Ketamine for CRPS Treatment
Looking for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) treatment in Bloomingdale, IL? Ketamine is not being utilized to treat a variety of pain conditions including CRPS and has shown great results in patients who suffer from chronic pain.
How Does Ketamine Help Treat CRPS?
Ketamine obstructs the NMDA receptor and also stops the transmission of outer pain signals to the mind. With prolonged blockage during ketamine infusion therapy, the brain “restarts” and stops analyzing peripheral excitement as pain.
What is CRPS?
CRPS is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that affects a specific limb after an injury due to damage to the nervous system. The pain caused by CRPS is often out of proportion with the initial injury. The initial injury is usually a musculoskeletal or nerve injury.
CRPS is not very common and research into it is still ongoing, but treatment has proven very effective when started early on. Up to 200,000 individuals suffer from CRPS each year.
Although CRPS is primarily a physical disorder, it is not unheard of for medical professionals to suggest that patients may be unknowingly exaggerating their CRPS pain for psychological reasons.
What Are The Symptoms Of CRPS?
Unsurprisingly, the most common symptoms of CRPS is severe chronic pain in a burning or “pins and needles” sensation throughout the limb where the injury occurred. In rarer cases, the pain has been known to spread across the entire limb, regardless of if the initial injury affected just a finger or toe. The affected area may also experience allodynia, which means that any contact with the skin at all can be quite painful.
- Other symptoms may include:
- Sensitivity to cold
- Swelling of the affected area
- Changes in skin temperature, color, or texture
- Joint swelling or stiffness
- Muscle spasms or tremors
Could Ketamine Be The Treatment You Have Been Looking for?
Is your CRPS condition keeping you from leading your best life now? Contact Premier Infusions today and schedule your consultation and discover how Ketamine for CRPS Treatment can help you.