Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for more than 12 weeks despite medical treatment. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including underlying medical conditions, injuries, and psychological factors. Despite the name “chronic”, the pain can come and go. It can also move around to different parts of the body.
Chronic pain can have a significant and negative impact on a person’s quality of life, causing them to experience fatigue, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. While there is no cure for chronic pain, there are treatments available that can help manage the symptoms and improve the person’s quality of life.
It is estimated that 25% of adults in the United States suffer from and experience some form of chronic pain. It is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care. Traditional treatments for pain can include a variety of modalities including supplementation, bodywork such as chiropractic or massage, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and prescriptions such as painkillers and muscle relaxers.
While most of these treatments may provide relief in some form or another, the relief is usually temporary. In the case of taking prescriptions, the user runs the risk of addiction and possible overdose in addition to suffering from undesired side effects such as nausea, constipation, drowsiness, impaired thinking, and urinary retention.
At Daytryp Health, we understand the mental, emotional, and physical toll that chronic pain takes on our patients. We’re excited to offer ketamine for chronic pain as a highly effective alternative treatment when traditional modalities no longer provide you with the relief you deserve.
Ketamine is a medication that has historically and mainly been used for starting and maintaining anesthesia. It induces a trance-like state while providing pain relief and sedation. During surgery, ketamine is often used in conjunction with other drugs. In recent decades, ketamine has undergone significant research as a potential treatment for everything from anxiety and depression to chronic pain and eating disorders.
How Does Ketamine Treat Chronic Pain?
Ketamine has shown to be an effective treatment for chronic pain, especially for those who have not responded well to other treatments. Its mechanisms of action are not fully understood, but it is thought to work by blocking N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and altering the way the brain processes pain signals, ultimately resetting them.
The immediate effects of ketamine wear off within a few hours of treatment. The long-term effects of ketamine treatments for chronic pain vary based on the individual and the condition. One of the added benefits of ketamine for chronic pain is that ketamine also has anti-inflammatory properties. Patients report experiencing relief anywhere from a few weeks, to several months or longer. It is typical that patients follow up with a booster injection or at home ketamine lozenges as maintenance.
At Daytryp, we believe in taking a holistic approach to wellness which involves supporting your emotional, spiritual, and mental health. Research shows that poor mental health has a direct relationship to chronic pain. We encourage our patients to pursue psychotherapy in conjunction with ketamine to achieve the best results when treating chronic pain.
Submit an inquiry and our team will help you find the best treatment options for you.
Ketamine treatment for pain consists of between 6-8 sessions, usually administered via an IV infusion. Session lengths can vary based on the pain condition being treated and the severity of the pain. For example, treating CRPS with ketamine infusions may require longer sessions than ketamine infusions for arthritis. After receiving several ketamine infusions for chronic pain, patients typically report a significant reduction in pain levels and intensity.
Sessions are facilitated in treatment rooms that have been carefully designed for your ultimate relaxation and comfort. We strive to provide an incredibly healing and tranquil experience every time you visit our facility.
During your ketamine treatments for pain, you may experience a feeling of floating or disassociating or dreaming. For most this is a positive or neutral experience and nothing to be afraid of. Patients also report feeling euphoric, happy, and experiencing heightened senses. Nausea can be an undesirable side effect, but our staff will provide you with anti-nausea medication should you feel it coming on. After the treatment, you may feel groggy and slightly disoriented as the ketamine wears off. We recommend clearing your schedule for the remainder of the day following your ketamine treatments for chronic pain.
If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic pain, please contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to helping you on your journey to freedom and wellness!
Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. NMDA receptors are important for pain processing in the central nervous system. By blocking these receptors, ketamine is able to minimize pain.
There is debate surrounding which medication is better for nerve pain, ketamine or lidocaine infusion. Some studies show that ketamine is more effective than lidocaine infusion, while other studies show the opposite. The decision of which medication to use depends on the individual patient’s situation and preferences.
Many of our patients experience relief of chronic pain during their sessions. Though pain can return after the ketamine wears off, patients still report significant reductions in pain intensity within 24 hours of treatment.
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which means it blocks the NMDA receptor and prevents it from being activated. This helps to reduce pain because the NMDA receptor is involved in pain signaling. Ketamine is also a potent analgesic, meaning it has pain-relieving properties. It is thought to work by modulating pain-related neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and glutamate.
Ketamine is a medication typically used for anesthesia. It is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which means it works to block the NMDA receptor. This is important because the NMDA receptor is responsible for pain signals. When ketamine blocks the NMDA receptor, it prevents pain signals from being sent to the brain. This makes it an effective treatment for chronic pain.
There are a few ways to treat fibromyalgia pain with ketamine. One way is to use a low dose of ketamine and combine it with another medication. This can help to increase the effectiveness of the ketamine. Another way to treat fibromyalgia pain with ketamine is to use a higher dose of ketamine. This may be more effective for some people.
Even though ketamine is widely known as an animal tranquilizer, it is also used as a painkiller in humans in the United States. It is a medication that is typically used as an anesthetic but has been proven to help relieve pain.
There is no definitive answer to this question as the dosage of ketamine infusion for chronic pain will vary depending on the individual’s response to the medication. However, a typical starting dose for ketamine infusion for chronic pain would be 0.5 mg per kg of bodyweight, administered over a period of 60 minutes.
In general, Medicare does not cover ketamine infusion for chronic pain.
It is difficult to determine how many ketamine infusions are needed for pain as each individual responds differently to the treatment. In general, however, it is thought that a minimum of three infusions are necessary to see a significant reduction in pain levels. Some people may require more infusions, while others may only need a few.
There is some evidence to suggest that ketamine may be effective in treating pain, though the mechanism by which it does so is not fully understood. It is thought that ketamine may work by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain, or by disrupting the way in which the brain processes pain signals.
Grounded in decades of extensive training with shamans, yogis, and spiritual teachers, Yvé
leverages her innate ability to channel the quantum field to provide profound insight and
transformation for her clientele. Her work is deeply influenced by her daily meditation practice, esoteric research, quantum mechanics, and J.R.R. Tolkien… only partially a joke!
Yvé’s advocacy for Divine Neutrality inspired her exploration into the transformative potential of Ketamine therapy. She delights in her role as a Tryp Guide, where she creates and holds sacred space, promoting transformation through this unique modality. Graced with an amazing partner and soul community, Yvé is humbled and honored to share her life’s purpose with you.
Will has spent his life seeking truth and exploring the limits of what is possible. This has led him to many extreme experiences—Marine Corps combat veteran, US Army Airborne and Ranger schools, wilderness adventure racing, high altitude mountaineering, ultra-endurance events, holistic healing modalities, psychedelics, and coaching.
Will is a Co-Active Certified Professional Coach and a High Flow Performance Coach. He specializes in integrative psychedelic coaching and facilitating psychedelic experiences. He is relentless in his passion to explore life’s magnificence. It’s an ongoing journey and one he would be honored to share with you as a Tryp Guide.
While everyone has a different path to happiness, the majority of people encounter comparable experiences along the way. Examples include honesty, kindness, compassion, generosity, concern for oneself, others, and nature; respect for life; a desire to make a good difference; and many more.
Steve’s involvement, acceptance, and advocacy of the use of entheogenic substances as sacraments for direct spiritual experiences is what has inspired him to work hard to create peace and harmony in both his own life and the lives of those around him.
Steve has made a commitment to rejuvenating his own spiritual life using humanist resources and a humanist perspective. With an emphasis on the mysticism of the unitive experience and the practical use of entheogenic rituals for learning about and developing human consciousness to create a direct connection to the Divine within, Steve has been studying and using a variety of transformational tools. Each has acted as a catalyst in his own consciousness, resulting in profoundly life-altering experiences that have gradually revealed Steve’s true self and pointed him in the direction of his true purpose in life.
Steve’s desire to be of service to others by coaching, mentoring, and guiding them through a shamanic methodology and the practical use of entheogenic rituals is the driving force behind his life’s work, passions, and interests.
Steve loves sharing the knowledge he has gained using many entheogenic sacraments and transformational tools that can help spark a shift in consciousness and result in a profound realization of one’s true nature. Steve also firmly endorses both the idea of cognitive liberty (the right to direct one’s own consciousness) and the safe and appropriate use of entheogenic sacraments for a direct spiritual experience.
Steve has put a lot of effort into learning about and developing the best techniques as a practitioner and guide to provide the right guidance, proper preparation, safe navigation, and holistic integration into the sacred work he performs, and he remains dedicated to his work through practice, mentorship, and study.
There is a prayer in Sanskrit, one of the oldest recorded languages dating back 7000–8000 years, that says, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.” This means: “May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.” This is a truth Steve lives by every day.
Megan is passionate about holding a sacred space for others to explore healing connections between the mind, body, breath, and spirit. As a plant energy practitioner, essential oils specialist, and yoga teacher, she wholeheartedly believes in an individualized approach to health and the power of curating personalized integrative self-healing practices of your own. Megan creates space for others to explore the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic medicines, both from a physiological and metaphysical standpoint, while inspiring others remembrance of their divine beauty, purpose, and gifts. Through the art of intention, peaceful presence, and loving awareness she hopes to welcome you more deeply into accessing your innate power to heal from within.
From a young age, Joel sought happiness in competitive sports, business, and relationships. Each accomplishment came with a fleeting sense of fulfillment causing another repeat of the same cycle. That same mysterious desire for acceptance led Joel to seek information in new and unfamiliar territories. Joel has found comfort in his study of past and current visionaries, such as Carl Jung, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Deepak Chopra, and Gabor Matè. Learning that love of oneself is the true path to peace. Joel honors medicines and substance along with meditation and self-care for the aid of self-discovery. He has found that nothing is more enjoyable than supporting others in their constant journey of growth. Healing himself and others has become his greatest gift and passion.
Nick’s upbringing instilled in him the significance of giving, helping, and inspiring others. He understands that these invaluable gifts have the power to shift paradigms within one’s life. For him, being involved in someone’s transformative journey is a privilege. Deep within each of us lies the ability to discover peace and lasting happiness. Sometimes we just need someone to guide us along the way. Nick carries this responsibility close to his heart, knowing firsthand the vulnerability we experience when seeking help. He hopes to be a bright light throughout this magnificent adventure you are about to embark upon.
Ann is a registered nurse with a passion for helping others find balance in wellness and health. After graduating with her BSN from Cleveland State University in 2013, she worked briefly as a progressive care cardiac nurse. During that time, she was trained in Usui Reiki and completed her master/teacher level training in 2014. She then devoted herself as a hospice nurse, supporting and coaching many individuals and their loved ones through the dying process. After several years, Ann transitioned her skills and desires to focus on helping individuals achieve optimal wellness with holistic therapies. She opened a small mobile IV infusion business in 2019, offering in-home infusion therapy focusing on prevention and health maintenance. She also became certified in medical aesthetics.
Her constant ambition as a nurse is in service and helping others activate their own healing for optimal wellness while living from their highest self. Her goal is to provide a calm and peaceful environment where individuals can relax into healing.
She grew up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and has lived in sunny Arizona since 2015. She finds relaxation in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, star-gazing and flying airplanes.
Alisia graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings during her 12 years as a RN. Her fascination with the human brain led her to become a specialist in Deep Brain Stimulation therapy. Alisia is also an artist and has been selling her work professionally for the last 10 years. Through several difficult life events, she experienced firsthand the healing power of creative expression. Her passions reside in health, psychology, art, and human connection. She is ecstatic to be part of the Daytryp team, and grateful for the opportunity to assist with the intentional use of psychedelic medicines for healing.
Nellietha (Nellie) has been in healthcare for 18 years. She graduated with a Bachelors in Science from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2018. She grew up in a family that prioritized alternative medicine and witnessed firsthand the profound impact natural remedies have on physical and mental health. As someone who has personally experienced the transformative effects of psychedelics, she is passionate about helping others find relief and healing through these alternative therapies. In her free time, she enjoys her animals, gardening, and being out in nature.
David Romanelli fuses ancient wellness practices with modern passions that give people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home. David’s third book, Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest, is a reminder that countless professionals, parents, and partners have walked the earth before us. The book was inspired by his series of national events called DRINKS WITH YOUR ELDERS, that created a space for isolated elders to reengage with their community and share their life experiences with younger generations. His previous book, Happy is the New Healthy, was inspired by David’s friendship with a 111 year-old New Yorker. The book reached #1 on multiple Amazon and Apple Bestseller Lists.
Dave partnered up with Daytryp Health to create TRIPT, which is a psychedelic integration APP which is offered to all Daytryp clients.
Most recently, David was a featured voice on a new app from Calm, which brings peace of mind and healing techniques to the 1 of every 3 Americans touched by cancer. His daughter Cooper (aka SuperCooper) put leukemia in the rear view mirror and is David’s inspiration everyday to live with strength, passion, and joie de vivre. Throughout Cooper’s treatment, David found the power of psychedelic therapy as a profound way to heal the trauma and constant worry and reset to a positive path forward as parent, partner, and professional.. His 365 day platform, MEDITATE ON, compels his listeners to gain perspective on their journey and take time each day for reflection, quiet, and meditation. David has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. You can learn more at www.DavidRomanelli.com
Furthermore, Dave is in charge of Daytryp Retreats, which brings people from all over the world to Phoenix, AZ for 3-4 day retreats to experience life-changing psychedelic journeys.
Medical Advisor / Tryp Guide
Dr. Joe Tafur has dedicated his career to exploring complementary and alternative approaches to health management, particularly Amazonian plant medicines. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at UCSD Department of Psychiatry, and worked as a Family Physician in the US before exploring indigenous medicine in South America (SA). He helped found Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, a traditional healing center in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, and underwent apprenticeship in Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine and Shipibo curanderismo. In 2017, Dr. Joe founded Modern Spirit, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on demonstrating the value of spiritual healing in modern healthcare. In 2019, he and his colleagues opened the Ocotillo Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Tafur is also a leader in his spiritual community and leads plant medicine journeys across the continent. Joe is also a best selling author with his book, The Fellowship of the River.
Lead Tryp Guide & Operations Manager
MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Medical Director
Chief Medical Officer
Founder & CEO
MS, LASAC, Consultant/Integration Therapist
Rudy Montijo lends his expertise in operations and business development consulting for Daytryp. He received his undergraduate from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy training from Polaris Insight. Rudy worked under Daytryp’s founder and CEO, Chris Cohn, while operating and expanding Scottsdale Recovery Center from 2013-2014. He currently has an award-winning career in medical sales. He is a former D1 athlete, having played football at the University of Arizona. Rudy is a clinical therapist who is trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, actively races on the Ironman triathlon circuit, and is a certified yoga instructor. After helping others, Rudy’s greatest love is his two children, River and Savanna.