Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ahwatukee Ketamine Clinic and Drip Lounge
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Neuropathy causes pain, odd sensations, and dysfunction in your hands, feet, and limbs. Ketamine can reset and restore nerve connections throughout your body to help you find relief from neuropathic pain. At Scottsdale Ketamine Clinic, their skilled team offers low-dose ketamine infusions to help people in the Scottsdale, Arizona or Phoenix, Arizona area treat neuropathy. Call today to set up an appointment to learn more. You can also use the online tool to book your visit.
What is neuropathic pain?
Neuropathy is a condition that usually develops over time. Most people with it suffer from peripheral neuropathy, affecting their hands and feet. Other forms of neuropathy are:
- Cranial neuropathy, affecting your eyes and ears
- Autonomic neuropathy, affecting your circulation, heart, and digestion
- Focal neuropathy, affecting just a single nerve or nerve group
Neuropathic pain is caused by conditions like diabetes, alcoholism, spine problems, multiple sclerosis (MS), and amputation. Diabetic neuropathy is by far the most common cause of neuropathic pain.
Talk to the specialists at our clinics to find out if ketamine infusions can help your particular type and symptoms of neuropathy.
How do I know I have neuropathic pain?
Symptoms of neuropathy include:
- Numbness or pins-and-needles sensations in your feet or hands that radiate into your arms and legs
- Lack of coordination
- Jabbing or throbbing pain
- Sensitivity to touch
- Muscle weakness
Because you’ve lost sensation in parts of your body, you’re vulnerable to other injuries. For example, you might not be able to feel a cut on your foot even if it’s infected. This can lead to gangrene and amputation.
How do ketamine infusions help neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain is traditionally treated with medications like anti-inflammatories, opioids, antidepressants, and anti-seizure drugs. But these treatments are not enough in many cases. Patients often seek alternative therapies like herbs, supplements, and acupuncture in hopes of finding relief.
Low-dose ketamine infusions ease neuropathic pain caused by diabetes, shingles, complex regional pain syndrome, and phantom limb pain.
The ketamine blocks specialized receptors, the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors, in the nervous system, which are overstimulated in people with neuropathy. Ketamine resets the nerve pathways so that pain is reduced. Infusion therapy basically stops the transmission of pain signals from neuropathy from reaching the brain.
What are the benefits of using ketamine to treat neuropathic pain?
Many traditional therapies, like opioids, don’t effectively control neuropathic pain in the long-term. Ketamine also doesn’t have the addictive properties of opioids. Ketamine is easy to administer and provides relief relatively quickly, usually within a week of an infusion.
Ketamine infusions can also help other pain, including back pain and arthritis pain, and pain caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) and other chronic conditions.
Get the help you need to ease neuropathic pain. Call our Ketamine Clinics today or use the online tool to set up an appointment.