It can be challenging to find long-term relief from chronic pain. If you are one of the millions of American adults who suffer from chronic pain, it is likely that you have tried out several pain-management methods and strategies. Ketamine infusion therapy is one of the various comprehensive pain management procedures that we offer. We are available at eleven convenient locations.
HOW SAFE IS KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY?
For many years, the anesthetic ketamine has been used for surgical procedures. Over time, medical researchers and doctors came to the conclusion that ketamine could help people with severe depression and suicide ideation manage their symptoms.
Ketamine therapy can provide a long-lasting benefit from symptoms of chronic pain. You may become stuck in a cycle of pain and inflammation if you experience chronic pain as a result of a condition like fibromyalgia. Low doses of ketamine can break the cycle of pain. By disrupting the neurons in your central nervous system that produce pain signals, ketamine infusion therapy may be able to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Ketamine infusion therapy should be prescribed and administered by a licensed and experienced medical doctor.
Ketamine has the same dissociation properties that make it an effective anesthetic and can be used to treat both physical and mental issues. The primary difference is dosage. You can distance yourself from painful physical and mental health symptoms with small, properly supervised doses. Patients with depression that has resisted treatment and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), along with other illnesses, have proven that ketamine infusion therapy offers long-lasting effects.
Ketamine infusions are often prescribed in cases of severe and persistent pain that are resistant to other types of pain treatment. Our doctor will check your family history, the current treatment you are taking, your health status, and lifestyle factors to make a treatment plan for you. Ketamine infusions are given at a dosage that best treats the pain symptoms without causing anesthesia.
Ketamine can have addictive properties for certain people, similar to some types of painkillers. Inform us if you have any questions or concerns about this, or if you’re taking any other prescription drugs for pain or medications for other health problems.
Some persons may feel temporary dissociation, high blood pressure, nausea, or vomiting, as well as changed perceptions of time or the physical environment.
You may be concerned about the safety of this course of dissociative anesthetic treatments, but you should know that, under the guidance of a qualified medical professional, IV ketamine therapy can be both long-lastingly effective and safe.
You will know after 1-2 treatment sessions how effective ketamine therapy is. Psychiatric or chronic pain sufferers may benefit from a series of spaced treatments to prolong their relief.
The most prevalent misconceptions regarding ketamine infusion therapy are :
You will get addicted:- No evidence exists that ketamine injections cause addiction. In fact, ketamine infusions can be beneficial in the treatment of drug abuse, especially opioid addiction.
It is not safe:– Like any other medication, there are potential risks and adverse effects if not used correctly. The risks are minimal because ketamine infusion therapy only uses small dosages of the medicine over time.
It is outdated:– Ketamine was developed to treat soldiers during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Until the introduction of morphine, it was the preferred anesthetic medication for hospitals. It is still commonly used as an anesthetic by vets, in combat zones, and in children.