Ketamine Pain Treatments
Discover the benefits of Ketamine for Pain Treatment
If you’re reading this, then you or someone you care about is suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or another type of chronic pain condition. CRPS/RSD is a severe chronic pain condition that is continuous and worsens over time. It often initially affects an arm or a leg and spreads throughout the body; 92% of patients state that they have experienced a spread, and 35% of patients report symptoms in their whole body. Due to its complexity and a lack of clinical awareness, current treatments are limited and generally ineffective. CRPS has the unfortunate honor of being the most painful, long-term chronic pain condition. It scores 42 out of a possible 50 on the McGill pain scale, worse than such events as amputation and childbirth.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment (CRPS)
Case notes of 33 patients whose CRPS pain was treated with Ketamine Infusions were reviewed at Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Twelve of 33 patients received a second course of therapy, and two of 33 patients received a third. There was complete pain relief in 76%, partial relief in 18%, and no relief in 6%. An amazing 58% of patients who received a second course of therapy experienced relief for a year or more, while almost 33% remained pain free for over three years. Chronic pain can be caused by many different things; poor posture, sleeping on a bad mattress, improper lifting or carrying of heavy objects, injury or trauma, a previous surgery that wasn’t done well or left scar tissue or nerve damage, and many others. It can also be caused by diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Treating Chronic Pain with Ketamine
Chronic pain may also be due to such ailments as cancer, multiple sclerosis, stomach ulcers, AIDS, and gallbladder disease. In many cases, however, the source of chronic pain can be a very complex and even mysterious issue to untangle. Sometimes physical therapy, exercise, stretching, eating healthy, sleeping well, and anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen are sufficient to help people cope with their chronic pain. Most of the time, especially for the above listed diseases, those things aren’t enough on their own. Many people end up taking expensive, addictive prescription medications with side effects: constipation, stomach pain, ulcers, liver damage, loss of appetite, nausea, blurred vision, respiratory problems, feeling intoxicated, and many more. Muscle relaxers, opiates, and steroids are a few of those commonly prescribed. Antidepressants are prescribed as well (please read above tab about mood disorders to learn some of the common types of anti-depressants prescribed and their negative side effects.) There are also a variety of injections offered (nerve-blocks, joint blocks, steroid, trigger point) all of which provide very temporary relief, if any, and also require expensive visits to your doctor.
Ketamine Treatments for Chronic Pain
Although it may begin with an injury or illness, ongoing pain can develop a psychological dimension after the physical problem has healed. Depression is a very common issue among people who are regularly in physical discomfort. This makes pinning down a single course of treatment tricky. These three factors make IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy the ideal treatment for chronic pain. Ketamine can block and “reset” pain receptors in the brain and balance out important neurons and hormones by changing glutamate and GABA levels, simultaneously addressing the physical and psychological discomfort caused by chronic pain and CRPS/RSD. Ketamine Infusions with Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles are provided in state-of-the-art facilities, by compassionate, qualified physicians, with the highest level of integrity. We tailor-make your care plan to fit your unique needs. Our commitment to you begins before your first infusion and long after your last.