KureIV Offers the Best Ketamine Infusions for CRPS Treatment in Houston, TX
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that is believed to be caused by damage to the nervous system. Pain typically localizes in one specific limb following an injury, and often the pain is out of proportion when compared to the initial injury. Often, the initial incident is a musculoskeletal or nerve-related injury.
CRPS is uncommon and not yet completely understood by science, but treatment has shown to be effective if started sooner rather than later. As many as 200,000 individuals live with CRPS in the United States each year.
Research has repeatedly shown that although CRPS is a physical disorder, it has been reported numerous times that medical professionals will suggest patients are experiencing exaggerated pain for psychological reasons.
While more research is still needed, and exact causes are still unknown, in more than 90% of CRPS cases the condition is triggered by trauma and/or injury.
These triggers include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Limb immobilization
While it can be difficult to treat, ketamine infusion therapy can help. Continue reading to learn more about chronic pain and ways to treat it.
How Does Ketamine Help With CRPS?
It is believed that the main cause of chronic pain is due to overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain.
Ketamine helps the condition by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms.
By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons.
Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors. Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
If you are looking for a new chronic pain treatment option in Houston, schedule a free consultation with us at KureIV today!
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