4 Ways Ketamine Injections Can Help You

And Why You Should Choose the Center For Pain Management for Ketamine Treatment

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If you’re like many people suffering from chronic pain, then you’ve probably tried more than a handful of ways to manage the pain so that you can focus on your life. Unfortunately, many of those same people are unable to find full relief, no matter how many visits to the doctor’s office they make.

Although ketamine itself has been used as an anesthetic since the 1960s, it’s only recently that doctors and scientists have revisited it for its pain-relieving effects. Below, you can learn more about how ketamine injections may help those suffering from chronic pain. Contact the Center For Pain Management in Hackensack to learn more about whether ketamine treatment could help your pain.

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  • Although ketamine has built a reputation as a street drug, it has been approved by the FDA for medical use.

  • Ketamine is often recommended for patients who are opioid-dependent or opioid tolerant.

  • Ketamine has a half life of approximately three hours.

  • The risk of addiction is very low when administered in small doses under the supervision of a medical professional.

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How It Works

Ketamine acts on N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, which are involved in the amplification of pain sensations and tolerance to opioids. In low doses, it functions as an analgesic that also provides anti-inflammatory effects. The unique combination of effects makes it particularly effective for people suffering from pain that’s resisted other treatments, which we will expand upon in our next section.

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What It Can Help

Ketamine has been shown to be effective in helping patients manage chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions, but especially those with a neuropathic component. Other forms of pain ketamine is often used to manage include:

  • Chronic headaches

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Pain caused by traumatic spinal cord injury

  • Cancer-related pain

  • Post-amputation pain

  • Opioid-resistant pain

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Next Steps

f you’re tired of living with chronic pain, it’s important to know that options are available. Ketamine therapy could play an important role in your pain management plan, but the only way to find out is to work with a professional.

The Center For Pain Management in Hackensack has provided more than 8,000 ketamine injections to patients suffering from various forms of chronic pain, and our dedicated team is dedicated to helping you find a form of pain management that helps you get back to living your life.

Contact our office today to learn more about ketamine injections for pain management.

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