Chronic Pain Management

The Chronic Pain Relief You've Been Searching For in San Antonio

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According to the World Health Organization, chronic pain is one of the top 20 causes of disability worldwide. Approximately 1 in 40 adults in the United States, and 1 in 100 children, suffer from chronic pain. While chronic pain does tend to run in families, researchers are still unsure exactly what causes someone to develop chronic pain.

At Amity Infusions and Therapeutics in San Antonio, TX, we are proud to offer innovative pain management options. Prioritizing high safety standards and patient orientation, we use ketamine infusion therapy to treat chronic pain.

Our mission at Amity Infusions and Therapeutics is to give those affected by chronic pain a second chance at taking back control of their life. Ketamine infusions are a groundbreaking and efficient chronic pain treatment that has been scientifically proven to provide fast relief for those with a treatment-resistant condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain can show up in many ways:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Burning pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Job loss
  • Suicidal thoughts

How Does Ketamine Treat Chronic Pain?

This process involves a complex series of brain activities. Scientists believe ketamine addresses chronic pain by inhibiting the NMDA receptor in brain regions associated with depression and pain. The NMDA receptor is activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter associated with learning, memory, mood regulation, and pain. When ketamine inhibits the NMDA receptor, glutamate accumulates in the space between neurons. This has a cascade of effects on the brain, resulting in relief from chronic pain and new neural growth.

This differs from conventional antidepressants, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several brain areas and tangentially affect glutamate. This process usually takes weeks, sometimes months, to provide relief, while ketamine produces rapid relief from chronic pain symptoms.

Are There Any Adverse Effects of Ketamine?

Ketamine has very few side effects. While uncommon, some patients report a dreamy state, temporary blurry vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and slight transient anxiety. Thanks to its wide safety margin, ketamine is an FDA-approved drug for “off-label” or less typical use.

An “off-label” use indicates a treatment the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medicines at some point develop off-label uses due to the emerging clinical evidence as a drug gets more use and is more closely observed.

For example, Clonidine, initially prescribed for hypertension, was observed to have helpful effects for people with ADHD. Eventually, scientists and clinicians discovered it had other uses. Now Clonidine treats nightmares in individuals with ADHD, a use that the FDA did not initially approve.

Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?

We strive to ensure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their private rooms during treatment.

A number of our clients refer to a “dissociation” effect. This altered state often accompanies the shift in perspective and neurochemistry, enabling patients to heal effectively.

This experience is an ordinary part of the treatment. You will remain in a safe atmosphere with our team readily available during your infusion providing close, comfortable monitoring.

Is Ketamine Treatment the Right Solution for You?

Are you searching for the path to a pain-free life? Are you tired of trying one medication after the other only to be left with those same feelings of pain and discomfort? Then ketamine infusions might be an excellent option for you.

Contact Us Now

Contact Amity Infusions and Therapeutics to request your consultation and learn more about how the best new chronic pain treatment in San Antonio, TX, can change your life.