Pain Management

Ketamine Infusion for Pain

Stop Chronic Pain From Running Your Life

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition affecting millions of people. When every movement sends pain racing throughout your body, it can impact your ability to work, participate in your favorite activities, and enjoy time with family and friends. Physical therapy can help with your range of motion, but it doesn’t always ease your discomfort. Painkillers can offer immediate relief, but are often addictive.

When you’ve exhausted all treatment options and your only choices left are invasive surgery or a long-term dependency on opioids, consider visiting the WeCare Ketamine Clinic in Maryville, IL, the St. Louis specialists in ketamine infusion therapy for pain. Not only do ketamine infusions ease pain and fatigue, but they also address the depression and anxiety that often accompany chronic conditions. Ketamine has not been found to be addictive when administered appropriately, and side effects are rare.

WeCare will work closely with your healthcare providers to determine the best plan of action to take. If you are eligible to receive ketamine infusions, you can feel confident that you’ll find relief from chronic pain and depression within hours of your treatment. Outcomes are even greater when ketamine therapy is used in conjunction with other holistic pain management techniques.

12% of patients prescribed opioids will develop a dependency on the drug. Ketamine therapy, on the other hand, is highly effective and non-addictive.

How Ketamine Infusion Therapy Treats Chronic Pain and Depression

Ketamine works by rewiring the nervous system. It blocks neurotransmitter receptors in the brain from receiving pain signals from other areas of the body and stimulates regrowth of connections between neurons. By resetting these neural pathways, ketamine reduces the symptoms associated with chronic pain. In addition, it eases anxiety and depression, which if left unaddressed, prevents the body from regulating pain naturally.

Ketamine can be used for a variety of chronic pain and mental health issues, including:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Ischemic Limb Pain (ILP)
  • Phantom Limb Pain (PLP)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Neuropathic Conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer Pain

Ketamine has been shown to successfully treat depression and anxiety in the context of chronic pain.

Is Ketamine for Pain Right for Me?

Ketamine should be part of a multimodal approach that includes traditional medical practices and physical therapy and should not be considered the first or second choice in treatment for neuropathic pain. But for those patients who cannot tolerate medication side effects, have become dependent on opioids, or who have therapy-resistant neuropathic pain, ketamine can provide immediate respite from chronic pain and anxiety or depression. In most cases, patients experience a drop in pain and depression symptoms after their first treatment with few side effects.

If chronic pain is controlling your life and nothing seems to be easing the agony, contact WeCare in Maryville, IL today to discuss your ketamine infusion therapy options.

WeCare is the only clinic within 300 miles of St. Louis to offer ketamine therapy for chronic pain.