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Treating Pelvic Pain with KetAmine

Pelvic discomfort in women can be caused by the urinary bladder, uterus, ovary, or genitalia. Pelvic discomfort in men can be caused by the prostate or the genitalia. It can also be caused by irritation of the pudendal nerve (pudendal neuralgia) or the bony pelvis as a result of trauma or surgery. Patients who generally visit our clinic have had any structural abnormalities ruled out by urologists, gynecologists, oncologists, or colo-rectal surgeons. After ruling out this possibility, the nerves that detect the pelvic organs must be evaluated as a possible source of pain. To treat pelvic pain without using opioids, New Horizon Clinics uses IV Ketamine Therapy.

 

Conditions that Might Cause Pelvic Pain:

  • Pudendal Neuralgia 
  • Coccydynia (Tail Bone Pain)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Anal/Rectal Pain (Proctalgia)
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

What is Pudendal Neuralgia, and how does it affect you?

Pudendal neuralgia is a type of long-term pelvic discomfort caused by irritation or damage to the pudendal nerve, which is a major nerve in the pelvis.

  • The pudendal nerve nourishes the following organs:
  • Lower Buttocks
  • The area between the buttocks and the genitals (perineum)
  • The Space between the anus and the rectum
  • Women’s vulva, labia, and clitoris
  • Men’s scrotum and penis

Pudendal Neuralgia Causes

If the pudendal nerve is injured, inflamed, or trapped, it can cause pudendal neuralgia. The following are some of the possible causes:

  • Pudendal nerve entrapment, also known as Alcock canal syndrome, occurs when the pudendal nerve is compressed by adjacent muscles or tissue.
  • Sitting, cycling, horseback riding, or constipation for lengthy periods of time (months or years) can all cause modest injury to the pelvic area.
  • Pelvic surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of a portion of the pelvic bone that has shattered
  • Pudendal nerve injury during childbirth – After a few months, this may improve.
  • A growth pressing on the pudendal nerve, either non-cancerous or cancerous

In certain circumstances, no precise reason can be identified.

         Treating Pelvic Pain with Ketamine

    What is Ketamine?

    Ketamine, an FDA approved drug for general anesthesia, has been shown in off-label trials to provide significant antidepressant benefits to patients utilizing Ketamine IV Therapy. This therapy uses doses lower than those used in anesthesia infused over 100 minutes to provide the potential for lasting improvement of pain symptoms.

    How Can Ketamine Help treat Pelvic Pain?

    The leading cause of physical disability in the world is pain, but traditional pain management options often treat pain symptoms as they occur, rather than preventing the pain in the first place. The most widely prescribed pain management options are opiates and other pharmacological solutions, physical therapy, and integrative or alternative techniques…but now there is another solution: ketamine treatment.

    Ketamine repairs and alters neural pathways, replacing damaged nerve pulses with new, healthy ones. Ketamine infusion therapy has become widely accepted as a highly effective treatment for fibromyalgia, CRPS, Lyme disease, migraine headaches, and other chronic pain conditions.

    The research has found many positive trends in the way ketamine treats pelvic pain. IV ketamine treatment, used to treat both acute and ongoing pelvic pain, decreases opioid consumption and has been shown to promote recovery and rehabilitation in injured individuals. What’s more, there are minimal side effects associated with the use of ketamine for chronic pain conditions, making it a viable pain management option for emergency situations and chronic conditions alike.

    If you or a loved one is suffering from persistent pelvic pain and looking for an alternative treatment, contact an experienced ketamine doctor in Florida today.

    Side-Effects of Ketamine

    According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, the following have been reported as side-effects associated with ketamine therapy. You should contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

    • Feelings of joy
    • Feeling “detached” from your body
    • Hallucinations
    • Decreased sensitivity to pain
    • Nausea
    • Anxiety or panic
    • Increased heart rate
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Confusion
    • Feelings of joy
    • Feeling “detached” from your body
    • Hallucinations
    • Decreased sensitivity to pain
    • Nausea
    • Anxiety or panic
    • Increased heart rate
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Confusion

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