Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, can have a debilitating impact on a person’s life. Often
Often difficult to treat, this type of pain can occur as a result of injury, shingles, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or even alcoholism. In fact, according to the Cleveland Clinic, 30% of neuropathic pain is a result of diabetes. The effects of this type of pain can be disastrous to a person’s well-being. Often as nerve pain becomes worse, those suffering from it find themselves withdrawing more and more from the hobbies, lifestyle, and people they love. Today, those suffering from neuropathic pain have a new option for relief: ketamine infusions.
How Does Neuropathic Pain Work?
Neuropathic pain can originate from any one of the many levels of your body’s nervous system, including the peripheral nerves that spread through your organs, limbs, and body, the spinal cord, and the brain. When nerve fibers are damaged, they misfire signals to the pain centers. This can happen to one or several nerves, or throughout your entire central nervous system, making it difficult to locate the source of the pain.
In addition to the causes mentioned above, neuropathic pain can also be an effect of chemotherapy, radiation, amputation, spinal nerve compression, and trauma or surgery that results in nerve damage. Symptoms of neuropathic pain include spontaneous pain experienced as shooting, burning, or stabbing sensations, or also as numbness. Those experiencing pain may have a difficult time sleeping.
To treat this type of chronic pain, a physician will first recommend traditional interventions, such as painkillers, NSAIDs, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, massage, or even acupuncture. However, these treatments don’t always work. For those who are unable to find relief through first-line treatments, ketamine infusions may be an option.
Finding Relief with Ketamine
Ketamine infusions have become a valuable resource for neuropathic pain relief. Used as an anesthetic and pain reliever since the 1970s, ketamine works with pain regulators in a person’s nervous system to relieve chronic pain, sometimes for many months at a time. Ketamine infusions are fast-acting, and patients experience relief from their symptoms within just one or two infusions.
If you think ketamine infusions might be a valuable resource for your neuropathic pain symptoms, contact us today to learn more and find out if you are a candidate.
Contact Vitalitas Denver
Vitalitas Denver offers ketamine infusions for psychiatric disorders and chronic pain conditions. We have administered thousands of ketamine infusions, and seen the incredible impact these treatments can have on the lives of our patients. Find out if ketamine therapy is a good fit for you. Contact us using the brief form below, or call (720) 724-8075 for more information.