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 [...]