Ketamine is used to treat a variety of chronic pain syndromes, especially those with a neuropathic component. Neuropathic pain is a shooting, burning sensation that is usually caused by nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system. Antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs are usually prescribed for the treatment of neuropathic pain and often do not provide a great deal of relief. Progressive symptoms from neuropathic pain also may lead to disabilities to comorbid mood disorders.
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Looking for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) treatment in St. Louis? CRPS is a chronic neuroinflammatory disorder that affects a specific limb after an injury due to damage to the nervous system. The pain caused by CRPS is often out of proportion with the initial injury. The initial injury is usually a musculoskeletal or nerve injury.
CRPS is not very common and research into it is still ongoing, but treatment has proven very effective when started early on. Up to 200,000 individuals suffer from CRPS each year.
Although CRPS is primarily a physical disorder, it is not unheard of for medical professionals to suggest that patients may be unknowingly exaggerating their CRPS pain for psychological reasons.
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