Ketamine Infusion Therapy in Oklahoma

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Do you feel like your pain has spiraled out of control and want to hit the reset button? Ketamine infusion treatment to treat chronic pain are an exciting new therapy that we offer here Oklahoma Pain Center. Ketamine is a strong anesthetic drug with pain-relieving properties. When given by IV infusion, it can be a safe, noninvasive alternative to effectively control your pain.

How does ketamine therapy work?

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.

What do you treat with ketamine?

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.

How long does ketamine treatment take?

Ketamine therapy for pain works best when it is administered by a slow infusion over several hours and on consecutive days. We recommend starting with a 4-hour infusion on 3 consecutive days. Every patient is different. There is no way to determine how many infusions you will need. Sometimes it will need to be repeated a few months later for maintenance.

Depression and Anxiety:
Ketamine therapy for pain works best when it is administered by an infusion over 1-2 hours. We recommend starting with an infusion once a month for 6 months. Every patient is different. There is no way to determine how many infusions you will need. Sometime less are needed, and sometime more frequent infusions are needed.

What happens during ketamine infusion?

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 attach some monitors to keep track of your heart rate and blood pressure. When the medication is started, most patients will get sleepy and take a nap. You will not be under general anesthesia and will be able to answer questions if needed. Some patients prefer to listen to music, and we provide noise-cancelling headphones to help you relax. Sometimes the medication will make you feel anxious; we will give medication to help if needed.

When will I see results?

Most ketamine patients will experience significant, if not complete pain relief on the day of the procedure. Maintenance infusions may be required to sustain the effects.

Does insurance cover ketamine treatment?

No, insurance does not cover ketamine treatment because it is considered an off-label use of ketamine. However, you can use a Health Savings Account (HSA) or our financing options to help cover the cost.

Ketamine Treatment Prices

Initial Consult: $200 or billed to insurance
Pain: $800/day
(Three day infusion is recommended)
Depression and Anxiety: $400/day
(Your initial consult fee will be applied to the price of the infusions if you are determined to be a good candidate).

No referral is needed. Call today to schedule a consult!

Tommy Parker
(405) 752-9600


Oklahoma Pain Center is a comprehensive treatment center which combines cutting edge medical solutions with traditional methods to help you manage your pain.

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13921 N Meridian Ave, Ste 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Phone: (405) 752-9600
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