Chronic Pain

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What is Chronic Pain?

According to the CDC, approximately 50 million adults in the US are affected by chronic pain.

Chronic pain is a condition that consists of persistent pain that is caused by inflammation or damaged nerves. It can lead to long-term health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. This condition can make everyday tasks increasingly difficult, making it hard to hold down a job if the pain is severe enough.

Ketamine Wellness Institute understands how debilitating this condition can be. We want to help you regain control of your life and make everyday tasks easy once more. Reach out today to learn about the doors IV ketamine therapy can open for you.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that affects 1 in 4 adults in the US every year. It’s a type of chronic pain that affects your joints, usually by inflammation or degeneration (breaking down). Arthritis can cause intense pain, swelling, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion. People with this condition often experience it in their ankles, back, fingers, neck, or wrists. It’s thought to be caused primarily by wear and tear over the years, excessive use of a particular joint, or infection that can quicken the breakdown of cartilage tissue.

Chronic Migraines

Approximately 1 in 4 households includes someone who suffers from migraines. Migraines are severe headaches that are difficult to manage. To be considered a chronic migraine, an individual must experience the headache for at least fifteen days per month for more than three months. Most people complain of a severe throbbing sensation that targets one side of the head. Migraines can come on quickly without much warning, though some people report seeing an aura before a migraine attack. Auras can include flashes of light or blind spots.

Back Pain

According to The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), half of all working US adults have reported back pain. Symptoms can range from feeling an aching, shooting, burning, or stabbing sensation in a muscle. It can persist for long periods of time and is known to spread down to the legs if left untreated. It can be caused by muscle strain, a ruptured disk, arthritis, or osteoporosis.

The Science Behind IV Ketamine

How It Works

Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.

Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.

Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.

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How IV Ketamine Can Help

Chronic pain can be debilitating, and many people want relief fast. Luckily, IV ketamine therapy can do what traditional treatments fail to do – offer quick relief to those with treatment-resistant conditions.

Ketamine works by alleviating the symptoms of chronic pain. “It combats pain by acting against a specific chemical receptor known as N-methyl-D-aspartate, or NMDA, which is found in the nervous system and, in part, modulates pain” – Sunali Wadehra, MD.

At Ketamine Wellness Institute, we know how difficult it can be to go through life suffering from chronic pain, which is why we’re dedicated to helping those who struggle to find a treatment that works. IV ketamine treatment could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

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