Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain Treatment
At Thrive Center for Health, we are proud to offer the latest in mental health treatment options. In addition to high levels of safety standards and patient care, Thrive Center for Health utilizes ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain, as well as other chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, and CRPS.
Our mission statement at Thrive Center for Health is to provide personalized, high-quality management options for people struggling with treatment-resistant conditions. Ketamine infusions have proven to be a powerful and rapid treatment for neuropathic pain and other chronic pain conditions.
With traditional neuropathic pain treatments, it can sometimes take weeks or even months before symptom relief is experienced. Ketamine is an inspiring treatment option because in some cases it can provide relief from symptoms within days or even hours.
Ketamine for chronic pain offers fast and efficient relief from the symptoms of neuropathic pain, with up to 75% of patients reporting a positive response to just a single ketamine infusion.
How Does Ketamine Help With Neuropathic Pain?
It is believed that the main cause of chronic pain is due to an overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps the condition by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms. By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons.
Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors. Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
If you are looking for new chronic pain treatment in Grand Rapids, MI schedule a free consultation with us at Thrive Center for Health today!
What Causes Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain appears to have no obvious cause, but some conditions that are thought to contribute to NP include:
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve or spinal cord compression
- Thyroid problems
- Vitamin B deficiency
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Facial nerve problems
- Arthritis in the spine
What Are The Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain?
Someone with neuropathic pain may experience:
- Shooting, burning, or stabbing pain
- Tingling pain
- Numbness or “pins and needles” feeling
- Spontaneous pain
- Evoked pain, which is pain caused by things that usually don’t trigger pain
- Chronic sense of feeling unpleasant or abnormal
- Difficulty sleeping
- Emotional problems that arise as a result of chronic pain and loss of sleep
How Do You Treat Neuropathic Pain?
The first step to treating neuropathic pain is identifying what underlying conditions could be responsible. From there, your healthcare provider will work with you to find ways to relieve the pain and improve your quality of life. There is a myriad of ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathic pain.
Ketamine, when infused into the bloodstream at a low dose, is a quick source of symptom relief.
Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Aleve or Motrin, can be used to manage the main. It’s important to remember that these medications only treat the symptoms and not the source of the pain, therefore only offering temporary relief.
Doctors may prescribe medications like opioids, but these come with side effects that are undesirable and a risk of dependency.
Can Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain Help You?
Request Your Free Phone Consultation Today
If you or a loved one is struggling with neuropathic pain, and other treatment methods have failed to provide relief, then ketamine may be a viable treatment option for you. Contact us today to learn more about our ketamine treatments for neuropathic pain in Grand Rapids, MI.
Our free consultations are provided by a registered nurse. If you are looking to move forward with treatment, you will need to undergo a provider-based consultation that does come at a fee.