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How Ketamine Infusions Help in the Fight Against Chronic Pain

If you’re living with chronic pain, you know it can interfere with your ability to sleep, carry out your daily activities, and accomplish your goals for the future.

Our top-rated specialists at Military Matters Ketamine Clinic of Colorado, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, understand the debilitating effects of chronic pain. We focus on providing relief from long-term pain with ketamine therapy because it can succeed when other therapies fail.  

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is an anesthetic and pain reliever that’s treasured for its fast action and low side effects profile. In use since the early 1970s, ketamine has more recently gained in popularity as an effective therapy for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidality.

When administered in carefully measured doses under the close supervision of a physician, ketamine therapy has also proven very effective in relieving chronic pain without the addictive potential and other negative side effects experienced with traditional pain relievers.

How does ketamine work for chronic pain?  

Ketamine regulates pain levels by targeting a chemical receptor in the nervous system called NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate). Many individuals who don’t respond well to other chronic pain treatments find ketamine very beneficial.

What chronic pain conditions respond to ketamine?

Your Military Matters Ketamine Clinic of Colorado provider may recommend ketamine for:

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. It causes widespread muscular discomfort that’s often described as a constant, dull, aching pain on both sides of the body and above/below the waist.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Sometimes referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), CRPS usually affects one limb and often causes squeezing or burning pain as well as a “pins & needles” sensation.

Migraines

Ketamine infusions have proven effective in providing relief for migraines that resist traditional treatments. Typically, the best results occur after day four of ketamine treatment.

Other chronic pain conditions that respond well to ketamine include:

Before recommending ketamine therapy, Dr. Michael Moore performs a thorough evaluation that includes a physical exam as well as a detailed review of your medical history, symptoms, and previous treatments for chronic pain.   

What is it like to receive ketamine therapy?

At Military Matters Ketamine Clinic of Colorado, we administer ketamine via intravenous (IV) infusion while you recline in a relaxed and comfortable position.

Once we’ve set the IV, we invite you to lean back and put your feet up. Most individuals find the therapy restful. Our medical staff monitors you throughout the session to make sure you’re responding well to the treatment.

Ketamine does have a sedative effect that typically dissipates quickly, but we ask that you arrange for a ride home from the clinic. 

For more details regarding ketamine therapy for chronic pain, schedule a visit at Military Matters Ketamine Clinic of Colorado today. Call the Colorado Springs office at 719-671-3147 or use our online service to request a phone consultation. You can also send a message to Dr. Moore and the team here on our website.

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