Ketamine for Chronic Pain Treatment
Ketamine has branched out in recent years from being used solely as an FDA-approved anesthetic, and is now what some doctors are calling the biggest breakthrough in chronic pain treatment in years.
When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, IV ketamine treatments can bring about relief in up to 80% of patients who suffer from symptoms of chronic pain.
Read more to learn more about how Advanced Wellness and Pain in Peoria, AZ can help relieve your symptoms and give you the resources you need.
How Does Ketamine Help with Chronic Pain?
Ketamine helps relieve chronic pain through many different pathways. Much of its effect is by blocking the NMDA receptors found in nerve cells. It also has anti-inflammatory effects, as well as interacting with opioid receptors.
- NMDA antagonist
- Activate descending inhibitory pathways
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Interact with opioids, monoamine, muscarinic receptors
What Does This Mean for Me?
Ketamine can help decrease or lower the amount of pain you experience in everyday life. This allows you to lower or eliminate the amount of narcotics that you are dependent on. After an initial series of treatments, you may go weeks to months without needing any further treatment.
One major benefit of ketamine is the rapid pace of relief that it offers, as opposed to traditional methods that could take up to days or weeks to begin feeling better. An additional benefit is that ketamine also treats anxiety and depression. Two well-known components of people suffering from chronic pain.
Please schedule an appointment today with Advanced Wellness and Pain to see if we can help you restore some quality back into your life utilizing Ketamine for Chronic Pain Treatment.
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