Introducing Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for Fibromyalgia Management at The Doleys Clinic
Have you ever felt like your fibromyalgia was misunderstood? Have you ever been told that your pain is “all in your head”?
Have you been subjected to expensive and possibly ineffective procedures?
And…did you know that opioids used to treat other types of chronic pain can actually make your unique fibromyalgia symptoms worse?
That sounds like a recipe for frustration and disappointment. You have real pain. You don’t want a temporary Band-Aid. Most likely, you want a solution that targets the underlying fibromyalgia disease process.
That’s why we at The Doleys Clinic are so excited to offer our LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) program for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia and associated fatigue. Naltrexone is not a typical pain medicine (i.e., it is not an opioid or other sedative). However, at lower doses, it has been shown in multiple published studies to provide relief from symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
LDN targets glial cells, which are immune and support cells that surround nerve cells. When triggered for action, glial cells start to release inflammatory chemicals that irritate the nerve cells around them. Pain pathways get hypersensitized. You already know this if you feel sensitive to the light touch of clothing or a shower, or when you feel that even your hair hurts! LDN essentially tells those glial cells to calm down and stop releasing inflammatory chemicals, which can allow the nerves to react normally to input again.
This exciting LDN program is being led by our very own Dr. Decontee Jimmeh (Meet Dr. Jimmeh here). We accept self-referrals and most insurance plans.
At The Doleys Clinic, our team has a combined experience of over 50 years treating chronic pain. While we may not be able to feel your pain, we understand it is very real. We also understand that pain medications are not for everyone. Medicine is just one of the many tools that we utilize in our comprehensive program to help our patients achieve the highest quality of life possible, in addition to physical therapy, stress management, and nutritional counseling. We strive to constantly bring innovative treatments for chronic pain that may not be available elsewhere.