According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, peripheral neuropathy effects approximately 20 million people in this country. If you have it you know it.
The pain can be excruciating and unrelenting.
Some of us can't stand to have our bodies touched. We may experience burning pain and feel as though someone is sticking us with pins. Nighttime can be the worst. My mother was diabetic and suffered terribly with diabetic neuropathy until the end of her life.
There are many conditions that involve neuropathic pain such as Guillain-Barré, thyroid illnesses, vasculitis, auto-immune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome and lupus, kidney problems, and some cancers. Regardless of the cause the result is the same: pain that won't stop. This level of suffering can also lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.
There are oral medications available but the vast majority of people are still suffering. Now, Ketamine is available to provide much needed relief.
Ketamine is a new and exciting treatment for many types of pain. But how does it work where other medications don't? The mechanism is not fully understood but Ketamine is thought to work through opiate receptors and NMDA receptors to alleviate pain. The beauty of Ketamine is that it provides targeted treatment for the pain and only small doses (sub anesthetic) of Ketamine are used. Click here to see an informational video about how Ketamine treats neuropathic pain.
If you've tried everything else and are still suffering in pain then it's time for Ketamine.
Peripheral neuropathy can be debilitating and steal your life and joy. It's time to take back your life and start living again.
Give our patient care information staff a call today at 909-933-5299 to discuss how Ketamine can help you.