Ketamine therapy works by blocking specific receptors in your nervous system called NMDA receptors. These receptors have been found to play an important role in chronic pain pathways. It essentially functions by “re-setting” your nervous system.
Ketamine infusions can help with many different types of chronic pain including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), migraines/headaches, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia and fibromyalgia. Ketamine infusions have also been shown to help with anxiety and depression.
Every patient is different. Most recommended practice to achieve best results is getting a set of infusion series which are twice a week for three weeks (non-consecutive days). The infusion process can last an hour to an hour and a half. For chronic pain patients, a longer infusion may be necessary. You may be asked to stay longer depending on recovery time. After the series ends, maintenance infusions may be required to sustain the effects but vary from patient to patient.
The ketamine infusion will take place in a calm, quiet environment in a comfortable chair. We will place a small IV in your arm or hand. We will monitor you the entire infusion to keep track of your heart rate and blood pressure. When the medication is started, many patients may feel sleepy or a feeling of “lightness” during the procedure. Our staff will be with you during this process. Some possible side effects that may occur may include anxiety, dizziness, nausea, headache, increase heart rate and blood pressure. Side effects generally do not last long and most patients feel relaxed during the process. You will stay with us for a duration of time after your infusion and you will be discharged with your driver after you are deemed able to leave. You will not be able to drive on the day of your infusion.
You have uncontrolled blood pressure, unstable health disease, history of heart attack, history of difficult IV access, pregnant or breastfeeding, active substance abuse disorder, increased intracranial or intraocular pressure, current manic phase of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, history of hallucinations, psychosis, uncontrolled thyroid disease, history of aneurysm, and any previous bad reaction to ketamine.
$300 per infusion (pain, depression, anxiety)
$600 for long infusion (chronic pain patients)
$250 initial consult
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