14 May Those with CRPS Wish They’d Tried Ketamine Infusions Earlier
Dr. Nikesh Seth, who got the most votes for Top Doc 2019 compared to any other physician, regularly sees patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is a debilitating, chronic pain that usually appears post-injury. It might be from a fracture, sprain, or small surgery and often occurs in the limbs.
It’s common to feel some pain after an injury, but CRPS is persistent and can worsen for a while after the initial injury. Patients often see their general physician, where they are prescribed rest, physical therapy, and sometimes prescription medications. All of these can help, but when they don’t (and when patients want to avoid dangerous pain killers), it’s important to know that alternatives are available.
Ketamine infusions might be exactly what CRPS patients need when nothing else has worked. It’s a simple injection that makes nerves stop sending pain signals. These signals are important to help you avoid injuries or additional injuries, but sometimes these nerve signals get a little haywire. There’s no need to continue sending pain signals at a certain point, but these nerves can get stuck in a rut.
Before ketamine infusions, or any other pain treatment, it’s critical that CRPS is the correct diagnosis. When CRPS is confirmed, other treatments may be recommended, such as nerve blocks. Ketamine infusions only block pain signals, so if it’s possible to address a current source of pain, that should be the first approach.
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However, once other approaches have been exhausted, it might be time to think about ketamine infusions. Ketamine infusions can be part of a healthy, naturopathic approach to care. There are virtually no side effects and zero downtime. Patients often report immediate relief, since the nerve signals stop firing right away. For chronic pain sufferers, ketamine infusions can offer mobility and a full life for the first time in years. If you’re interested in ketamine infusions or other alternatives to pain management, call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552.