Chronic Pain Treatment & Infusions in Chattanooga, TN

If you have chronic pain, you are not alone. Chronic pain is an issue that lasts for months or even years, and it affects men and women across the world. We offer a regimen specifically designed to fit the needs of patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Woman discussing treatment with Charles Miller, CEO, CRNA

How Does Ketamine Help Treat Chronic Pain?

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is a viable treatment option, and many times better than opioid pain medication, for managing the symptoms of chronic pain due to ketamine’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It combats pain by acting against a specific chemical receptor known as N-methyl-D-aspartate, or NMDA, which is found in the nervous system and helps modulate how the brain perceives pain. Ketamine also causes the body to decrease release of inflammatory mediators known as cytokines. The low-dose ketamine causes increased production and release of a protein in the brain, identifying and removing the neuronal synapses for pain while also creating new, healthy neuronal connections. It is much like resetting or rebooting a computer that has just crashed on you. Getting meaningful from chronic pain and discomfort is the primary goal of this treatment.

Is Ketamine Right for You?

Typically, the patients we treat who are experiencing chronic pain have not had much success with other pain medications or treatments. Conditions treated might include, but are not limited to:

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a broad term describing excessive and prolonged pain due to inflammation that follows an injury or surgery.

Generalized Chronic Pain can be secondary to structural issues such as pinched nerves or inflammation due to excessive physical stress.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy can better treat chronic pain that would otherwise require large doses of narcotics or other painkillers. While these medications can help to relieve symptoms in the short term, they are not without their side effects. Unlike opioids, which make a patient more sensitive to pain over time, Ketamine Infusion Therapy helps reduce the pain and rolls back the hypersensitivity caused by opioid therapy.

The Scenic City Neurotherapy’s pain-focused ketamine infusion protocols are individually tailored to fit each patient with the goal of minimizing inflammation and optimizing the way the brain perceives pain stimulus. This in turn allows the patient’s nervous system and perception of their physical environment to reset, making many chronic pain conditions more manageable and often in some cases providing complete relief without the need for a daily medication. The goal of Scenic City Neurotherapy is always to provide meaningful improvement in each patient’s quality of life.

We can help treat Chronic Pain

To learn if Ketamine Infusion Therapy is the right treatment option for your chronic pain, contact us by calling for a free consultation or requesting one online today.