Chronic pain can impact every area of your life. If you suffer from complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, you know how crippling this type of pain can be and how difficult it is to find effective relief. Ketamine treatments may be an effective option to find relief from CRPS when other medication and therapy have not worked. Our experienced medical team at the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles & Orange County offers IV ketamine treatments for our patients suffering from CRPS, with greater than 50% of patients finding significant pain relief. We have also noted a significant decrease in the swelling associated with CRPS for many patients.
Generally, pain infusions with Ketamine can successfully be completed via one of two routes:
- Pain Protocol A (PPA) – 5 infusions over 5-6 days.
- Pain Protocol B (PPB)- 1 infusion then reassess 48-72 hrs later. Repeat when pain returns.
PPA is typically more effective for longer term pain relief as compared to PPB. However, everyone is different, and for some one infusion may provide adequate pain relief. If you are unsure which protocol to use, but are able to complete five infusions in a short time span, Pain Protocol A will likely give you the best pain relief (assuming your pain is responsive to ketamine). For further questions about how Ketamine can relieve your chronic pain, you may contact us at (424) 278-4241 or [email protected].
Ketamine treatments have been documented to help with many types of chronic pain, including CRPS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5609085/). Ketamine is a common anesthetic that has been used for decades in hospitals as well as veterinary clinics as a sedative. Ketamine may be effective for CRPS due to its ability to block NMDA receptors that can cause the nerve pain associated with this condition. Most CRPS patients experience relief from their chronic pain after their first treatment, with long-term therapy options for ongoing relief.
Effective CRPS Treatment
The nerve pain associated with CRPS can be difficult to treat. Many medications and therapies used for CRPS have adverse side effects and often do not relieve the symptoms. Ketamine infusion IV treatments are considered a relatively safe option and may provide relief without the side effects of pain medications. For many suffering from CRPS, ketamine offers an effective treatment that can allow them to achieve a higher quality of life and relief from their chronic nerve pain. Oftentimes, patients are Depressed due to their CRPS symptoms. Ketamine has been effective in decreasing depression for most of our patients with CRPS.
Dr. David Mahjoubi is a leading expert in ketamine therapy and a pioneer in treating pain and mood disorders with IV ketamine infusions. Our clinic in Los Angeles has offered relief for our patients with ketamine treatments that they could not find through other medications or therapy options. If you have been suffering from CRPS and want to explore ketamine for treating your nerve pain, contact our clinic to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mahjoubi. You deserve a life free of pain from CRPS – find out if ketamine treatment is right for you.