Chronic Pain Management
Ketamine Treatment for Chronic Pain Management in Arvada, CO
Chronic pain can truly be devastating, causing us to not engage in the activities we find most meaningful. In addition, this can lead to increased stress and mental health problems. This downward spiral is what we strive to break here at Relevare. Your initial assessment will determine what treatment options you would benefit from the most. Ketamine treatments have been shown by fMRI studies to induce favorable brain changes within hours of administration. This allows for a fast and effective reduction in pain and this is supported by many clinical studies. In addition to ketamine, there is a potential for magnesium, lidocaine, NAD, and other medications that can help with overall symptomatic management.
At Relevare we are proud to offer innovative treatments that are customized to your specific needs. The chronic pain conditions that tend to respond the best to ketamine therapy have a neuropathic, or nerve pain/damage, component to them. This includes conditions such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Phantom Limb Pain (PLP), and unspecified neuropathic pain from other causes such as autoimmune conditions. The video on the right goes into the benefits of a patient with severe neuropathic pain from Guilan Barre Syndrome (GBS) after her treatments.
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What Pain Conditions Can Ketamine Help?
How Does Ketamine Help With Chronic Pain Treatment?
It is believed that the leading cause of chronic pain is due to 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.