Neuropathy services offered in Stamford and Westport, CT


Neuropathy is nerve damage from diabetes, infections, injuries, and a variety of other causes. If treating the underlying cause of your neuropathy doesn’t improve your symptoms, Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN, and the team at Ki_Ketamine in Stamford, Connecticut, can provide Ketamine infusion therapy for long-term relief. To find out if you’re a candidate for Ketamine infusion therapy, call Ki_Ketamine  or book an appointment online today.

Neuropathy Q & A

What does neuropathy feel like?

Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can cause a wide variety of symptoms that originate in your nervous system. Also called peripheral neuropathy, the condition affects the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord (your peripheral nervous system). 

Symptoms can vary in their locations and intensity. They can affect sensory, motor, or autonomic nerves. Your neuropathy might cause you to experience:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Poor balance
  • Pain
  • Sweating
  • Sexual dysfunction

Fortunately, neuropathy is typically manageable with direct treatments or treatments targeting the underlying condition causing the neuropathy. When you can’t get relief from standard neuropathy treatments, Ketamine infusion therapy is a great next step. 

What causes neuropathy?

Unmanaged or mismanaged Type 2 diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy as prolonged high blood pressure damages your tissues, including your nerves. However, it’s far from the only possible cause. You can also develop neuropathy from:

  • Infections
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Medications
  • Toxins
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Vascular disorders

In most cases, addressing the underlying condition is the most effective way to alleviate neuropathy symptoms. For example, if your neuropathy comes from diabetic nerve damage, regulating your blood sugar can improve neurological symptoms. 

How do Ketamine infusions treat neuropathy?

Supervised Ketamine infusions at Ki_Ketamine can help you achieve lasting relief from your neuropathy symptoms. The drug has anesthetic properties and has long been used to treat acute pain, but regular Ketamine infusions can offer long-term results in cases when neuropathy doesn’t improve with other treatments. 

Damaged peripheral nerves release glutamate, the chemical that Ketamine affects. Ketamine blocks the receptors for glutamate, thus preventing other neurotransmitters (including glutamate) from binding to them. As a result, you don’t experience as many symptoms from the nerve damage. 

To make your experience as comfortable and effective as possible, Ki_Ketamine offers one-on-one treatments with registered nurses who monitor your vitals for the duration of every infusion. Ki_Ketamine also has a therapy dog in the office to keep you company.

Find out if Ketamine infusions can treat your neuropathy by requesting an appointment online or over the phone today.