Chronic Pain Treatment

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Effective Chronic Pain Management in Franklin, TN

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”

Unless you have experienced constant pain, you can not start to comprehend how it affects the lifestyles of those who have this incapacitating health condition. Chronic pain appears in many forms and from numerous sources, but regulating it is challenging, no matter what the situation is.

One in five American adults experiences chronic pain. If you experience chronic pain, you are aware of the aggravation of trying to control it with drugs and various other therapies. At Mindful Infusions of Tennessee, we also recognize the inconvenience of chronic pain and we have an efficient ketamine treatment solution that can help you reclaim your life.

There is Hope, We Can Help!

Ketamine infusion therapy is bringing new hope to so many who have not had success with chronic pain treatments and medicines. Ketamine has been analyzed and proven as being efficient in helping with a variety of pain conditions.

Best of all, ketamine works fast to provide almost instant relief for many. No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about the best chronic pain management in Franklin, TN.

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What Are The Symptoms of Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. People with chronic pain describe their pain in many different ways, such as:

Physical symptoms
Mental Symptoms

How Does Ketamine Help With Chronic Pain?

It is believed that the leading cause of chronic pain is due to overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps the condition by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of chronic pain symptoms.

By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.

Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.

The Ketamine Infusion Experience

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while chronic pain conditions require a larger dose and longer duration of infusion.

A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.

What Are The Side Effects of Ketamine Treatment?

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

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is 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.

Ketamine may cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure.

Man happy after getting ketamine infusion for pain in Franklin, TN.

Can Ketamine Help You Heal?

Have you tried and exhausted other chronic pain treatment options only to be left aching and hurting? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again? 

If you or someone you may know is dealing with a chronic pain condition, contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting chronic pain management in Franklin, TN.

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