For years, physicians have struggled to treat neuropathic pain, defined as pain that comes from damage to nerves or abnormal patterns within the central and peripheral nervous systems. Analgesics, opioids, and other more traditional treatment options are often prescribed, but in many cases, these have little effect (and could have the potential to do more harm than good). However, a recent study from the National Institutes of Health showed that ketamine infusion therapy can help remedy chronic neuropathic pain for as much as 12 weeks after a patient's first treatment session. With regular maintenance injections, ketamine infusion therapy for chronic pain attacks both the psychological and physical causes of chronic neuropathic and complex regional pain.
The Midwest Institute for Hearts and Minds is devoted to treating all aspects of a St. Louis patient's treatment-resistant mental conditions. We take extra steps to ensure you are cared for throughout the entire ketamine infusion treatment cycle, including daily mood monitoring checks via our unique mobile phone program. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to determine if ketamine infusion therapy in St. Louis is right for you.