New Chronic Pain Treatment in Iowa City
Chronic pain is consistent pain that lasts six months or longer. It can be the result of an injury, due to an underlying medical condition, exacerbated by mental illness, or a combination of all of these. Around 100 million people in the United States currently suffer from chronic pain of some kind. This is more than diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer combined. Chronic pain is a serious problem.
Chronic Pain Q & A
How is chronic pain typically treated?
Historically, chronic pain has been treated with an approach that lends itself to dependence on opioids, antidepressants, and antiepileptic medications. This can lead to increased tolerance, dangerous side effects, and addiction — and chronic pain may still not be relieved.
Thankfully, ketamine offers a non-opioid approach to pain relief that is safe, effective, and has few side effects.
How can ketamine treat chronic pain?
According to clinical trials, ketamine infusions are effective in the long-term improvement of chronic pain. Your treatment plan is developed as part of your initial consultation with the licensed providers at Midwest Ketafusion®️. They take extra time to understand the causes of your pain, take a health history, and do a physical exam.
They create a customized treatment plan that likely includes a five to ten day series of four-hour ketamine infusions, which are titrated to give you a dose that effectively relieves your specific pain.
The team at Midwest Ketafusion®️ works closely with your primary physician or mental health professional to develop a multi-disciplinary plan that can include:
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Balanced nutrition
- Float Therapy
Whatever your underlying cause of chronic pain, you have hope for pain relief.
What chronic pain conditions can be treated with ketamine?
Low-dose ketamine effectively treats a number of chronic pain conditions, especially those with neurological, or neuropathic, elements.
Neuropathic conditions include:
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflexive sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
- Chemotherapy induced pain
- Phantom limb pain
Other chronic pain conditions include:
- Sickle cell pain
- Crohn’s disease
- Cancer pain
- Lyme disease
- Limb ischemia
Whatever your underlying cause, Midwest Ketafusion®️ works with you and your primary care team to determine the best approach to relief from your chronic pain.
For a consultation and personalized treatment plan for your chronic pain, call or book an appointment online with Midwest Ketafusion®️ in Iowa City, IA today.