Ketamine for Neuropathic Pain Treatment in Pearland, TX
Neuropathic pain is often described as a shooting or burning pain. It can go away on its own but is often chronic. Sometimes it is unrelenting and severe, and sometimes it comes and goes. It often is the result of nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. The impact of nerve damage is a change in nerve function both at the site of the injury and areas around it.
Neuropathic pain often seems to have no obvious cause. However, some common causes of neuropathic pain include:
- Facial nerve problems
- HIV infection or AIDS
- Multiple myeloma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve or spinal cord compression from herniated discs or from arthritis in the spine
- Spine surgery
- Thyroid problems
Anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs are often the first line of treatment for neuropathic pain, but often take weeks to months to work (if at all) and have a number of unwanted side effects. Unfortunately, neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. For some people, it can lead to serious disability.
Intravenous, low-dose Ketamine infusion therapy has shown phenomenal promise in treating patients suffering from neuropathic pain. The role of ketamine specifically in Neuropathic Pain treatment is based primarily on its potent effect of blocking the NMDA receptors, a well-known primary target for the treatment of Neuropathic Pain. Contact us today to learn more.