Chronic pain is a hectic pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years and can happen in all body parts. This pain can affect your life negatively, interfere with your daily activities, and lead to depression and anxiety.

The first step in treating chronic pain is to find and treat the cause. If you have already tried medications that didn’t work for you, ketamine therapy would be your ideal solution for pain management. However, be aware of your physical & mental health and take a few minutes to explore how ketamine can help manage pain and relief the pain that you have been suffering from for a long time. And within all of this, don’t forget that your health is a priority. 

History of Ketamine

At first, ketamine started in Belgium in the 1960s as an anesthesia medicine. After that, the FDA approved it as an anesthetic for people in 1970. At first, paramedics used ketamine to treat injured soldiers on the Vietnam War battlefield.

Recent research by John Hopkins University in 2019 has found ketamine’s ability to help treat various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain related to nerve pain, migraines, CRPS, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. After many experiments and research, specialists have found that Ketamine significantly and positivity affects mental health and chronic pain relief.

Ketamine’s anti-pain qualities have stood out from traditional anti-pain due to its reliability in producing dramatic changes within hours rather than weeks or months. 

Indeed, Ketamine is a drug with complex mechanisms of action and many properties which make it interesting for pain management. Now, ketamine is known as pain medication and has been used for years as a surgical anesthetic, pain controller, and reliever. 

Ketamine for pain management

For chronic pain, ketamine is an intravenous analgesic. Ketamine acts on your NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors and stimulates neurotransmitters that regulate your mood. After taking this medication, you will expect a significant decrease in the severity of the pain since transmitters won’t bind and would not send the pain signals. Moreover, this interaction is more effective at reducing some types of pain than other pain management methods.

On the other hand, it is essential to know that ketamine for pain doses would vary from person to person depending on the severity of the pain and the patient’s physical condition. Specialists are turning to lower doses of ketamine in chronic pain release, including migraines, usually referred to as sub-anesthetic doses.

Find your pain-killer solution

Finally, try to move on to a healthier lifestyle with a medically approved treatment to decrease the pain you have suffered from for a long time.

RIVER Pathfinders can help you contact medical doctors who will assess your situation and prescribe ketamine if they consider you eligible.