Ketamine for Chronic Pain Treatment
Are you struggling to make it through each day due to a chronic pain disorder? Have other treatment methods failed to provide any relief? Then ketamine infusion therapy may be a viable treatment option for you.
How Does Ketamine Help With Pain?
According to an article published in the U.S. Pharmacist, ketamine is known as an “NMDA antagonist.” Why does this matter? Because some types of pain, particularly chronic pain, have been linked to the activation of a neural receptor called N-methyl-d-asparte (NMDA). NMDA receptor activation can cause hyperalgesia, neuropathic pain, and opioid resistance.
In cases where the pain is related to NMDA activation or a patient has developed opioid resistance, NMDA antagonists like ketamine provide an effective treatment option for those who suffer from chronic pain.
Beat The Pain With Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Pain is, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of life. In most cases, pain is a sign that something is wrong, and it can sometimes be the only symptom that lets you know that you need to seek medical attention.
When you have an injury, pain sensors are triggered that send messages through your nerves to let your brain know that you are hurt. In most cases, the pain will go away once the cause of the problem is resolved, such as when a cut heals on your finger. Short-term pains are also typically easy to manage with common remedies that lower inflammation and promote healing such as ice on a sprained ankle.
If you or someone you may know is suffering from never-ending pain and would like more information about Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain Management, call SoCal Infusions today at (626) 714-7347
and schedule your free consultation or contact us online.
What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain can affect your emotional well being, temperament and mood, and even your personal relationships over time. Oftentimes, you will develop other symptoms in addition to the pain. Symptoms may include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Feelings of guilt
- Loss of interest in hobbies or sex
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Marital or familial conflict
- Suicidal ideation
Unfortunately, some people suffering from chronic pain grow dependent on their medication and will need to take more and more each time to feel relief.
What Causes Chronic Pain?
The medical community is still unsure about the exact causes of chronic pain or CRPS, but research indicates it can be triggered by an injury or conditions such as the following:
- Arthritis/joint problems
- Muscle strains/sprains
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Lyme disease
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Acid Reflux
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
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