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Contribution content— Millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain know very well how exhausting and debilitating it is. At the Sal Ketamine Treatment Center in the Desert, Dr. Eric Evans brings hope and healing to patients suffering from pain disorders.
Ketamine enables patients to participate in daily life more comfortably, while also regulating the emotional imbalances that often accompany pain disorders. Recognized as the best ketamine supplier in the community, Sand Ketamine of the Desert Won a gold award in alternative therapy in 2021 and a silver award in the behavioral/mental health treatment category Best in Southern Utah competition.
“Chronic pain deprives people of the happiness they deserve in life,” Evans said. “As a doctor, I can’t think of anything more important than reducing pain and suffering.”
Many pain disorders have been found under the umbrella of chronic pain. Some patients often have headaches. Some people feel pain from nerve damage. Some people suffer from lower back pain due to injuries, causing their bodies to be injured for weeks, months, or even years.
Evans said that chronic pain can occur in almost any part of the body and varies from patient to patient. It may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or painful sensation. Pain can be stable or intermittent, coming and going without any obvious cause.
Living in pain makes even the simplest tasks difficult. Persistent physical discomfort and loss of function can adversely affect a person’s overall well-being.Evans says Chronic pain strains financial and interpersonal relationships, and can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicidal behavior.
Complex local pain syndrome
Some people still feel pain from illness, injury or surgery long after the body is healed. The complex local pain syndrome is a dysfunction of the nervous system that can cause prolonged and excessive pain that is disproportionate to the severity of the initial injury. Even light touch, vibration, pressure, and temperature changes can cause pain.
Evans pointed out that although complex local pain syndromes are extremely difficult to treat, ketamine helps many patients achieve a better quality of life. In some cases, up to a year of relief is possible.
“Sometimes, patients’ initial ketamine infusion is the first time they have had no pain in a long time,” he said. “We have enabled many chronic pain patients to get relief from pain and return to life with functional recovery.”
Although ketamine has received a lot of attention in recent years as a breakthrough treatment for mental health, Evans said that the medical community is now discovering its benefits in the treatment of painful diseases. Ketamine is a highly effective analgesic and dissociative anesthetic. Because it is administered by intravenous infusion, pain relief begins almost immediately.
Evans created Desert Sands Ketamine to provide a lifeline for people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. However, patients struggling with chronic pain — many of whom have tried countless other therapies, but with little relief — have also experienced significant and even life-changing physical results and lasting emotional improvements.
“Treatment of their mood disorders is an important part of helping them manage their pain,” he said. “Ketamine does an excellent job of helping people solve these two problems.”
The difference in desert sand
Unlike many clinics that provide infusion therapy, Desert Sands Ketamine is a doctor-driven approach. Evans is a board-certified anesthesiologist with more than 25 years of experience using ketamine in surgical and clinical settings.
Evans said that the community should not just trust any provider when it comes to ketamine treatment. Since patients often take multiple medications to treat chronic pain and mood disorders when they come to the clinic, he personally meets with everyone to review their medical history and potential health problems. The infusion is tailored to the needs of each patient to get the best results.
“Giving ketamine is definitely an art,” he said. “We do this in a way that patients really tolerate.”
Desert Sands provides a spa-like and comfortable healing environment. The employees are compassionate and dedicated to helping patients get the best treatment results. The patient experience always starts with a free consultation, discussing their problems and determining whether ketamine is suitable for them.
In addition, the clinic also provides patients with resources to improve their health in all aspects, including dietary guidance, meditation, massage therapy, interpersonal counseling, and talk therapy.
“We try to use a complete method for every patient,” Evans said. “Our goal is to help you return to a passionate, meaningful and productive life as quickly as possible.”
For more information or to arrange a free consultation, please visit the Desert Ketamine Treatment Center website or call 435-522-5190.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.
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