Approximately one in every four Americans have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from “chronic pain”, the most common cause of long-term disability.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is generally used to describe pain that lasts more than three to six months and can continue well after the initial injury. With chronic pain, the nervous system carries pain signals for months even in some cases, years - sending pain messages to the brain even though there is no ongoing damage.
With chronic pain, the goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve function, so the person can resume day-to-day activities. The traditional method for dealing with chronic pain is to dull the signals with prescribed pain medication, nerve blocks and other injections. In some patients, this type of treatment is accompanied by significant, long-term side effects.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Chronic Pain
Instead of simply masking or dulling the pain signals, low-dose ketamine infusions actually reboot the neurotransmitters in your brain - providing a useful, safe alternative to traditional pain treatments. In the setting of the growing opioid epidemic, ketamine is a non-opioid with significant potential benefit for the chronic pain patient. Chronic pain can be greatly reduced with ketamine infusion therapy.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, or TMJ Syndrome, ketamine infusion therapy may provide the instant pain relief you have hoped for.