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Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine Provides Fast Relief For Neuropathic Pain

Ketamine infusion therapy is an effective component of a multi-modal method to managing and eliminating chronic and neuropathic pain. If you depend heavily on opioids for your pain control ketamine can help reduce your narcotic intake and deliver optimal long-lasting pain relief. Helping you reclaim control of your life.

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What Is Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathy is described as pain developing as a direct effect of a sore or health condition impacting the somatosensory system. It is a peripheral discomfort targeting the peripheral nervous system which functions to receive and transmit the nerve signals to and from the central nervous system such as the brain and spine.

Why Ketamine?

Ketamine infusions have also been shown to be efficient in minimizing and managing certain types of pain that other treatment methods have not. Ketamine infusions may be used alone or in sequence with other medicines to better regulate pain.

Studies have revealed that Ketamine infusions lower the seriousness of widespread pain, including fibromyalgia, migraines, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

How Does Ketamine Help With Neurpathic Pain?

Ketamine reacts to the pain in a different way than say that of opiates due to the fact that it does the job by blocking out the NMDA receptor in the nervous system.

Oftentimes with peripheral neuropathy, the NMDA receptor is overstimulated, and taking opiates can in some cases have a reverse outcome by activating this receptor even further.

Ketamine functions as a kind of “reset” to this pathway, which leads to considerable pain elimination for the individual, and often far more quickly than many other medicines.

Are there any adverse effects of ketamine?

As a new treatment option for neuropathic pain management, ketamine has a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, double or blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and small anxiety feelings after being given a dose. This treatment method is not developmental because this is an FDA-approved drug that is being utilized for “off-label” or less typical use.

An “off-label” use indicates that it is provided as a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for a certain lot of uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops in time.

Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while a larger dose is required for chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.

A number of our clients refer to a “dissociation” effect and the majority of our patients take pleasure in this sensation. For a large number of patients, this disconnection effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to your ketamine therapy.

This is all an ordinary component of the treatment and you will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team to monitor you and be readily available to you in any way during your infusion.

Is Ketamine Treatment The Right Solution for You?

If you have tried numerous other treatments to help relieve your pain but have had no success, then you might want to consider ketamine infusions for neuropathic pain management

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At Genesis Ketamine Centers, you will have a free consultation with an experienced physician who will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. Call and schedule a free consultation with today and discover how ketamine can help your chronic pain symptoms.

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