Many first line treatments for chronic pain and emotional conditions such as depression fail for a great number of patients. In the absence of effective treatments, these patients are often left to struggle with their symptoms while consuming their way of life. Fortunately, Over the past several years, the use of ketamine has emerged as viable treatment for those who have been failed by traditional techniques. It has even been featured on the cover of Time Magazine with what some describe as miraculous results of treatment resistant pain and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Ketamine is an anesthetic, and has been used safely and reliably for 40 years. Ketamine works by interrupting communication between injured neurons in the brain and spinal cord. This allows the central nervous system to reset itself back to a normal neurological state.
Ketamine infusions treat all chrnnie pain conditions such as CRPS, RSD, Fibromyalgia, Central Pain Syndrome, Chrome back pain, Phantom limb pain, Diabetic neuropathy, Migraine Headache, TMJ pain and Trigeminal neuralgia. Ketamine infusions also work extremely well for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.
When used properly, Ketamine is considered very safe and usually well-tolerated by patients
Side effects from ketamine are rare generally mild and easy to prevent with premedication during the infusion. Occasionally, nausea, headaches and mild hallucinations may occur, all of which are easily treated.
While every patient is different, The standard treatment is 5 infusions over the course of 2 weeks.
The infusions will last approximately 1-2 hours followed by a 30 minute recovery afterwards. Having an escort on the first visit is important.
Ketamine has a very low addictive profile. Developing an addiction to Ketamine from your course of treatment is very unlikely.
At the moment Ketamine infusions are not fully covered by insurance. The cost of the treatment is $500 per infusion. Some of this cost may be reimbursed to you by your insurance.