Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) affects a significant number of people in the US every year. Although no permanent solution to CRPS has been found until now, patients traditionally receive pain medications to manage the symptoms.
In recent years, Ketamine Infusion Therapy has emerged as a credible solution to provide sustainable relief to patients suffering from CRPS.
Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by Dr. Steven L. Mandel, offers Ketamine Infusion Therapy in a state of the art treatment environment. Patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive ketamine infusion treatments for CRPS from Dr. Mandel.
NMDA Receptor Blocker
CRPS symptoms will show up in varying degree in different patients. Ketamine specialists can administer different types of ketamine therapy for optimal results. According to researchers, the safest and the most effective approach to treating CRPS patients with ketamine is the low dose “Awake” version of Ketamine IV Therapy.
Ketamine’s ability to block NMDA receptors is the key behind its efficacy in treating the symptoms of CRPS. A major research study published in the Journal of Pain Medicine demonstrated this unique property of ketamine. NMDA receptors are stimulated due to continued or intense pain stimuli on second order neurons that produce the phenomena of windup and central sensitization.
When these NMDA receptors get blocked, it can lead to the blocking of cellular mechanisms that support windup and central sensitization. The only clinically usable drug that can successfully block NMDA receptors is ketamine. Clinically managed delivery of Ketamine Infusion Therapy can retain a level of ketamine in the central nervous system for a minimum time period that is necessary to improve the effects of the sensitization process and associated pain.
Endorsed by Top Researcher
Dr. Ronald Harbut, who is recognized as one of the leading researchers in the area of Ketamine Infusion Therapy for pain, is one of the strong proponents of ketamine for CRPS patients. Dr. Harbut worked with the FDA to determine the currently used treatment protocol for patients of CRPS that involves Ketamine Infusion Therapy. The therapy consists of six low dose ketamine infusions in a controlled clinical environment.
In his interview to Neurology Today, Dr. Harbut explained the reasons behind the success of Ketamine Infusion Therapy for the patients of CRPS. He compared this therapy to the healing process of a fractured bone. A broken bone can heal if a splint is applied to hold the bone in its position for some time, and once the healing is complete, the splint is removed.
According to Dr. Harbut, Ketamine Infusion Therapy acts in a somewhat similar way. It provides the required support and enables the abnormally sensitized nerve cells to heal themselves. Thereafter, once ketamine treatment is finally stopped, the CRPS pain will continue to reduce or get completely eliminated.
Perspicacious and fabulous Dr. Mandel receives CRPS patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and other cities and communities in this area of the nation for ketamine infusion treatments.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625.