The Ketamine begins to take effect about 5 minutes after the start of the IV infusion. Patients often report feeling calm, relaxed, euphoric and sometimes that their mind is fully engaged but appear to be sleeping.
ISPINE Sports Medicine and Pain Management, PA
Houston, TX and Keller/Southlake, TX
ISPINE strives to provide the top IV pain therapy in Texas available to patients who suffer from chronic pain. With board certified physicians and pain management specialists led by Dr. Reginald Newsome, we are happy to introduce you to Ketamine Infusions – a safe and effective new treatment that is ideal for decreasing nerve pain levels in patients with chronic pain.
KETAMINE INFUSIONS WORK BY SHUTTING OFF THE COMMUNICATION PATHWAYS BETWEEN THE BRAIN AND BODY MAKING IT AN IDEAL TREATMENT FOR A VARIETY OF PAIN CONDITIONS.
Ketamine has been used for many years is a and was first approved by the FDA for use in humans in 1970. Used as a surgical anesthetic during the Vietnam War, Ketamine grew in popularity due to its safety, tolerability, and ability to effectively treat pain. Ketamine has “dissociative” properties whereby the patient’s consciousness is detached from their nervous system and therefore blocking the pain the patient feels. By shutting off the communication pathways between the brain and body, Ketamine is ideal for the treatment of painful conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), migraine headaches, spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia, and other nerve pain conditions. Together with the nerve pain management experts at ISPINE, you’ll receive a series of treatments by certified top IV therapy for pain management in Texas that are designed to help reduce pain over a longer period of time. If you’re seeking help for pain management, please contact one of ISPINE’s two offices to schedule a detailed evaluation – (346) 330-9966 or book your appointment online today.
Ketamine Infusion Treatment Information
HOW KETAMINE INFUSIONS WORK
The Ketamine Infusion takes about 4 hours, although the actual IV infusion is about 3 hours. You’ll be with your team for 10-20 minutes before the appointment as they explain the treatment and address questions. The Ketamine begins to take effect about 5 minutes after the start of the IV infusion. Patients often report feeling calm, relaxed, euphoric and sometimes that their mind is fully engaged but appear to be sleeping. The dissociation is described as the separation of the brain and body. The effects of Ketamine wear off within 15-30 minutes after the infusion. Overall, the experience should be very pleasant. Sedation is optional, and a CRNA will supervise you during your appointment.
KETAMINE INFUSION SCHEDULES
ISPINE delivers Ketamine Infusions to patients over a period of time. The first phase is the “Stabilization” phase which consists of three total IV treatments. It is recommended that there is at least one day between treatments, with a maximal of five days. The stabilization period is designed to build on the previous treatment to reach higher Ketamine doses and is timed so that patients overcome any slight tolerance to medication and increase pain relieving properties. Clinical evidence shows a higher level of Ketamine translates to a reduction in pain experienced. The “Maintenance” phase follows the initial stabilization phase and begins anywhere from six days, and up to thirty days after the stabilization cycle ends. How the patient responds to the initial treatment will determine how often they receive maintenance treatment.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH KETAMINE INFUSIONS
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Phantom limb after amputation
- Poststroke pain
- TMJ pain
- Facial pain
- Small fiber neuropathy
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
SAFELY ADMINISTERING KETAMINE
There is virtually no chance for addiction with Ketamine under the supervision of ISPINE personnel as the patient receives relatively small doses during an infusion. While the patient will build a tolerance, that tolerance will diminish quickly over time. Additionally, Ketamine does not act on addiction centers in the brain as do typical “addictive medications” such as opioids. Moreover, one of the most significant benefits of Ketamine is that the effects only last for a short period of time whereby making addiction and abuse very unlikely if used correctly with a physician.
KETAMINE SOLUTIONS FOR PAIN RELIEF WITH ISPINE
If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain and need relief, please contact ISPINE and let’s talk about a pain management treatment plan that is right for you. You just might be a good candidate for Ketamine Infusions. With offices located in both Houston and Dallas, please schedule your appointment by calling (346) 330-9966 or book your appointment online today.
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