In some conditions, chronic pain comes from damage to the nerves. This is called neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain resists standard medical approaches in 60% of cases or more! Standard medical approaches include antidepressants, anti-epileptics, and even opioids. Fortunately, a relatively new treatment approach offers hope to people whose lives have been altered by neurologic pain.
A medicine called ketamine has been used for surgical anesthesia for more than 50 years. Medical science is finding that very low doses of ketamine, delivered directly to the blood, can rapidly blunt the pain that comes from damaged nerves. A very high percentage of patients (100% in one study) achieve major pain relief in one to three treatments (which takes about a week.)
The Taub Group offers ketamine infusion therapy in Charlotte, NC, among other specialty pain medicine approaches. With IV ketamine, patients visit the office for infusion therapy multiple times for the first week or two. Then treatments can be scaled back to one every 30 to 90 days.
If you are experiencing chronic pain, please contact The Taub Group for a thorough assessment. We specialize in pain management, and we can consult with you about the latest medical science in pain relief.