Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is caused by damage or injury to the nerves that transfer information between the brain and spinal cord from the skin, muscles, and other parts of the body. Neuropathic pain is described as a burning sensation and affected areas are often sensitive to the touch.

Four common types of neuropathic pain symptoms include:

Shooting pain

Burning pain

Stabbing pain

Tingling and numbness in the affected area

Common causes of neuropathic pain include:

Nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery



Viral infections


Vascular malformations


Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis

Metabolic conditions such as diabetes.

Side effects of certain medication

Neuropathic pain is difficult to treat completely but is usually not life-threatening. Ketamine infusion therapy, an off-label treatment, has been helpful to providing symptom-relief for this type of pain syndrome.

Patients get the best results from combining ketamine treatments with support for emotional and mental well-being. Allowing one to manage pain levels improves the quality of life in addition to seeing a pain specialist using other treatment modalities as well.