Have you been hearing about the benefits of IV Ketamine Infusions but still have questions about what this treatment can do? Then you are at the right place! Find below information on what this IV solution treatment is, and its unique benefits.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 972-316-7270.
How Does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine is a unique anesthetic because of how it works to de-sensitize the body. Ketamine inhibits your NMDA receptors in the body that are responsible for your central sensitizations. This is much different than narcotics, anti-depressants, or anxiolytics, which are drugs that “re-set” neural pathways instead. This is why ketamine has and continues to be such a popular drug in hospital settings.
In addition to blocking these NMDA receptors, ketamine has an anti-inflammatory agent as well.
What Conditions Can Be Benefited By IV Ketamine Treatments?
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
If you feel as though you may have a condition that would benefit from IV ketamine treatments, please contact us here and schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate.
What Can I Expect From an IV Ketamine Treatment?
If you are considering an IV ketamine treatment, and are wondering about what to expect with this procedure, you will be happy to find that the treatment is quick and nearly painless. Infusions typically last approximately 60 minutes. Some people experience light side effects during the treatment, including; disorientation, feelings of floating, mild intoxication, seeing more vivid lights and colors, tingling in toes or lips, and blurred vision.
These feelings typically diminish within 15 minutes after the treatment, and side effects after treatment are not common. Typically, patients report that they start to feel benefits after their first treatment. The majority of research completed on these treatments shows that 4-6 infusions over a period of 2-3 weeks can help deliver the best, lasting results.
If you have more questions at ketamine IV infusions, what they can do and how they may be able to benefit you, then talk to one of our professionals here at Principal Spine to find out more. To schedule an appointment, please call Carrollton clinic at (972) 316-7270 or our Denton clinic at (940) 222-8943.