Ketamine for Chronic Pain Treatment
Ketamine was first developed and approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, but it has been used as a painkiller for decades. While you may know it as the club drug often abused as Special K, Ketamine is what some doctors are calling the biggest breakthrough in depression and pain treatment in decades.
When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, research indicates that Ketamine may be up to 80% effective at treating the symptoms of pain and depression.
One benefit to Ketamine Infusion for chronic pain treatment is its ability to sometimes bring relief to symptoms within minutes or hours, rather than the weeks or months medication or physical therapy can take.
How Common Is Chronic Pain?
Millions of people experience pain on a daily basis. Pain is usually your body warning you that something is wrong, either in the form of illness or injury. When the injury has healed, the pain tends to go away. Unfortunately, some people develop a form of pain that continues for months at a time. If you experience pain that lasts for three to six months (more), you are experiencing chronic pain. Chronic pain quickly takes its toll on your physical and mental health.
Around 25% of people suffering from chronic pain also have a condition called chronic pain syndrome (CPS). This is characterized by the addition of symptoms beyond just pain, such as depression, and anxiety. CPS can be difficult to find treatment for, but relief from symptoms is still possible with the right treatments. Physical therapy, counseling, medications, or IV Ketamine infusion can help relieve symptoms of chronic pain and the depression it sometimes brings.
What treatment options are available for chronic pain?
There are also many helpful things you can do to relieve chronic pain without taking medication. Exercise, especially with the direction of a physical therapist, can greatly reduce chronic pain. Acupuncture and Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator (TENS) units can stimulate the area affected by chronic pain and may be helpful in reducing pain symptoms.
An innovative new Ketamine Infusion for chronic pain management is helping people find relief comes in the form of injections. Some of these may be injected into the spinal region of the body, and may help chronic pain. IV Ketamine Infusions are also an exciting new treatment option for those suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
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Can Ketamine Help Your Chronic Pain?
Are you searching for a nearby Los Angeles ketamine clinic for chronic pain treatment? Pacific Ketamine Institute is conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA, . Give us a call at (424) 332-5550. We would love to discuss your symptoms and draft an consultation plan accordingly.
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