Chronic Pain Management
Fast & Efficient Pain Management in Gallatin, TN and Nashville TN
In 2019, 20.4% of adults had chronic pain and 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities (referred to as high impact chronic pain) in the past 3 months. Chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain both increased with age and were highest among adults aged 65 and over.
Here at Three Rivers Wellness in Gallatin, TN, we are excited to offer ketamine infusion therapy for chronic pain management for conditions like chronic pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and fibromyalgia. A new and innovative treatment option that provides fast and long-lasting relief for chronic pain with Nashville functional medicine.
Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain Management
Typically, an individual with Chronic Pain may improve Ketamine IV Infusion therapy if they have not had a lot of progress with many other pain medicines or treatment methods. It is also important to know that Ketamine reduces some forms of pain better than others.
Many of our patients have seen amazing results with Ketamine infusions prefer them because their pain relief can last a lot longer than with many other forms of medical treatment. A large number of patients report feeling better for days, weeks, and even many months, depending on what type of discomfort they have.
What Are The Symptoms of Chronic Pain?
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Burning pain
- Sleep problems
- Loss of interest in sex
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Marriage or family problems
- Job loss
- Suicidal thoughts
How Does Ketamine Help Treat Chronic Pain
Ketamine functions in a number of methods to reduce signs of pain and swelling in the body. It accomplishes this by joining to certain receptors in your brain referred to as N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors.
Ketamine blocks out the NMDA receptor and prevents the transmission of external pain signals to the human brain. With extended impediment in the course of ketamine infusion therapy, the brain “restarts” and eliminates translating peripheral stimulation as pain.
Are There Any Adverse Effects of Ketamine?
When treating chronic pain with IV ketamine infusions, there are a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, double or blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and small anxiety feelings after being given a dose. This treatment method is not developmental because this is an FDA-approved drug that is being utilized for “off-label” or less typical use.
An “off-label” use indicates that it is provided as a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for a certain lot of uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops in time.
Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?
During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions for mood disorders can typically last 40-60 minutes, while chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia require a larger dose and can take 2-4 hours.
A number of our clients refer to a “dissociation” effect and the majority of our patients take pleasure in this sensation. For a large number of patients, this disconnection effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to your ketamine therapy.
This is all an ordinary component of the treatment and you will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team to monitor you and be readily available to you in any way during your infusion.
Is Ketamine Treatment The Right Solution for You?
Are you ready to take back control of your life? Tired of trying one medication after the other to only be left in constant pain? Then ketamine infusions might be a great option for you.
Contact Three Rivers Wellness in Gallatin, TN & Nashville to request your consultation and learn more about how ketamine for chronic pain management can change your life.