can find no relief through traditional means like medications. For others, it is periodic and not constant. While some doctors believe that the condition can surface from repeated abdominal injuries, for many individuals the pain begins for no reason at all, and the cause can often not be pinpointed.

Symptoms of Functional Abdominal Pain

The main symptom of Functional Abdominal Pain is an intense, severe pain in the abdominal area near the belly button. Other symptoms of the condition can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Trouble sleeping due to pain
  • Frequent diarrhea (multiple incidents per day)
  • Evidence of blood in the stool
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of appetite due to pain
  • Fevers
  • Frequent vomiting

How Ketamine Therapy Helps with Functional Abdominal Pain

Since medications such as opioids and narcotics tend to be avoided for Functional Abdominal Pain due to the dangers they can have on the bowel, treatment tends to come in the form of antidepressants. However, these medications can take weeks or even months to work, and they are not always guaranteed to help reduce the pain by drastic levels. Ketamine therapy can help with the reduction of pain in Functional Abdominal Pain Syndromes thanks to its analgesic and sedative properties that work together to change the way chemical receptors in the brain perceive pain.
A course of several treatments can help relieve the pain of Functional Abdominal Pain and help patients get back to leading a more stress free, productive life. Booster treatments may be needed several months apart to help the effects of the Ketamine continue to last.

Why Choose Ketamine USA for Functional Abdominal Pain

Ketamine USA is an ideal choice for treatment for Functional Abdominal Pain. Alongside the friendly staff who are available to help answer any questions you may have before, during, and after treatments, the doctor is also available to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Side effects of Ketamine treatments from Ketamine USA are low, and every measure is taken to ensure that patients have a great experience through consultations and follow-ups.