For many people, chronic pain is a lifelong issue. We, at Avesta understand the impact chronic pain can have on all aspects of your life, impacting relationships with loved ones and oneself. It can stop you from working and be very costly and time-consuming to manage. It can also limit your mobility and physical strength, making it difficult to perform movements and tasks that were once very simple for you. Avesta Ketamine and Wellness located in McLean, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington DC offers ketamine infusions for chronic pain. To find out more about how ketamine interacts with your brain, and pain pathways call Avesta Ketamine and Wellness for a consultation or book an appointment online today.
How does ketamine work for pain management?
Avesta Ketamine and Wellness offers ketamine infusions for pain management. Once used only as a sedative and pain blocker for surgery, experts have found that low-dose ketamine can result in significant improvements for chronic pain in many patients. Ketamine works on multiple receptors that effect pain perception. For example, ketamine interacts with the opioid receptors in your central nervous system. These are the same receptors that opioid medications affect, which increase your pain threshold, however unlike opioids, ketamine has no physical addictive properties. Ketamine also helps reduce chronic pain by blocking N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, which make your nervous system more sensitive to pain.
You undergo 3-5 infusions over the course of a few days with the possibility of feeling relief right away after your first. Avesta Ketamine and Wellness assesses you to customize your treatment plan according to your individual needs.
What kinds of pain do we treat?
We treat pain related to:
-Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
-Pre-post surgery pain
-Opioid withdrawal symptoms