Ketamine Infusion Therapy

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Chronic pain can be a difficult thing to overcome. For patients suffering from chronic pain, depression can become a reality as relief may seem farfetched. As modern medicine continues to improve a variety of treatments have become increasingly popular in relieving pain in patients that have had little to no improvement in their symptoms. A technique that has gained some notoriety in recent years despite having been around since the 1960s is ketamine infusion therapy.

What is a ketamine infusion treatment?

Ketamine is a dissociative drug that can be used in a variety of applications and comes in different forms including a nasal spray, powdered form, and liquid. The FDA-regulated liquid version of this drug is then used in an infusion that is administered intravenously. This process is then administered as a ketamine infusion treatment over the course of a set number of weeks. Once results have begun to become visible, the regularity of the infusions is then adjusted to ensure the medicine processes correctly.

How does ketamine infusion therapy work?

On a molecular level, ketamine infusion therapy works by blocking signals in the brain. Ketamine works to provide a way to ensure the brain doesn’t receive pain and inflammation signals stemming throughout the body. In turn, this allows the patient the ability to work in conjunction with other pain management treatments to focus on the specific cause of the pain. Furthermore, as regular ketamine infusion therapy allows emotion-based signals from being received as well, a patient can see an improvement in emotional and mental issues blocking them from focusing on reducing pain.

Ketamine Infusion Treatment | Interventional Pain Doctors

If you are looking for a method to reduce chronic pain and improve your overall mental well-being then receiving a ketamine infusion treatment plan may be for you. At Interventional Pain Doctors, our expert team, comprised of Dr. Nicholas Fuller, Dr. Chad Heng, Dr. Daniel Loder, and Dr. Jeffrey Jeng, will establish a ketamine infusion therapy plan to help get you on the road to long-term recovery. Visit the Interventional Pain Doctors website today to learn more about all of our treatments and services!