Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Chronic pain is something that many people experience on a daily basis. In fact, the CDC estimates that approximately 50 million Americans experience some sort of chronic pain. For many people, the chronic pain treatments and medications that they have already tried have proved ineffective or temporary.
Ketamine infusion therapy has begun to garner more attention because of the results that are being seen by patients with chronic pain. At Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge, we are dedicated to helping you manage your chronic pain through ketamine infusion therapy.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medication that is used in hospital settings as an anesthetic during surgery. While it has been in use since the 1970s, medical professionals have more recently begun to use it in other settings. One of these areas is chronic pain treatment and many patients have found success with this ketamine where other strategies have failed. ketamine for chronic pain is administered by a licensed physician and under carefully controlled and monitored conditions.
How Does Ketamine Infusion Therapy Work?
Chronic pain is a complex condition that can impact people in many different ways. In some cases, the tissue in the affected area has healed, but the brain has already built strong neuropathways that create a cycle of pain. Part of how ketamine affects the body is to block any pain signals that the NMDA receptor is sending to the brain.
During a ketamine infusion when these receptors are being blocked, it is possible for the body to reset. As a chronic pain treatment, ketamine can help your body to stop reading certain signals as pain. There are studies to show that ketamine may help both neuropathic pain and non-neuropathic pain.
What Can We Help Treat?
Chronic Back Pain
Back pain can affect people in different ways. They may experience a constant ache in the back or pain that registers as a sharp and stabbing pain. It can happen because of injury, repetitive moition, posture, spinal conditions, and more. If you have chronic back pain, it likely affects every part of your life. Ketamine treatments have shown promising results in helping patients with their chronic back pain.
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic neck pain is a common problem that is rapidly increasing. Many people find that their neck pain is unresponsive to other kinds of treatments or they aren’t happy with the side effects of medication. Ketamine may be a good chronic pain treatment for neck pain both because of its ability to change neural pathways and its possible anti-inflammatory properties.
While the cause of fibromyalgia isn’t entirely understood, many people believe it is because the pain receptors in the body become highly sensitive to any type of stimulation. Inflammation may also exacerbate the pain that is experienced through fibromyalgia. Because ketamine is an NMDA receptor blocker and may reduce inflammation, ketamine treatment may be an effective way to help patients with fibromyalgia.
While the nervous center is crucial for sending messages from your body to your brain, it can become damaged or stop working properly. When this happens, many people experience what is called “neuropathic pain.” While some types of neuropathic pain can be treated by identifying and treating the underlying disease, some people find themselves with neuropathic pain that isn’t responding to any other treatment. ketamine treatments may be helpful for people who are in this situation.
Migraines can be incredibly difficult to treat which leaves many people with debilitating symptoms. If you have had little to no success with other migraine treatments, you can talk to us about trying a ketamine infusion. This type of treatment can have a pain-relieving effect for migraines. Ketamine is shown to reduce the neurotransmitter glutamine which can play a role in migraine headaches.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, can feel like intense pain in one area of your body such as your arm or leg, and is well known as being one of the most painful conditions. It can come with additional symptoms such as tingling, sensitivity to cold or hot, or numbness. Because there is so little research and progress made toward treating this condition, many people are left without solutions. Ketamine is a promising chronic pain treatment that may help patients with CRPS.
What to Expect From Our Ketamine Infusions
Before your ketamine infusion treatment, you will meet with us for your consultation. It is important for us to identify any health problems that may exclude you as a candidate for the treatment. We will also go over expectations and prepare you for the treatment.
During the treatment, you will get to sit back and rest. Many people listen to their favorite music or watch TV to help them relax during the process. You will likely experience a temporary out-of-body experience that can last for the duration of the treatment. Treatment sessions can last up to an hour. Because you may still feel drowsy after your session, we require that you have someone who can drive you home.
Ketamine Treatments for Chronic Pain in Phoenix, AZ
Chronic pain can be a life-altering condition that can impact day-to-day life and can even cause depression and other mood disorders. If you are living with chronic pain and other treatments aren’t working, you may be a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. We offer this cutting-edge chronic pain treatment at Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge. We love helping our patients regain control over their lives. To schedule your initial consultation, you can request an appointment online, visit our location in Phoenix, AZ, or call us.