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KCSA infusions for chronic neuropathic pain conditions

“Living with chronic pain is hard, but dealing with those who don’t understand is harder.”

(Unknown)

At KCSA we understand the very personal nature of chronic pain. Nothing can rob a person of joy in their life quite like chronic, unrelenting, and refractory pain.

Our infusions work best for chronic pain that is neuropathic in nature. This is pain that arises directly within the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves).

Examples of neuropathic pain conditions that may respond to our infusions are:

  • Neuralgia (‘nerve pain’) like trigeminal neuralgia or neuralgia after shingles.
  • Neuropathic pain associated with diabetes, demyelination, cancer, or HIV.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
  • Pain after certain types of stroke, or bleed in the brain.
  • Pain associated with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.

Infusions have also proved effective for chronic, intractable migraine headaches and fibromyalgia.

Most patients dealing with intractable pain will become depressed when nothing seems to offer relief. This is particularly true in patients battling cancer when neuropathic pain can be caused by the cancer itself, or as a side effect of chemotherapy. Fortunately, our infusions usually work really well for depression.

Ways of treating your refractory pain with infusions will be discussed with your doctor. Most likely, we will recommend five 4-hour infusions on consecutive days.

We use the DVPRS form to assess and monitor chronic pain and its effects on patients’ lives. Patients considering our infusions for chronic pain should submit this questionnaire directly off this website (found under ‘Patient Forms’, select your closest Branch) as a starting point.