Ketamine for Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting for 3 months or longer.
Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is not right.
When the nervous system and immune system malfunction in response to tissue damage from trauma, the pain is persistent even after treatment.
The nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain, even though the stimulus causing it is no longer there. This dysfunction in nerve pathways is due to a phenomenon known as upregulation.
When nerve pathways are upregulated, they start to become more sensitive to less and less stimulation, resulting in neuropathic pain syndromes. Types of neuropathic pain syndromes include:
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)
Shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia
Phantom Limb Pain
Non-narcotic Pain Management
Neuropathic pain often does not respond to opioid or narcotic treatments.
Ketamine is not a narcotic or opioid medication and does not cause dependency for pain management.
How Ketamine Works