The DEA has put “guidelines” in place that have tied the hands of physicians. Opioid prescription has become highly regulated and many of our pain patients inform us that their pain management physician is limited in what they can legally prescribe. Government officials have intervened to wage a war on drug abuse taking away a doctor/patient relationship to treat, leaving the patient and medical provider with no options. We recognize long term opioid is not ideal for most patients. However, to take away the only option that provides some relief for chronic pain patients, without offering an alternative is unacceptable. A recent article quoted a non-medical professional recommending cognitive behavioral therapy, Ibuprofen, and maybe a little yoga as a treatment option for chronic pain patients. If this is all it takes for these people for find relief they would be euphoric. Chronic pain patients have tried everything and continue all avenues in conjunction with opioids. And not one of our patients at Ketamine Wellness Centers wants to be on opioids – it is a necessity.
Fortunately, our patients have discovered Ketamine infusion therapy and it has brought tremendous relief. Read a testimonial from one of our patients:
“The infusions I had were the best medical treatment I have ever had for pain management. Being honest, I was not ‘cured’ by the infusions but it was life changing for me. I still have limitations, I still have pain but before the infusions I was researching assisted suicide due to constant, unbearable physical pain that went on for years. Of all the many treatments/surgeries I’ve had, the infusions made the most positive improvement to my quality of life. Ketamine infusions worked better than anything else I have ever had done, and that is a long list.” George G.
Some of our patients have been able to stop taking opioids completely, others have been able to reduce dosages to minimal amounts. Our typical treatment schedule for chronic pain patients is three consecutive days of infusions on an out-patient basis. There is no required lengthy hospital stay but the treatments do take about five hours each day. Some insurances are covering Ketamine infusion therapy as well.
If you are struggling with chronic pain please call us for a consultation. We understand life without opioids is torture for some. We believe you are not a drug seeker or an addict. And we also sadly know that some pain patients consider suicide as a form of relief. There is hope. There is help. Call us today 855-KET-WELL
Dr. Mark Murphy is the Medical Director for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.