Ketamine for pain
Many living with chronic pain find little satisfactory relief with currently available oral pain medications. At Vitality Medical Infusions, we harness the power of Ketamine therapy, administered intravenously to achieve quick and lasting relief.
Ketamine is a medication that is widely used to sedate patients during invasive surgical procedures. When given intravenously in a lower dose, Ketamine has been shown to have an impact on pain, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, phantom limb pain, cancer-related pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). It has also shown an effect on the symptoms of depression that so commonly co-occur when living with intractable pain.
Ketamine treatment is most appropriate for patients whose pain is not adequately controlled with traditional pain medications, or who want to avoid opioids. Ketamine is an alternative to opiate-based painkillers because it targets N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the brain, not opiate receptor sites.
The current opioid epidemic underscores the need to help people manage their pain without addictive opioids; Ketamine gives us a viable option to do so.
We are keenly aware of the negative impact that all types of pain can have on patients’ quality of life.
At Vitality Medical Infusions, we are anesthesia providers who are trained to help.
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