What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

2018-09-27T16:12:08-07:00 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 Infusion Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder

2018-09-27T16:16:10-07:00 February 14th, 2018|

Major depressive disorder is a medical emergency affecting 350 million people worldwide, but one in three patients don’t respond to antidepressants. For those with treatment resistant depression, ketamine could open up new pathways towards healing. It often brings rapid relief, even from severe suicidal thoughts. The FDA has given ketamine breakthrough therapy status in the hope [...]

Ketamine Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2018-09-27T16:18:10-07:00 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 [...]