You’ve Been Diagnosed with Chronic Pain: How Do You Deal with It?

Chronic pain is a complex disease that requires a complex response. Pain doctors routinely set up a team of responders who address specific aspects of care.

Topical Ketamine 10% for Neuropathic Pain

Topical Ketamine 10% for Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury Patients Ketamine is a NMDA antagonist.  Therefore, topical Ketamine can be effective in certain neuropathic pain syndromes.  An open label trial enrolled five subjects at an outpatient rehabilitation hospital with traumatic spinal cord injuries who had neuropathic pain at or below the level of injury.  Subjects applied Ketamine 10% for Neuropathic Pain three times a day for a two-week duration.  All five subject had a decrease in their pain scale by the end of two weeks!  The pain relief lasted anywhere from one hour in one subject to the next application in other subjects.

No adverse effects were seen in topical ketamine 10% for neuropathic pain.  Overall, four out of the five subjects stated that they were satisfied ... View More