Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Experts in Irving, Texas

Lower back pain can strike at any time and is one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the United States. If lower back pain is affecting your life, the team at Southwest Pain Management in Irving, Texas, can help relieve your discomfort.

We have considerable expertise in using conservative treatments for many of the causes of low back pain.

About 80% of adults will experience lower back pain at some point during their lifetime. It’s the most common cause of job-related disability and is a leading contributor to missed workdays.

Lower back pain can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves you unable to move. Pain can begin abruptly because of an accident or injury, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Most low back pain is acute or short term and lasts only a few days to a few weeks. It tends to resolve on its own with self-care.
The majority of acute low back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning that there is injury to vertebrae, muscles, intervertebral discs, connective tissues, or nerves.

The majority of acute low back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning that there is injury to vertebrae, muscles, intervertebral discs, connective tissues, or nerves.

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Studies show that a series of ketamine infusions can help with depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, CRPS, neuropathies, chronic migraines, pain from spinal cord injury, and phantom limb pain.

The success rate can be as much as Ketamine has been shown to help even when other medications and treatments have failed. Ketamine is an NMDA receptor blocker. It works differently from narcotics and antidepressants. For depression and PTSD, ketamine works by allowing new connections to form in your brain. The positive ketamine effects continue to work even after the infusion.
For painful conditions, ketamine, can reset the central nervous system, which include the spinal cord and brain. After exposure to pain, especially chronic pain, your nerves, your spinal cord, and even your brain “change” to be more susceptible to pain.
Ketamine is recommended to be given at least twice a week in the 1st month. After a month, the team at Southwest Pain may be able to reduce the frequency of infusions to once a week and later to once a month or even longer.
For depression, you must still continue to take your current antidepressants. If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, seizures/epilepsy, or angina/heart disease, please let the team at Southwest Pain Management know because ketamine may be contraindicated.
If your insurance has coverage for Spravato ketamine nasal spray, the providers may be able to offer you this spray in-office, which has been approved for medication-resistant depression.
Ketamine infusions are currently not covered by any insurance plan. Please note that you will have to pay out-of-pocket for these.
Ketamine treatments may be right for you. Come see the experts at Southwest Pain Management to discuss ketamine therapy.

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