Pacific Pain & Wellness Group offers ketamine infusions as an effective solution to chronic pain relief. Our team of experts has over 50 years of combined experience administering ketamine infusions to help patients achieve a better quality of life.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine, a compound used in medicine for over 50 years, was first synthesized in 1962 and approved for use in the United States in 1970. While it is sometimes known for its misuse as an illegal drug, Ketamine is medically used to induce and maintain general anesthesia during surgery. Recently, it has been gaining acceptance for its effectiveness in relieving chronic pain and treatment-resistant depression. Pacific Pain & Wellness has fine-tuned its ketamine protocol since 2013 to yield the most effective and long-lasting results for patients.
Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain
If you suffer from chronic pain and have not gotten relief from pain medications or other treatments, you may be a good candidate for ketamine infusions. A ketamine infusion is delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV, or a needle placed into a vein in the arm or hand. With subsequent treatments, results may last longer, requiring fewer infusions to maintain the same level of pain relief. The number and frequency of infusions vary from patient to patient, depending on when you achieve significant pain relief. As part of a comprehensive pain relief management plan, you may be able to finally get the relief you’ve been searching for.
How Ketamine Infusions Work
Ketamine relieves pain by blocking receptors for the neurochemical N-methyl-D-aspartate or NMDA. This brain chemical is thought to be involved in the brain’s perception of pain. Ketamine also repairs damage to the brain caused by cortisol and other long-term stress hormones, which build up proteins in the brain over time.
- Ketamine blocks NMDA receptors, preventing nerves from firing pain levels and ultimately decreasing pain levels.
- Ketamine can effectively reduce the symptoms of burning, tingling, or numbness associated with neuropathic pain much more immediately than medications.
- Ketamine reduces the need for long-term medication use.
- Ketamine has been proven to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines, with few adverse side effects.
At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we use ketamine infusions to relieve chronic pain conditions like Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Our experienced pain specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. With our dedication to quality care, you can trust us to provide effective relief for your chronic pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists and take the first step towards a pain-free life.