Neuralgia

Allison Wells, MD -  - Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Lone Star Infusion

Allison Wells, MD

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

Severe and debilitating pain conditions, like neuralgia, can keep you from carrying out activities that you enjoy, and can otherwise disrupt your life. At Lone Star Infusion in Houston, Dr. Allison Wells offers a safe and evidence-based treatment using ketamine IV infusion therapy to reduce your pain, improve neural function, and get your life back. Call or book an appointment online today.

Neuralgia Q & A

What is neuralgia?

Neuralgia is intense, sharp, burning, or stabbing pain along a nerve in your body. This pain can be constant or intermittent. While there are several types of neuralgia with varying causes, a common factor that manifests in all of them is an irritated, injured, or damaged nerve. It may also occur due to:

  • An infection such as shingles
  • Pressure on a nerve
  • Changes in the function of a nerve
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Side effects of cancer medications

Your risk of having neuralgia increases with age, or with the presence of other health conditions like diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

How is neuralgia treated?

Dr. Wells uses ketamine infusion therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain. Ketamine IV infusion therapy works with your nerves to reduce neuralgia by preventing your nerve receptors from sending pain signals to your brain, therefore allowing the cells in your brain and spine a chance to reset and provide better nerve support.

Many patients who’ve achieved positive results with ketamine infusion have maintained improvements for years with regular boosters. A number of Dr. Wells’ patients have even lessened or stopped their narcotic usage, while others have regained the ability to have meaningful hobbies or careers.

What should I expect during ketamine IV Infusion therapy?

Once Dr. Wells determines that ketamine IV infusion therapy is right for you, she designs the most appropriate treatment plan to provide you with relief.

Dr. Wells often see patients for four-hour high-dose infusions on an as-needed basis. Treatment regimens 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 symptoms. Some patients who are maintaining their results with as little as a one-hour infusion every eight weeks, although this is after many years of treatment.

Dr. Wells carefully monitors your IV infusion to ensure your safety and improved health. She also offers you medication to limit nausea. In addition, Dr. Wells takes extra measures to avoid uncomfortable experiences by providing:

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Emergency medications and equipment
  • Protocols consistent with best practices standards

The ketamine IV infusion may resolve your symptoms. Depending on your response to ketamine therapy, she may suggest one or two more sessions every 8-12 weeks to maintain your improved health.

If you wish to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy and how it can help manage chronic neuropathic pain, call or book an appointment online today.