Ketamine Infusion Therapy reduces the painful symptoms of a variety of chronic pain syndromes, including but not limited to:
- Chronic Migraines
- Neuropathic pain
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS, formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
- Lyme disease
Dr. Grindle is very experienced helping people suffering from chronic pain, and has provided ketamine infusions for chronic pain for decades. He attained his second board-certification, in Pain Management, through the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1998, and spent years practicing full-time pain management. His interventional skills include radiofrequency rhizotomies, intradiscal nucleoplasties, as well as surgically implanting spinal cord stimulators and intraspinal morphine pumps.
At our two clinic locations in Boulder and Fort Collins, Dr. Grindle utilizes his experience and skill to help our patients suffering from chronic pain. Ketamine infusions for chronic pain are usually given as a series, on consecutive days, and are typically of higher dosage and duration than infusions for mood disorders. In select patients, ketamine infusions provide substantial relief when all other modalities have failed, such as oral analgesics, steroid injections, nerve blocks, and physical therapy.
In addition, one of the distinct advantages of Ketamine therapy for chronic pain is that it can reduce the cravings for opiate/narcotic analgesics, and in fact can help detox patients off these narcotic medications. The CDC states that in 2018, 128 Americans died every day from an opiate overdose. Many of these victims of the opiate epidemic began their addiction from a legitimate narcotic prescription for chronic pain. Ketamine therapy can thus help prevent overdoses. And, since many patients with chronic pain also suffer from depression, ketamine therapy addresses both issues in these individuals.
Call us today at (303) 823-4882 to see if you might be a candidate for Ketamine infusions for your chronic pain.