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Ketamine for Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a debilitating health condition that can persist for many years, even a lifetime, and traditional treatments often provide little relief. If you haven’t responded well to typical chronic pain therapies, Save Minds Ketamine Infusion Center in London, UK, may have the right solution for you.

Traditionally, chronic pain has been treated with oral medications such as NSAIDs and opioids as well as physical therapy. Ketamine is different from many other forms of medications, as it does not just help reduce the pain, but attacks the pain at the source in your nervous system and brain. Ketamine is a strong neuromodulator, which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of both acute post-surgical pain as well as chronic pain.

Our team uses ketamine infusion therapy to reduce symptoms of chronic pain from a variety of conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), RLS, and more. Find out more by calling, or schedule an appointment online.

Why Ketamine?

The #1 benefit of ketamine infusion therapy for chronic pain is its ability to sometimes bring relief to symptoms within minutes or hours, rather than the weeks or months medication or physical therapy can take.

Unlike many of the other treatment options available for helping treat chronic pain, ketamine does not take weeks or sometimes months to do its job.

What is Chronic Pain?

Your primary health care provider might describe the pain as a “burning sensation” or discomfort that originates in the nervous system as a result of a pain trigger, like a tissue injury. It is the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. Without pain, it would be hard to know when you are hurt or when you have a serious medical problem that needs to be addressed. Normally, pain comes and goes away as soon as the body has healed. In some cases, the pain might go on for months, even after the injury or medical condition causing it has been addressed.

This type of pain is known as chronic pain. Sometimes, chronic pain might appear without any apparent cause. In 2018, the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that approximately 20.4% of the country’s adult population suffers from chronic pain every year. This translates to millions of people nationwide. According to research, chronic pain is very destructive to the body and can trigger the release of hormones that are capable of undermining kidney function and disrupting the immune system. Unless it’s treated, chronic pain rarely heals on its own.

What Are The Symptoms of Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain can affect your emotional well-being, temperament and mood, and even your personal relationships over time. Oftentimes, you will develop other symptoms in addition to the pain. Symptoms may include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Marital or familial conflict
  • Suicidal ideation

Unfortunately, some people suffering from chronic pain grow dependent on their medication and will need to take more and more each time to feel relief.

Stop Hurting And Start Living

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If you or a loved one is struggling with a chronic pain condition, and other treatment methods have failed to provide relief, then ketamine may be a viable treatment option for you. Contact our office today to learn more about our ketamine infusions for chronic pain management in London.

References:

Connolly, S., Prager, J., & Harden, R. (2015, May 19). Systematic Review of Ketamine for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Retrieved September 30, 2020, from https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/article/16/5/943/2460721

Correll, G. E., Maleki, J., Gracely, E. J., Muir, J. J., & Harbut, R. E. (2004). Subanesthetic ketamine infusion therapy: a retrospective analysis of a novel therapeutic approach to complex regional pain syndrome. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), 5(3), 263–275. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2004.04043.x

Kurdi, M. S., Theerth, K. A., & Deva, R. S. (2014). Ketamine: Current applications in anesthesia, pain, and critical care. Anesthesia, essays and researches, 8(3), 283–290. https://doi.org/10.4103/0259-1162.143110

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