What Causes Chronic Pain?

Pain is a warning sign in your body that something isn’t working right. Although most people experience occasional episodes of pain, many others live with chronic pain that lasts for months or years.

At Klarity Clinic, with Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, and Fairfield and Cincinnati, Ohio, locations, the experienced medical team understands how disruptive to your life chronic pain can be. They focus on improving your quality of life through customized treatment plans using innovative ketamine and NAD+ therapies.

But to figure out how to control chronic pain, it’s important that you understand what’s causing your pain.

The most common causes of chronic pain

When you suffer an injury, you feel some level of pain as your nervous system sends out warnings of a problem. This type of pain typically resolves on its own or with over-the-counter medication as you heal.

With chronic pain, you may heal from an injury, but your body continues to send pain signals to your brain for an extended period of time. In order for your pain to be classified as chronic, it must last at least 12 weeks – even if it comes and goes.

A number of conditions and injuries can lead to chronic pain. Some of the most common examples of chronic pain the medical team at Klarity Clinic treat include:

You may also develop chronic pain following a surgery or because of an underlying chronic disease, such as fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, or if you have chronic fatigue syndrome.

If you’re overweight or obese, the additional pressure on your joints can lead to chronic joint pain as you get older.

The impact of chronic pain on your life

Chronic pain can feel like a persistent ache or burning sensation. You may also experience throbbing pain or sharp, stabbing pains in nearly any area of your body, even areas outside of the original injury.

For many, ongoing pain begins affecting muscle strength and body flexibility. You may find it more difficult to stay physically active and over time, your chronic pain may cause limited mobility or a total disability.

If you’ve tried using over-the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to treat chronic pain without success, it’s time to consider your other options.

The difference ketamine and NAD+ therapy can make

The chronic pain specialists at Klarity Clinic design a treatment plan that focuses on restoring your mobility and helping you live a life without pain.

Ketamine is an effective analgesic that eases pain quickly. When used in infusion therapy, the medication takes your treatment to another level. Ketamine begins creating new synaptic connections in your brain and altering neurotransmitters to help you manage chronic pain in the long-term.

In addition to infusions of ketamine, the Klarity Clinic providers use nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) in your therapy. NAD+ boosts the effects of ketamine to promote natural healing in your body by stimulating the DNA repair processes.

NAD+ infusions also:

Ketamine and NAD+ infusion therapy addresses your chronic pain at a cellular level to ensure your pain is under control, so you can get back to your normal routine. Treatment can also eliminate the need for you to take potentially addictive medications.

You don’t have to live life with chronic pain. Schedule a consultation by calling the Klarity Clinic office nearest you today. 

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