For anyone searching for ways to find relief for migraine headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, there is a new therapy for pain relief. Ketamine infusion treatment provides effective and long-lasting relief from chronic pain.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2016 National Health Interview Survey data and discovered an estimated 20.4% (50 million) of adults in the United States had chronic pain, while 8% (19.6 million) of adults report suffering from high-impact chronic pain.
Ketamine has long been used as an analgesic in emergency medicine and during surgical procedures. It is also being used as a successful treatment option for opioid-resistant pain and for anyone suffering from any type of long-lasting pain.
Ketamine is now being used to treat chronic pain syndrome, including pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and diabetic neuropathy.
When Medications and Prescriptions Stop Working
This exciting new therapy is bringing relief to people dealing with the effects associated with migraine, fibromyalgia, chronic lower back pain and more. According to the National Institutes of Health, “After more than half a century since its discovery, ketamine has emerged as a promising drug for pain management, anti-depression, and anti-inflammation.”
Typical treatment methods used to provide pain relief include:
- Botulinum toxin
- Topical agents – i.e. transdermal patch
- Surgical intervention
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
The problem with some of these treatment methods is that many people stop responding to these therapies after a time, and may have to resort to surgery or other invasive procedures.
Treatment-resistant chronic pain is a very real struggle for many people. The medication or therapy prescribed by a healthcare practitioner may have worked at first, but what happens when it’s no longer providing any relief?
This is where ketamine infusion treatment comes into play. With its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory effects, including the ability to suppress the inflammatory response in osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions, ketamine is an innovative therapy to consider.
Finding Relief for Your Chronic Pain
For anyone who’s been searching for alternative ways to find relief for migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic conditions, Ketamine infusions are an exciting new therapy providing effective and long-lasting relief from pain.
Ketamine is useful in treating chronic, or long-term pain. This type of pain is ongoing and typically lasts three months or more.
Ketamine brings relief from chronic pain associated with:
- Back pain
- Neuropathic pain
The Future of Pain Relief is Here
A variety of scientific organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, have conducted research that has shown ketamine to be an NMDA receptor antagonist that helps block pain pathways and resets nerve function by triggering the growth of neural pathways. It helps bring relief to both nerve pain and inflammatory pain and has shown great success in treating migraines, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine is both water- and lipid-soluble and the normal route of administration are via intravenous (IV) drip infusion. Pain treatment centers offering this type of therapy schedule a series of ketamine treatments that are done on an outpatient basis.
The effects of ketamine to treat chronic pain are often almost instantaneous. There is no longer any need to wait 6 weeks or more to determine if this will be an effective course of treatment. Many patients mention they’ve noticed an improvement in their symptoms in as little as 3 to 4 hours after receiving their first treatment.
A typical treatment plan for new patients is a series of 6 infusions scheduled over a 2 to 3 week period. Patients are shown to a private room and an IV infusion lasts from 45-minutes to one hour. These initial therapy sessions are often followed up by monthly booster sessions to reinforce the beneficial effects of ketamine.
Start Your New Therapy Today
For anyone looking for immediate relief, there is an innovative new therapy for treatment-resistant chronic pain in Los Angeles. If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain and haven’t found sufficient relief of your symptoms with other treatments, ketamine is here to help.
Reach out to a ketamine clinic today to schedule a free consultation and get help managing your pain. A doctor will meet with you during your initial consultation and conduct a complete medical history to determine a customized treatment plan for you based on your unique and specific needs.
Pacific Ketamine Institute offers individual sessions or an annual subscription plan that keeps costs 30% lower than paying for individual infusions. For more information on how ketamine can help manage your pain, contact: (310) 954-9185.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report – Vol. 67/No. 36 – September 14, 2018. Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults. Retrieved on 9/27/19 from: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/pdfs/mm6736a2-H.pdf
US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Bell, Frances Rae and Kalso, Eija Anneli. Ketamine for Pain Management. Retrieved on 9/26/19 from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181464/
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US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Iadarola, Nicolar D. et al. Ketamine and Other N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Depression: A Perspective Review. Retrieved on 9/27/19 from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4416968/