Ketamine for Pain Relief

Ketamine infusion therapy can be an effective part of a multi-modal approach to treat and overcome chronic and neuropathic pain. If you rely heavily on opioids for your pain control ketamine may help minimize your narcotic intake and provide maximum long term relief. Helping you take back control of your life.

Treatment Resistant Depression

Ketamine infusion treatments are quickly being recognized as one the most important advances in modern day therapy for depression. Standard therapy targeting the neurotransmitters involved with mood have not shown to be effective for a large number of individuals who take them. Yet countless individuals continue to take these drugs simply because there is no better option. While no single approach or type of treatment will help everyone, ketamine is remarkable in that it has a success rate of up to 70% for patients who have tried conventional treatment and who are still suffering from debilitating depression. While new investigations are underway to understand the true scope of ketamine’s powers, current evidence suggests that ketamine has the ability to reset and regrow our brain cells, allowing patients to take back control of their lives.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood disease. It is characterized by wide spread chronic pain, and is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Most treatment paradigms include lifestyle changes and medications which often are difficult to tolerate. Ketamine can rapidly improve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, so that you can take back control of your life.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and neuropathic, chronic pain are characterized by overactive pain nerves that respond inappropriately to a stimulus, making normal sensations such as a light touch extremely painful. Over time, the nerve “learns” this response, causing a progressive, debilitating condition. Modern medicine offers limited options to stop this process, primarily because we don’t understand why it starts in the first place. Ketamine’s unique action has been shown that it can not only help stop these nerves from over-firing, it allows them to reset and possibly regrow new, healthy connections. If you suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, it is imperative that it is treated aggressively and as early as possible. Ketamine therapy can be an effective part of a multi-modal approach to treat and overcome your pain. If you rely heavily on opioids for your pain control, Ketamine Specialists will also work with you and your pain physician to minimize your narcotic intake and provide maximum relief.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy is the result of long-lasting nerve damage, which can significantly impact your quality of life and which may lead to further injury from a lack of sensation. Ketamine, as part of a multi-modal treatment regimen, may provide relief and improve symptoms in as little as one treatment. If you are struggling with Diabetic Neuropathy, Ketamine Specialists can you help you take back control of your life.

Peripheral Nerve Damage

Peripheral Nerve damage can be caused by a variety of reasons. The effects can be temporary or permanent, and the extent of damage is usually determined by the underlying cause of peripheral nerve damage. Ketamine has unique nerve healing properties, and has been shown to help damaged nerves regrow new, healthy connections. Ketamine infusions will alleviate your symptoms and may help speed the healing process. If you are struggling with Peripheral Nerve Damage, Ketamine Specialists can help you take back control of your life.

What to Expect

Infusions are conducted in private rooms on comfortable recliner chairs. We also accommodate any special physical needs due to chronic pain conditions. All treatments are done through an intravenous (IV) infusion. The intravenous route is the most efficient way to deliver the treatment, and ensures the best possible results.

Once an IV is placed (we use the smallest needle possible with advanced numbing techniques), the infusion will begin. The experience is usually described as pleasant and relaxing. Mild dissociation may occur. Soothing music is provided if requested. You will be monitored with state of the art equipment throughout the infusion. Once the infusion is over, you may feel light-headed for 1-2 hours afterwards. We will monitor you after the infusion until you meet our criteria for discharge, at which point you will need a ride home. Unfortunately, we cannot allow our patients to drive themselves after a treatment.