CRPS/RSD

Allison Wells, MD -  - Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Lone Star Infusion

Allison Wells, MD

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Houston, TX & The Woodlands, TX

When you have a chronic pain condition like complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), the pain you live with daily can disrupt your life, getting in the way of your career and personal relationships. At Lone Star Infusion in Houston, Dr. Allison Wells provides ketamine IV infusion therapy to improve your neural function and reduce your pain and other symptoms. Call or schedule your appointment online today.

CRPS/RSD Q & A

What is CRPS/RSD?

CRPS/RSD is a disease of the autonomic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. It causes constant, intense, and severe pain that is disproportionate to the injury that initially caused the pain. In addition to pain, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Changes to your skin color and texture
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch and temperature
  • Insomnia
  • Problems with concentration and memory
  • Disability

There are two types of CRPS. Type I follows a minor or secondary nerve injury in the wake of a variety of injuries and illnesses including soft tissue injuries, bone fractures, heart problems, and repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Type II CRPS involves a definable major nerve injury and requires prompt medical treatment from a specialist to avoid chronic pain and debilitation.

How is CRPS/RSD treated?

Dr. Wells uses ketamine IV infusion therapy to treat chronic pain conditions. Ketamine IV infusion therapy works with your neurons to improve your brain function and reduce neurological pain. Many people have effective and long-term pain relief with regular booster treatments following the initial series of ketamine infusion sessions.

What happens during ketamine IV treatment for CRPS/RSD?

Dr. Wells provides extensive consultations to determine if ketamine IV infusion therapy will reduce your pain and improve your overall health and well-being.

Dr. Wells often sees patients for four-hour high-dose infusions on an as-needed basis. Treatment regimens you receive can vary, but a common course of treatments may be one or more treatments to begin with followed by one or two treatments every six to eight weeks to manage your symptoms.

Some patients maintain their results with as little as a one-hour infusion every eight weeks, although this is after many years of treatment with Dr. Wells.

She carefully monitors you during your IV infusion sessions to ensure all protocols and best practice standards are met so you stay safe, and your treatment is its most effective.

If you want to learn more about ketamine IV infusion therapy and how it can help control your chronic pain, call or make an appointment with Dr. Wells online today.