Pain Treatment with Ketamine
Most people will experience mild or severe form of pain due to some reason during their lifetime. Persistent or severe pain can debilitate a person and hamper their performance of normal activities. When such pain becomes chronic, it can have a crippling effect on their quality of life.
The patient will struggle with their work and household duties, and find it difficult to concentrate at anything due to continuing pain. Chronic pain can happen due to many reasons, and often it can be difficult to manage this pain for a long time with conventional pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Many patients suffering from pain syndromes resort to seeking relief with muscle relaxants, steroids and opiates. These can become addictive and carry unpleasant side effects. Amid widespread problem of pain syndromes, Ketamine Infusion Therapy has emerged as a credible solution for many patients.
Ketamine IV treatment has proved to be safer and more efficacious, while providing faster relief from the symptoms. Ketamine Therapy also avoids the unpleasant side effects typically associated with conventional pain medications. The patient can comfortably receive ketamine infusions in an office setting under the supervision of a qualified ketamine provider.
With low dose, controlled treatment program with ketamine, patients can achieve sustainable relief from chronic pain conditions. The astute Dr. Steven L Mandel is an experienced anesthesiologist providing ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and surrounding communities.
One of the problems with chronic physical pain is that it can acquire a psychological dimension over time, and in some cases, may lead to the onset of depression. Ketamine Therapy offers a unique advantage in this situation by treating both physical pain and the symptoms of depression at the same time. T
A key property of ketamine is that it can block and reset pain receptors in the brain and balance out neurons and hormones by altering glutamate and GABA levels. As the ketamine specialist delivers Ketamine Infusion Therapy in controlled low level dosages, it can simultaneously address physical as well as psychological discomfort being caused by chronic pain.
Pain Syndrome Management with Ketamine
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition that may worsen if left untreated. The pain first occurs in the leg or arm in most cases, and gradually spreads to other areas. CRPS is a severely painful condition with a score of 42 out of 50 on the McGill pain scale.
The increase in the number of NMDA receptors cause intensifying of the pain because the pain signals are amplified. This is where Ketamine Therapy can be highly effective because it will interfere with the NMDA receptors. Ketamine will naturally block and reset the pain signal process, and provide relief from pain in a situation where other treatments have failed to work.
NMDA receptor blockage stops the pain from reaching the brain and the spinal cord. The central pain centers are consequently rebooted and get desensitized to peripheral pain signals. Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and nearby areas for ketamine infusion treatments.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625
Treating patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento, CA, Northern & Southern California, Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.