CRPS Treatment

Rapid and Effective CRPS Treatment in Vancouver, Washington

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 200,000 American adults deal with the symptoms of CRPS in a given year.

CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder believed to be caused by damage to the nervous system. Pain typically localizes in one specific limb following an injury. The pain is out of proportion compared to the original injury in many cases.

Here at Vancouver Ketamine Infusions, we offer ketamine infusion therapy to help those dealing with the symptoms of CRPS. Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades as a powerful anesthetic and rapid pain reliever.

Ketamine Infusions for CRPS Treatment

Ketamine infusions have quickly become one of the most popular treatment options for pain conditions.

Unlike many traditional medications like SSRIs which can take months to start working, ketamine therapy offers patients relief quickly, with some individuals reporting relief within a few hours of their first infusion session.

What are the Symptoms of CRPS?

Symptoms include:
  • Continuous burning or throbbing pain, normally in the hands, feet, arms, or legs, sometimes referred to as “pins and needles”
  • Swelling of the injured or painful area
  • Decreased mobility to move the affected area
  • Sensitivity to cold or touch
  • Changes to the skin and nail beds

How Does Ketamine Help Treat CRPS?

Ketamine functions in several methods to reduce signs of pain and swelling in the body. It accomplishes this by joining certain receptors in the brain known as the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor.

Ketamine blocks out the NMDA receptor and prevents the transmission of external pain signals to the human brain. With extended impediment in the course of ketamine infusion therapy, the brain “restarts” and eliminates translating peripheral stimulation as pain.

Are There Any Adverse Effects of Ketamine?

As a new treatment option for CRPS, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or slight anxious feelings after treatment.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized for infusion therapy “off-label” use. Off-label use indicates a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.

As a good example, the FDA authorized the medication Prazosin to treat hypertension in 1976, but it is now mainly used to treat nightmares in individuals with PTSD, which was not approved at first.

Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?

Our providers at Vancouver Ketamine Infusions will go above and beyond to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Ketamine infusions typically last about an hour for mood disorders, but chronic pain conditions may require a longer infusion time.

Several patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this dissociation effect aids with treatment and helps you provide a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. Our team will monitor you throughout the process and be readily available should you need anything.

Is Ketamine Treatment the Right Solution for You?

Are you ready to take back control of your life? Are you tired of trying one medication after another, only to be left with the same symptoms? If so, ketamine infusion therapy might be the right treatment option for you.

Contact Vancouver Ketamine Infusions today to schedule your consultation and learn how ketamine infusions for CRPS treatment can help you find relief.