Ketamine Treatments for Chronic Pain

What’s Next for Treatment-Resistant Chronic Pain

Understanding & Overcoming Neuropathic Pain   Chronic pain ranks as a significant public health problem, putting an emotional and financial burden on millions of people. One of the biggest challenges for medical practitioners as a whole is when pain is neuropathic in origin. In neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves become damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. Neuropathic pain proves resistant to many forms of treatment, leaving people frustrated, limited in daily life, and not knowing where to turn. Much of the alterations in neuropathic pain occur at the spinal cord. Ongoing pain over stimulates NMDA receptors in the spine, causing them to overreact to future sensory input. Mild pain is felt as more severe pain, and it causes very real physiological reactions. Even normal s...

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