Chronic Pain NeuConnections November 12, 2023

Ketamine Therapy for Chronic Pain

Ketamine Therapy for Chronic Pain

Ketamine Therapy for
Chronic Pain

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. 

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. 

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How Ketamine Can Help

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Are You Ready To Begin Your Journey?

Schedule a free consultation call with our patient care coordinator below. We’re happy to answer any and all questions you may have and are here to be your advocate on your journey to a better you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Determining the number of ketamine infusions required for chronic pain is not a one-size-fits-all answer; it varies significantly among individuals, influenced by diverse factors like the nature and severity of the pain, individual metabolism, and overall health. Some might find substantial relief after a single session, while others may require a series of infusions to experience a notable reduction in pain levels. Personalized treatment plans are crucial, calibrated meticulously to individual needs, pain thresholds, and responses to ensure optimal, enduring alleviation from chronic pain. The variability in response underscores the importance of a tailored approach to ketamine therapy, aiming for the most effective and lasting relief possible.

Ketamine has traditionally been used as an anesthetic and produces a strong analgesic effect in the body, particularly if your condition involves a neuropathic component. With low doses, it can provide substantial pain relief, but with several sessions, our patients report pain relief that lasts for weeks or even months.

Yes! Ketamine is considered a World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicine and is one of the most commonly used anesthetics in the world because of its safety. Our Medical Director, Dr. Peck (Anesthesiologist), reviews all intakes and is available to speak with you directly if you have any concerns.  

Check out our Pricing Page for our most up to date pricing.

We started NeuConnections because we wanted to help people and we are committed to keeping our pricing as low as possible to make this life changing therapy accessible. Ketamine treatment is an investment in mental health. Allow this self-care to become an investment in your wellbeing; an investment that grows and pays dividends that last a lifetime.

The first step is an initial consultation with our patient care coordinator to answer any questions and discuss if treatment is right for you.

Visit our Begin Intake page to schedule your free consultation.

Call our office if you have more questions or visit our page with FAQ.

Additional Information

Additional Information

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.

Symptoms: 

      • 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

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.

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.

Call our office if you have more questions or visit our page with FAQ.