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CHRONIC PAIN

In choosing this link, you or your loved one may have a Chronic Pain Syndrome, with or without depression. Here at SKC, we truly understand your suffering, and our mission is to help you emerge from the grasp of your illness.

Chronic Pain has plagued human beings for millions of years, and many continue to suffer under its wrath despite traditional treatment modalities such as opiates (oxycodone/hydrocodone), NSAIDS (ibuprofen/naproxyn), or GABA agents (gabapentin, pregabalin), even in combination.

There are many types of chronic pain syndromes. They can range from dull, achy, constant pain to sharp, stabbing, nerve type pain that is intermittently severe. These often coexist and are quite difficult to manage with typical treatment regimens. We believe Ketamine is a “game changer” for those suffering from chronic pain, and often enhances their current treatments, potentially allowing for a reduction of some portions of a current treatment regimen.

Ketamine and its metabolites have been shown to have unique and diverse effects, binding to multiple receptors in the central nervous system, inhibiting some and activating others. This often provides relief within an hour after an infusion. Symptom control is often sustained for many weeks following an SKC Induction Series to initially “knock down” the pain by modifying the neural pathways associated with pain signaling.

Approximately 75-80% of patients will have a substantial improvement in their chronic pain symptoms. If you also have Major Depressive Disorder, these symptoms are very likely to improve as well. We work closely will all referring physicians to facilitate communication with the goal of SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING YOUR PAIN, and transitioning you to SKC Maintenance Therapy for sustained relief.

Following the completion of an SKC Induction Series, the SKC patient then engages in ongoing SKC Maintenance Therapy at a custom frequency that provides the level of relief to optimize daily function in one’s life. Many choose the SKC Wellness Plan to enhance and sustain their pain reduction in a more detailed and custom-tailored manner, while lowering cost per treatment.

If chronic pain has a tentacle hold on you, please take the next step towards the new and pain-controlled life you deserve by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Watson to determine if you are a candidate. We will work in concert with your regular physician, should you have one, to ensure you have the best chance of success with Ketamine therapy.

 

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    The entire SKC Team is devoted to helping you get back on track, and achieve your best functional state. Led by Dr. Watson, we are proud to serve your needs with a highly skill nursing staff and clinic manager to ensure your expectations are met, or preferably exceeded.

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