A disturbance in the function of your nerves can lead to a lot of discomforts, and sometimes, debilitating pain. Neuropathic pain is difficult to live with but has thankfully gotten easier to treat thanks to Ketamine Therapy. Though the treatment is still being researched, studies show that Ketamine infusion can alleviate pain in some individuals, improving quality of life.
What Causes Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain is caused by a variety of conditions. If you experience this issue, chances are you have an underlying condition. Common conditions that cause this issue include:
- HIV infection or AIDS.
- Central nervous system disorders due to stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or other issues.
- Complex regional pain syndrome.
How Do We Address Neuropathic Pain?
Clinical studies have shown low-dose Ketamine infusions to be effective in providing relief to patients struggling with neuropathic pain. This treatment works by blocking the NMDA receptor in the nervous system. This process essentially “resets” the signal pathway, providing pain reduction at a faster rate than most other medications, like opiates.
What to Expect From Treatment
Ketamine Therapy involves using a small IV catheter. Once ready, you will be led to one of our treatment rooms with a comfortable zero-gravity recliner. There will be low lighting and relaxing music. The infusion will begin and you should feel the effects of the Ketamine within 15 minutes. Your vital signs will be monitored at regular intervals during the session.
The infusion will last between 40-50 minutes. Soon after the infusion is complete, the dissociative effects will wear off. You will remain in our clinic for approximately 30 more minutes before you are released home with a friend or relative.
Schedule Treatments for Neuropathic Pain in Skaneateles and Syracuse, NY
If you are struggling with neuropathic pain and are eager for relief, we can help. Our Ketamine Therapy treatments can help minimize pain and get you to a more comfortable state of being. Get in touch with one of our offices here in New York by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (315) 277-2602 for Syracuse or Skaneateles.