Chronic pain conditions can be difficult to treat, even with the most advanced conservative treatments. However, ketamine infusion therapy may be a game-changer for a range of painful conditions that limit what you can do.
At AABP Integrative Pain Care, our team of board-certified pain management specialists offer medically supervised ketamine infusions in-office to treat chronic pain in many areas of your body. We also provide comprehensive health exams to ensure you’re a good candidate for ketamine therapy.
Ketamine is a prescription medication typically used as a surgical anesthetic. In pain management, we slowly drip specific doses of ketamine directly into your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line.
In the treatment of pain, ketamine works on receptors in your brain that transmit pain signals. The medicine boosts levels of glutamate, the largest neurotransmitter in your brain, and creates new neural pathways.
These new pathways actually change how you experience pain. When you’re not able to find relief of chronic pain with other therapies or if you want to avoid taking potentially addictive medications, ketamine infusion therapy may be a solution.
Ketamine therapy is an effective way to treat a range of mental health issues like anxiety and depression, as well as physical pain conditions.
Our AABP Integrative Pain Care specialists might recommend ketamine infusions as part of your treatment plan for chronic pain that results from:
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain throughout your body. This condition occurs when there’s dysfunction in your body’s pain signal processing, which may amplify pain sensations.
Migraines are severe headaches that trigger throbbing pain on one side of your head and increased sensitivity to light and sound.
Neuropathy describes nerve damage in the nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord. Diabetes, injuries, and other conditions can lead to permanent nerve damage, tingling, weakness, and numbness through your body.
CRPS causes excessive pain and inflammation following an injury in your limbs. Pain can last six months or longer and result in discolored skin, swelling, and loss of mobility.
Any of these conditions can affect your long-term health and your ability to lead an independent life. Ketamine infusions can effectively and quickly relieve your pain, so you can remain physically active.
We offer comprehensive medical evaluations to identify what’s causing your pain. After trying other pain relief strategies like physical therapy, medications, and nerve blocks without success, our providers can discuss whether ketamine infusions are right for you.
During in-office infusions, you can sit back and relax while the medication drips into your bloodstream. We prioritize your safety and carefully monitor your health throughout the entire treatment. Once your infusion is complete, you may notice a reduction in your pain.
Your pain relief should continue to improve over the next few days. We can determine how often you should receive ketamine infusions to stay ahead of your pain.
Call the AABP Integrative Pain Care office near you to schedule a ketamine consultation or book an appointment online today.