Ketamine Treatment for Chronic Pain
How Ketamine Helps Treat Chronic Pain
The use of Ketamine is unlike pain killers or antidepressants.
Those who are experiencing chronic pain often have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. Even though opioid pain killers are commonly prescribed to treat these ailments, they may not be effective. As a result, some patients don’t feel any better or worse.
What’s more, there’s an opioid epidemic as a result of overprescribing.
As a result, patients who are suffering are becoming wary of receiving these prescriptions because they have concerns of addictions occurring. An alternate path other than opioid prescriptions is receiving Ketamine infusion therapy.
At Pacific Ketamine Institute, medical professionals administer ketamine through a standard IV, and over the course of your treatment, over 90% of our patients suffering from chronic pain begin to experience lasting positive effects to treat their pain.
The Benefits of Ketamine for Chronic Pain
One of the most significant reasons why Ketamine therapy is effective to treat chronic pain is that the feelings that come with chronic pain closely tie to those of depression, and ketamine is highly effective in the treatment for depression.
When suffering from acute or chronic pain, there are levels of depression that can increase that pain. When you are in pain, there is often an increase in susceptibility and sensitivity to low mood and depressed feelings. This condition can significantly impair the quality of life and healing becomes that much harder.
Ketamine infusion therapy works immediately and within days, you will feel the effects of your treatment. Ketamine is also easy to manage in your treatment. Some patients need more or less than others and we manage your dosage based on several factors including body weight, height, age, and how your body reacts to the treatment.
Treating Chronic Pain With Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Ketamine works by blocking the NMDA receptors in your brain. NMDA stands for N-methyl-D-aspartate, which perpetuates pain in the central nervous system of your spinal cord and your brain. Those who have not successfully responded to nerve blocks or medications often benefit the most from Ketamine infusion therapy. Chronic pain sufferers may include those with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer, RSD or CRPS, phantom limb pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, and cervical/thoracic/lumbar radiculopathy. Many patients who have undergone back or neck surgery fail to achieve benefit and would be appropriate candidates for Ketamine.
88% Success Rate with Patients Who Have Chronic Pain
Ketamine infusion therapy is a successful alternative to prescription medications and nerve blocks for chronic pain. We see an 88% success rate with patients who treat their chronic pain with ketamine infusion therapy.
If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, and are looking for an alternative to taking opioid drugs, please give us a call to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how ketamine can help you treat your pain and give you a new lease on life. You don’t have to “just live with your pain” any longer.