Pain Management Specialist

Ketaesthetic

Ketamine Infusion Specialist & Wellness located in Midtown, New York, NY

More than 20% of adults live with chronic pain today. Unfortunately, traditional pain management approaches like oral medication and physical therapy don’t always help people with chronic pain. However, Ketaesthetic, in Midtown Manhattan, offers new hope for chronic pain. Intravenous (IV) ketamine could be the key to unlocking an active and healthy life again, so call the New York City office or schedule your consultation online now.

Pain Management Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Most pain happens suddenly and then steadily fades as the body heals. Chronic pain lingers — and sometimes even worsens — long after it should have faded. Doctors usually diagnose chronic pain in cases where the pain lasts for at least three months. 

Chronic pain is tied to anxiety, depression, and a poorer quality of life. This type of pain can be notoriously difficult to treat, which is why so many people struggle to find solutions that allow them to live normally.

What causes chronic pain?

A large variety of injuries and chronic medical conditions can cause chronic pain, including:

  • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation

Most conditions that cause chronic pain are more common in middle-aged and older adults, but they can occur at any age. 

When do I need pain management?

If your current method of coping with chronic pain isn't effective, or if you just can't imagine your current plan as a long-term solution, pain management at Ketaesthetic can help. 

When chronic pain forces you to change your life — for example, if you're regularly missing work or staying home instead of spending time with the ones you love — it's important to know that you don't need to live this way. 

In many cases, people who come to Ketaesthetic for pain management are opioid users who feel frustrated with the problems those medications can cause. While opioids can be quite helpful in the beginning, they have a high risk of addiction and potentially serious side effects. 

Even if you've already tried other pain management programs, Ketaesthetic can help. They use a different approach that focuses on effective methods for treatment-resistant chronic pain. 

How does pain management work?

Ketaesthetic personalizes pain management plans for each patient. The experienced team takes the time to understand your individual circumstances and pain level. They can then prescribe an intravenous (IV) ketamine program for your chronic pain. 

Ketamine is a breakthrough treatment for people with long-lasting pain. This drug was originally used only in large doses for anesthesia, but doctors discovered that it also has some tremendously beneficial pain relief, antidepressant, and antianxiety effects. 

Ketamine is especially effective for certain types of chronic pain, including CRPS, fibromyalgia, and migraines. The drug works within your brain to interrupt pain receptors and recalibrate central pain centers for improved pain management within your body. 

Ketamine infusions take place in the Ketaesthetic office, with the team monitoring you the entire time to make sure you're safe and comfortable. Many people feel a difference after their first infusion.

Book your appointment by calling Ketaesthetic or scheduling online now.