What are these pain conditions?
Chronic pain syndromes have a wide range of causes and are defined by the experience of daily pain for a period of over 12 weeks. Chronic pain affects between 50-100 million adults in the U.S. yearly, and over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Approximately 1 in 10 adults report they have experienced pain daily for three months or more. Chronic pain is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. today.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly known as RSD)
CRPS is a painful, disabling neurological condition. It affects 1.2% of the adult chronic pain population. CRPS can develop after trauma, minor injuries, or surgery. Signs and symptoms of CRPS are burning pain, mechanical and thermal allodynia, hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, autonomic dysregulation, neurogenic edema and hyperhidrosis, a complicated movement disorder often associated with atrophy and dystrophy.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes ongoing pain throughout the body. It’s characterized by numerous tender points all over the body. Symptoms of Fibro include muscle and joint stiffness, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue, brain fog, memory issues, headaches, numbness/tingling in extremities and digestive issues. Central sensitization is thought to be the primary mechanism involved. This is where the central nervous system gets regulated into a persistent state of high reactivity which can create extreme pain even with minimal stimulus.
Migraine headaches are a type of headache that can be extremely painful and debilitating. Migraines are often associated with sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and even vomiting.
Neuropathy is a result of damage or disease tof the nervous system. About 30% of all nerve pain happens because of diabetes, but other diseases like alcoholism and shingles can cause neuropathic pain. Damaged nerve fibers send the wrong signals to pain centers creating shooting, burning, stabbing, tingling, numbness, or "pins and needles" feeling. Pain is brought on by non-painful stimuli.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. Mild stimulation to the face such as brushing your teeth may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. There are different causes of the pressure on this nerve such as a tumor or Multiple Sclerosis.
Other Pain related conditions Ketamine may help treat: Chemotherapy, Alcohol/Opioid Withdrawal, Lyme Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Sjogrens and Arthritis
Why use Ketamine for Pain?
You do not want to take traditional pain medications
Traditional pain medications have never worked or have stopped working for you
You want to try a treatment that not only offers pain relief, but also has anti-inflammatory effects