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Ketamine Infusion Therapy in Indianapolis & Columbus

We Understand Your Pain

For some patients, IV ketamine infusion therapy may be more effective in treating pain than oral painkiller medication. At American Pain Consortium, these infusions may be a part of your comprehensive treatment plan including physical therapy and other procedures. Ketamine infusions are safe and effective as a long-term improvement of chronic pain symptoms depending on the causes of your pain and health history. Ketamine treatment may also help patients who want to reduce their use of opioid medications.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is an anesthetic/analgesic medication that has been available and FDA-approved since the early 1960s. The safety of ketamine lies in its ability to relieve pain while at the same time not causing a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, or respiration. The risk for overdose on ketamine is almost nonexistent, particularly compared to opioid medications like morphine or fentanyl.

In the last several decades, numerous peer-reviewed studies in highly respected and well-known scientific publications have demonstrated the usefulness of ketamine infusions in treating chronic pain with sub-anesthetic low doses. The majority of research published shows that ketamine not only provides rapid relief but that it has a very high success rate.

Does IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy Have Side Effects?

Ketamine has some minimal side effects which are only experienced during your infusion session, during which you will be monitored continuously. Some possible side effects include emotional dissociation, a “light” or “floating on air” sensation, a mild uptick in heart rate, a mild increase in blood pressure, light-headedness, euphoria, and nausea.

Am I a Candidate for IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

This procedure may not be appropriate for patients who have high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, or other conditions. American Pain Consortium may recommend other treatments – such as a spinal cord stimulator implant – for patients who are not ideal candidates for infusion treatment. Patients who often respond well to ketamine therapy include those with fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb syndrome, migraine, and spinal cord injuries.

To discuss IV ketamine infusion therapy and whether you would be a suitable candidate, please contact us.

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