Chronic Pain

Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Anesthesiologist located in Camarillo, CA

If you live with chronic pain, you know firsthand just how debilitating it can be and the hinderance it can have on your quality of life. You probably also know how difficult it can be to treat effectively. At Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics in Camarillo, California, Dr. Stefany Wolfsohn has developed innovative therapies, with ketamine, to help their patients find relief from chronic pain that they need. Call to request your first appointment to learn more.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

The sensation of pain is a natural and necessary human response. We have all felt pain after an injury or due to an illness. The term chronic pain is used to describe a wide range of conditions and symptoms. One person’s chronic pain is likely to be different from someone else’s. It can be located in different parts of the body, have different sensations, and have different severities. For some people, the pain can become a constant presence in their lives. Treatment-resistant chronic pain is pain that has failed to respond to conventional therapies, lifestyle modifications, medications and interventional procedures and/or surgeries and ranges from moderate to severe.

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, you already know that it can become a debilitating and difficult condition, greatly impacting your quality of life. In addition, chronic pain can have a negative impact on your mental health; dealing with chronic pain can be extremely challenging psychologically, emotionally and socially.  

What causes chronic pain?

There are some common conditions that cause chronic pain. These include:

  • Refractory Migraine Headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as RSD
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia 

Fortunately, treatments for chronic pain are available. To learn more, speak with Dr. Wolfsohn and her team at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics to find out if you're a candidate for treatment.

How can ketamine treatments help with chronic pain?

There are a variety of approaches and treatments for chronic pain. The best option may depend on the source of your pain. If adequate pain relief difficult to find, ketamine therapy may help.

While it’s a relatively new approach to chronic pain treatment, ketamine repeatedly has been shown in studies to be an effective treatment for chronic pain.

Ketamine is a medicine that’s most commonly used by anesthesiologists. While ketamine therapy for chronic pain isn’t widely available, the team at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics has developed safe infusion protocols to treat a wide range of chronic pain conditions.

To learn whether ketamine may be the right solution for your chronic pain issues, call or contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wolfsohn at Ventura Center for Advanced Therapeutics.