How Ketamine Infusion Work for Chronic Pain
How ketamine infusion work for chronic pain? Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic that has been used in surgical procedures for decades. In recent years, it has gained popularity as a treatment option for chronic pain. While traditional pain medications can be effective in treating symptoms, they can also come with serious side effects and can be addictive. In contrast, ketamine infusions have been found to be a safe and effective alternative for managing chronic pain, with fewer side effects and no risk of addiction. In this blog, we will explore the science behind ketamine infusions and how they work to relieve chronic pain.
A Bit About Ketamine
Ketamine is a painkiller and anesthetic that has a fast action rate and low side effects. Ketamine has been used since the 1970s and is now a popular treatment for anxiety and treatment-resistant depression.
The effectiveness of ketamine therapy in chronic pain relief has been proven when it is administered under close supervision by a physician. It does not have the addictive potential or other side effects that are associated with opioid pain relievers.
How Does Ketamine Infusion Work to Relieve Chronic Pain?
Ketamine infusion therapy work to relieve chronic pain by altering the way the brain processes pain signals. It is believed that ketamine interacts with a specific type of receptor in the brain called the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. By blocking the NMDA receptor, ketamine interferes with the transmission of pain signals, leading to a reduction in pain perception.
In addition to blocking the NMDA receptor, ketamine has also been shown to increase the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine and serotonin, which can enhance mood and reduce pain. Furthermore, ketamine has been shown to have a rapid and sustained effect on reducing chronic pain, making it a promising option for those who have not found relief with traditional pain medications.
It is important to note that the exact mechanism of how ketamine relieves pain is still not fully understood and further research is needed to fully understand its effects. However, its ability to effectively reduce chronic pain in many patients has led to its increasing use in clinical settings for the management of chronic pain.
Which Chronic Pain Conditions Are Responsive to Ketamine Treatment?
Your Florida Medical Pain Management provider might recommend ketamine to:
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes muscular discomfort. It’s often described as a dull, constant, and aching pain on both the sides of the body.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS is also known as reflex sympathetic disorder (RSD) and typically affects one limb. It causes burning or squeezing pains as well as a sensation of “pins and Needles”.
Infusions of ketamine have been proven to be effective in treating migraines that are resistant to conventional treatment. The fourth day of ketamine treatment is usually when the best results are achieved.
These chronic pain conditions can also be treated with ketamine:
- Post-operative discomfort
- An injury can cause pain
- Pain from cancer
- Nerve pain
Before recommending ketamine therapy, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation. This includes a physical exam, as well as reviewing your medical history, symptoms, as well as any previous treatments for chronic pain.
What Is Ketamine Therapy Like?
Ketamine therapy typically involves a series of intravenous (IV) infusions given in a clinical setting. Before each infusion, a patient will receive a pre-treatment assessment to determine their medical history and current pain levels. During the infusion, the ketamine is slowly administered through an IV, and the patient is monitored by a medical professional for any adverse reactions.
The experience of ketamine therapy can vary from person to person, but many patients report feeling a sense of relaxation and a reduction in pain during the infusion. Some patients may experience mild side effects, such as confusion or dizziness, but these typically subside within a few hours of the infusion. The duration of each infusion can vary, but they typically last between 40 minutes to 2 hours.
It’s important to note that ketamine therapy is not a one-time cure for chronic pain, and multiple infusions may be necessary to achieve long-term pain relief. The number and frequency of infusions will depend on the individual’s response to the treatment and the severity of their pain. Overall, ketamine therapy is a promising treatment option for those suffering from chronic pain, offering a non-addictive and relatively low-risk alternative to traditional pain medications.
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Are you tired of living with chronic pain and the side effects of traditional pain medications? Have you tried everything and still can’t find relief? Florida Medical Pain Management may have the answer you’ve been searching for! Our team of expert pain management specialists offer ketamine infusions, a safe and effective alternative for chronic pain management.
Don’t let chronic pain control your life any longer. With ketamine infusions, you can experience a reduction in pain, improved mood, and a better quality of life. Our state-of-the-art facility and experienced medical team provide a comfortable and supportive environment for your treatment.
Take control of your pain today! Book your consultation with Florida Medical Pain Management and see for yourself why ketamine infusions are revolutionizing the way we manage chronic pain. Join the countless patients who have found relief and improved their lives through ketamine therapy. Don’t wait, contact us now and take the first step towards a pain-free life!
Our Treatment Services
Florida Medical Pain Management top priority is to serve all of our patients’ needs and create long-lasting relationships with them. Our treatments include:
- Treatment for Neuropathy
- Arthritis Management
- Back Pain Medication
- Chronic Pain Treatments
- PRP Injections
- Epidural Injection
- Regenerative Medicine
- Hip Pain Medication
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy
We want to help each patient live a more fulfilling and productive life by effectively managing their pain. Florida Medical Pain Management also provides home therapy and many more.Click here to see our other services.