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Chronic Pain

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O. -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic

ICONIC INFUSIONS, PLLC

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O.

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Anesthesiology located in BRIARWOOD HILLS, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Chronic pain affects more than 50 million Americans, interfering with routine activities and the ability to work, stay physically active, or spend time with friends and family. If you’re suffering from chronic pain that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments, help is available. Board-certified anesthesiologist Bryant Edwards, DO, and the caring team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina, offer a multidisciplinary ketamine pain protocol designed to ease pain and restore function. To make your appointment, call the office or book online today.

Chronic Pain

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a blanket term used to describe pain that lasts 12 weeks or longer. Almost everyone experiences aches and pains from time to time, but chronic pain is long-lasting and usually unresponsive to conservative treatments like physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers. 

Chronic pain is commonly associated with the neck and back, but it can occur in any part of the body. The team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC regularly works with patients to relieve chronic pain caused by: 

  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Surgical interventions
  • Trauma
  • Work injuries

The team also treats chronic pain that occurs as a result of nerve damage and disease.

 

What are the symptoms of chronic pain?

The symptoms of chronic pain vary from person to person. Common telltale signs of chronic pain include:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Sharp, shooting pain
  • Dull, throbbing pain
  • Loss of stamina
  • Loss of flexibility

As your chronic pain gets worse, you might also experience mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or irritability.

 

Who is at risk of experiencing chronic pain?

Chronic pain affects people of all ages, races, and genders. However, there are certain factors that may increase your risk, including:

  • Being overweight
  • Suffering an injury
  • Being female
  • Undergoing surgery

You’re also more likely to experience chronic pain if you’re middle-aged or older. As you age, your body experiences a variety of changes that make you more susceptible to musculoskeletal damage and other injuries.

 

What is the process for treating chronic pain?

The team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC treats chronic pain using IV ketamine therapy. This multidisciplinary agreed-upon chronic pain treatment protocol is both safe and effective. It involves your provider administering a drip of ketamine directly into your bloodstream.

Clinical studies show that a series of ketamine infusions can reduce chronic pain significantly and improve your quality of life. 

The team also recommends other wellness treatments that can rewire your neurocircuitry. Depending on your symptoms, they might suggest physical therapy or yoga. They also work with wellness centers in the area to provide other treatment opportunities that can help you better achieve symptom control. 

Don’t let chronic pain keep you from living your best life. Make an appointment at Iconic Infusions, PLLC by calling the office or booking online today.