While sports are a great way to stay in shape or make a living, they come with a price. Almost every long term athlete has experienced injury sometime during their athletic career. And, sometimes, these injuries can lead to a lifetime of debilitating chronic pain. Unfortunately, while there are many ways to address chronic pain due to injuries of this type, many do not respond positively to traditional treatments. For these individuals, it’s important to try to find alternative therapies to reduce symptoms of chronic pain. This way, they can live higher quality lives and gain better functionality.
There are a number of injuries that result from athletics that can lead to chronic pain. Chronic pain is any pain that lasts longer than three months. So, even common sports injuries like shin splints can lead to chronic pain. However, most chronic pain due to sports injuries are chronic overuse sports injuries. These conditions include tennis elbow, tendinitis, arthritis, ligament damage, spinal disc damage, ACL injury, and muscle damage. And, are the result of continuous movement after an injury is already sustained. While some of these injuries may stop providing symptoms of chronic pain once an athlete stops performing, others won’t. For these people, it’s important to find a treatment that works to address the specific pain these athletes deal with on a daily basis.
Ketamine infusions can help address chronic pain that is the result of a number of scenarios and conditions. This includes chronic pain that stems from sports injuries of any kind. Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic but has recently been recognized for its unique capabilities to help individuals manage symptoms of chronic pain. This is because ketamine block receptors in the brain responsible for sending signals that translate pain. As a result, individuals who utilize this type of treatment may respond by experiencing less pain. When traditional methods like narcotics, physical therapy, and other medications don’t work, ketamine infusion therapy may be a great option for individuals with sustained sports injuries.
Looking for a better way to manage symptoms of pain brought on by sports injuries? Here at Diablo Valley Drug & Alcohol Services, we offer a number of pain management solutions, including ketamine infusion therapy. If you think that ketamine infusion therapy may be a solution you’d like to try to help manage symptoms of chronic pain due to a sports injury, call us today at 925-289-1430 We can inform you on the process, what to expect, and set you up with an appointment to meet our pain management specialist.