21 Feb Suffering from Chronic Pain? IV Ketamine Infusions May Offer Hope
IV Ketamine infusions are a treatment option we have been offering in our clinic since July 2019. After being safely used in medicine and anesthesia for many years, Ketamine has only recently been being used to treat chronic pain.
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has unique properties when compared to other opioids like codeine or hydrocodone. The properties that make Ketamine unique are that it potently binds specific receptors, besides opioid receptors, that are also responsible for pain in our body. These receptors include Glutamate and NMDA. Ketamine has been found successful where other, more traditional treatments have failed. These can include anything from medications, physical therapy, injections, and neuromodulation for the treatment of chronic pain. In comparison to other treatments, Ketamine has been able to offer immediate benefits to some patients.
Other diagnosed conditions that can be treated using IV Ketamine infusions are depression, anxiety, inflammatory pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathy bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia, PTSD, and more. In the case of resistant depression, which can also cause chronic pain, Ketamine has been found successful where other treatments such as medications, trans magnetic stimulation, and even electroconvulsive (shock) therapy have failed.
If you think an IV Ketamine infusion may be the right option for treating your chronic pain or other severe condition, our clinic offers a free Ketamine consultation to determine which treatment plan is right for you. Please call (972) 316-7270 to schedule an appointment at the Carrollton clinic or (940) 222-8943 for the Denton clinic, or visit principalspineonline.com to learn about our other treatment options.