Diabetes and Neuropathic Pain

2019-01-10T07:54:22+00:00 January 9th, 2019|

One symptom of diabetes that people don’t know as much about – and often don’t discuss – is neuropathic pain. This discomfort is incredibly common, but few patients truly know what is happening in their bodies that is causing this pain or what they can do to alleviate it. Likewise, their loved ones often have [...]

How Ketamine Fights Neuropathic Pain

2018-10-16T07:23:48+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

Dealing with neuropathic pain can feel like a continuous, uphill battle. Because of the epidemic of opiate drug abuse in the United States and other countries, many doctors no longer prescribe these medications, even for serious, long-term pain. While this prevents the side effects and risks associated with the use of these drugs, it leaves [...]

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

2018-09-27T16:12:08+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare neuropathic syndrome that causes lasting pain. It is thought to be caused by a nervous system glitch. Changes in skin color, swelling, and temperature abnormalities usually coexist with other symptoms. Type One CRPS involves an unknown injury, while Type Two is associated with a confirmed injury. The latter [...]

Ketamine Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2018-09-27T16:18:10+00:00 January 20th, 2018|

Chronic neuropathic pain remains a mystery to researchers, but evidence suggests that it involves NMDA receptors. Ketamine infusions act as an antagonist for them, so it’s unsurprising that recent trials reveal it as a promising new treatment method. The Cochrane Review found that the anesthetic provided short-term relief in small studies, and Netherlands-based researchers revealed [...]