Are you struggling with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and looking for a new treatment option? Serenity Health in Louisville, KY, offers ketamine infusion therapy, a cutting-edge solution proven to relieve CRPS symptoms and improve quality of life.
The powerful effects of ketamine on the nervous system can provide significant relief for those with CRPS, a debilitating condition often resistant to traditional treatments. Imagine living life with reduced pain, increased mobility, and a newfound sense of hope.
At Serenity Health, we are dedicated to providing personalized care to help you achieve these results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy for CRPS treatment.
For many years, ketamine has been utilized as a general anesthetic. However, over twenty years of research have revealed that ketamine infusions can quickly alleviate symptoms of CRPS while having minimal side effects compared to other treatment options.
The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains a list of essential medicines, which are defined as the most important medications needed in a basic health system. Ketamine is included on this list due to its versatility as an anesthetic and pain reliever.
Ketamine works as an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist and also affects other neurotransmitter systems, leading to changes in pain perception and modulation. This leads to a reduction in pain sensitivity and an increase in pain tolerance. Additionally, ketamine has been shown to have a potential role in reducing chronic pain by changing the way pain is processed in the brain.
The benefits of ketamine for CRPS include:
Rapid pain relief: Ketamine can provide rapid pain relief for CRPS patients, with improvement often seen within hours of administration.
Decreased sensitivity to pain: Ketamine works as an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist and can decrease sensitivity to pain.
Improved mood: Ketamine has been found to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are commonly associated with CRPS.
Changes in pain processing: Ketamine has been shown to change the way pain is processed in the brain, potentially leading to a reduction in chronic pain.
Fewer side effects: Compared to other pain medications, ketamine has fewer side effects, making it a safer option for people with CRPS.
During a ketamine treatment for CRPS, a patient will typically receive an intravenous (IV) infusion of the medication. The treatment is typically administered in a medical office or clinic, and usually takes about 40 minutes to an hour.
Our patients can relax in a comfortable chair, and a small IV catheter will be inserted into their arm. The ketamine will be administered through the IV at a slow, controlled rate. The patient will be monitored throughout the treatment by the healthcare provider.
Patients may experience some dissociation during the treatment, which means they might feel detached from their surroundings, or they might experience changes in perception, such as feeling as if they are in a dreamlike state or experiencing changes in the way they perceive time, colors, or shapes. These side effects usually subside shortly after the infusion.
After treatment, the patient will be observed for a short period of time by our staff before being allowed to go home. It is advised that patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
In conclusion, ketamine has demonstrated promising results in treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and provides a viable option for those seeking relief from chronic pain. Its ability to rapidly relieve pain, improve mood, and reduce sensitivity to pain make it a valuable tool in the management of CRPS.
If you are experiencing symptoms of CRPS, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if ketamine infusion therapy is a suitable option for you. Don’t let chronic pain control your life. Explore the potential benefits of ketamine infusion therapy for CRPS at Serenity Health in Louisville, KY, and take control of your pain management today.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically affects one limb, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot. It is characterized by intense, continuous pain that is out of proportion to any initial injury and is often accompanied by a range of symptoms such as swelling, changes in skin color or temperature, and increased sensitivity to touch.
CRPS is believed to be caused by an abnormal response of the nervous system to injury, but the exact mechanism is not fully understood. The condition can be challenging to diagnose and manage, and may have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Effective treatment of CRPS may involve a combination of medications, physical therapy, and interventional procedures, and may also include psychological support.
The symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can vary from person to person, but commonly include: