Ketamine Infusion Therapy
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic medication that has gained recognition for its immense promise in pain management therapy. Beyond its traditional use in surgery and emergency medicine, ketamine has emerged as a promising treatment for chronic pain conditions, as well as mental health conditions; particularly depression and anxiety disorders. When administered in out specialized clinic, ketamine can rapidly provide rapid and effective relief, offering a refreshing view for patients that are battling persistent and chronic pain.
What is Ketamine Used for?
At the DFW Pain Center, ketamine is employed for a range of medical purposes focusing on chronic pain management and mental health conditions. This versatile medication is administered in carefully controlled doses by our physicians, tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s unique needs. Ketamine’s ability to alleviate pain quickly and effectively makes it a valuable tool in our comprehensive approach to pain management.
Conditions that Benefit from Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
- Chronic Physical Pain Syndromes such as arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia
- Neuropathic Pain such as nerve pain or diabetic neuropathy
- Migraines & Headaches
- Depression & Anxiety Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- As well as many others!
Treatments With Ketamine Infusion.
The choice of administration primarily depends on the patient’s condition and most suitable approach for addressing their pain. It is important to note that there is no universal protocol for infusions.
- Intravenous (IV) Infusion: Ketamine is most frequently delivered directly into the patient through an IV line. This method allows for precise control over the dosage and is commonly used in surgical and emergency settings.
- Intramuscular (IM) Injection: Ketamine can also be administered through a muscle injection, typically in the thigh or buttocks.
- Oral Ketamine: Infrequently, ketamine may be prescribed in pill or capsule form for certain chronic pain conditions or mood disorders. However, this method is less commonly used due to variations in absorption and bioavailability.
- Intranasal Spray: A specialized ketamine nasal spray is used for specific mental health treatments, such as depression and PTSD. It offers a non-invasive and convenient way to administer the medication.
- Sublingual Administration: Ketamine can also be administered as a tablet or liquid under the tongue. It is absorbed through the mucous membranes under the tongue, providing a relatively rapid onset of action.
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