Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain Treatment
Ketamine Therapy is an exciting new alternative in helping treat those who suffer from neuropathic pain and has shown great promise in various case studies. Utilizing ketamine at low doses has been shown to provide amazing relief for those affected by diabetic neuropathic pain.
How Does Ketamine Help With Neuropathy
Ketamine helps with neuropathic pain by blocking the NMDA receptor in the central nervous system. The overstimulation of this receptor is what causes neuropathy. Many of the opioid-based medications have also been shown to make this over-stimulation even worse. Ketamine is thought to “reset” this nerve pathway back to normal causing significant pain reduction much faster than traditional treatment options.
What Is Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain is a direct result of damage or injury to the nerves that transfer information between the brain and spinal cord from the skin, muscles, and other parts of the body.
The pain is generally described as a burning sensation and affected areas are often sensitive to the touch. Symptoms of neuropathic pain may also include excruciating pain, pins, and needles, difficulty correctly sensing temperatures, and numbness. A good number of people may find it hard to wear heavy clothes as even slight pressure can aggravate the pain.
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