Chronic Pain Treatment NeuConnections October 12, 2022

Chronic Pain

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Pain starts in receptor nerve cells throughout the body. When you are sick, injured, or have another problem, these receptor cells send messages along nerve pathways to the spinal cord, which then carried the message to the brain. Pain is a sign in the nervous system of physical duress.

Chronic pain can last weeks to years, and it may come and go despite medication or treatment. Most people get back to normal following an injury or operation but sometimes this pain carries on and may even occur without any history of an injury or operation. Chronic pain is when these symptoms last more than 3 months. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety. 

Chronic pain is one of the most costly health problems in the U.S. Increased medical expenses, lost income, lost productivity, compensation payments, and legal charges are some of the economic consequence of chronic pain. Chronic pain is long standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a chronic health condition, such as arthritis. Chronic pain may be “on” and “off” or continuous. It may affect people to the point that they can’t work, eat properly, take part in physical activity, or enjoy life.

Chronic pain is a major medical condition that can and should be treated. Ketamine is one of the safest, most effective, and non-addictive ways to do so.

What Causes Chronic Pain?


There are many reasons thought to cause chronic pain, but it is often associated with an inflammation or dysfunction of the nervous system. Chronic pain changes your brain and central nervous system, making them hypersensitive to pain. This hypersensitivity is called central sensitization which causes the body then sends pain signals from things that shouldn’t be painful. Ketamine infusions can help relieve pain and cause a reset in the brain helping overcome this problem.


Some common symptoms of Chronic Pain include:

  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Burning Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Loss of stamina and flexibility, due to decreased activity
  • Mood problems, including depression, anxiety, and irritability

How Ketamine Can Help

Ketamine Infusions treat Chronic Pain on several fronts. Low doses of ketamine rapidly relieve widespread body pain and headaches enabling you to think clearer and feel better. It is believed that ketamine can reset the receptors in the brain responsible for pain signals and reduce the central nervous systems sensitization associated with pain. This is effectively resetting how your body perceives pain.

After this reset, ketamine helps foster a “rewiring” of new connections between newer, stronger synapses and restores damaged nerve connections allowing the nervous system to find better routes of communication. Imagine how a reset of your pain pathways and stronger nerve connections can reduce long-term pain.

You can experience rapid relief on other fronts as many parts of the brain are targeted by ketamine. Ketamine causes an influx in the mood regulation and decision-making chemicals in the brain effectively treating depression and anxiety. Ketamine is also shown to increase neuroplasticity which allows the breaking of negative patterns in the nervous system as well as in our mindset and actions. All of these factors working in tandem can lead to lasting change.


To learn more about ketamine therapy and how it can help you return to a healthy, pain-free life, call NeuConnections or book a consultation online today.

We can help you find relief.