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Neuropathic Pain Specialist

Charlotte Ketamine Center

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Charlotte, NC

Almost 10% of Americans experience neuropathic pain at some point during their lives. Nerve pain is sometimes challenging to treat. Neal Taub, MD, at Charlotte Ketamine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers ketamine therapy and combined IV treatments to alleviate neuropathic pain. If neuropathic pain is interfering with your regular activities or quality of life, call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today.

Neuropathic Pain Q & A

What is neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain is pain that stems from nerve damage. It’s usually a chronic pain condition that lasts for three months or longer. 

Neuropathic pain may feel like shooting electric jolts. You might also have tingling pins-and-needles sensations. Your pain may interfere with your sleep or keep you from your regular activities. 

Neuropathic pain can also trigger evoked pain, such as discomfort from cold temperatures or even the most gentle of touches. 

 

What causes neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain has a wide range of causes. For example, if you have an injury, it could cause lasting damage to your nerves resulting in chronic pain that may last for years after your initial wound heals. Similarly, surgery can cause nerve damage. 

You may also develop nerve pain from diseases like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and multiple myeloma. Infections like shingles, syphilis, and HIV can cause nerve pain. 

 

How is neuropathic pain treated?

Charlotte Ketamine Center offers ketamine infusions and combined ketamine and lidocaine treatments to alleviate nerve pain. Many of their patients report a significant reduction in pain after just three infusions. 

All ketamine therapies are delivered under the close supervision of a clinical staff member. Most patients report feeling very relaxed and sleepy during their infusions, although some experience side effects like floating sensations, tingling, or mild hallucinations. Any side effects typically subside soon after your infusion is complete. 

After your infusion, you spend time resting at Charlotte Ketamine Center until all side effects have subsided. You need a friend or family member to drive you home as the therapy will leave you sleepy and disoriented. You should feel great after a good night’s sleep. 

 

How do I know if ketamine therapy is right for me?

Charlotte Ketamine Center offers ketamine infusions as an option for people who have tried other therapies for neuropathic pain but haven’t found relief. 

They provide comprehensive exams and consultations to ensure that ketamine infusion therapy is safe and likely to deliver pain relief. 

If you have high blood pressure, another vascular health condition, or a history of substance abuse, Charlotte Ketamine Center might suggest a different therapy. 

Call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy and how it can relieve chronic neuropathic pain.