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Autoimmune Disease Pain Treatment (LDN) Specialist

Overlook PAIN + Recovery

Asher Goldstein, MD

Board Certified Physician Specializing in Pain Management and Opioid Detox

Overlook PAIN + Recovery, offers pain relief therapy using low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Experienced pain management specialist Asher Goldstein, MD, and the team can safely treat a variety of chronic pain conditions using LDN, including autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome. To find out if low-dose naltrexone is a treatment option for your persistent pain, call your nearest office of Overlook PAIN + Recovery (formerly Genesis Pain Centers) or book a consultation online today.

Autoimmune Disease Pain Treatment (LDN) Q & A

What is low-dose naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a competitive opioid receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids in your body without any narcotic effect. The drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is commonly used to treat opioid addictions.

At low doses, typically one-tenth or less of the standard dose, naltrexone is a unique medication that can safely relieve pain associated with cancer, autoimmune disease, and chronic inflammatory conditions.

The medication can also treat non-pain conditions that affect mental health, and boost your own production of endorphins, your body’s natural pain reliever.

What conditions can be treated with low-dose naltrexone?

The team at Overlook PAIN + Recovery uses LDN to treat a wide variety of painful conditions. They take time to review your overall health and the severity of pain to determine if LDN is right for you in the treatment of:

  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Pemphigoid
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Alopecia areata
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Sjӧgren's syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

LDN is also beneficial for several painful skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.

What are the benefits of low-dose naltrexone?

LDN provides an analgesic effect and offers many benefits for those who are living with chronic pain. The medication has a long history of safety, starting in the 1960s. Treatment with LDN reduces the severity of your symptoms and provides anti-inflammatory benefits.

Naltrexone at low doses (less than 5 mg) poses little to no side effects, even when you use it daily as part of your treatment plan. Very few drugs interact with LDN to reduce your risk for complications.

Your Overlook PAIN + Recovery provider carefully monitors your use of LDN to ensure your treatment is easing your pain and improving your quality of life.

If you’re living with a chronic pain condition or autoimmune disorder, call the Overlook PAIN + Recovery office nearest you to find out if low-dose naltrexone is right for you. You can also book a consultation through the online booking system today.

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