Ketamine infusions offer hope to people who aren’t getting relief from chronic pain or depression with other treatments. If you’re struggling to find an effective remedy, The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, Illinois, can help. They offer ketamine infusions in their IV suite. Ketamine can relieve even the most stubborn pain as well as depression and other mental health conditions. Call The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness today to schedule a consultation or complete the online booking form.
Ketamine infusions ease chronic pain when other treatments don’t work. They contain a powerful anesthetic — ketamine — that you receive via an intravenous (IV) line in your arm.
Ketamine works by preventing the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors in your central nervous system from responding to the neurotransmitter (brain messenger) called glutamate. The result is chemical changes in your brain that reduce or block the reception of pain.
Ketamine has been shown to reduce pain caused by:
Ketamine treatment is best for chronic pain that doesn’t respond to physical therapy, medication, and complementary therapies. It’s also an effective way to treat mental health problems like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder. But ketamine is only used when these conditions aren’t responding to the usual medications.
If you’ve been following a treatment program for several months and experiencing no improvement in your pain, your provider might suggest ketamine infusions.
Before you can have ketamine infusions, your provider needs to make sure you’re suitable for the treatment. Ketamine is a powerful drug, and it can cause unpleasant side effects like hallucinations in some people.
The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness checks your health and medical history before approving you for a ketamine infusion.
Before your treatment begins, your provider gives you a sedative that prevents hallucinations. Then they insert a needle in an arm vein and connect it to a flexible piece of tubing called a cannula. The ketamine infusion drips slowly down the cannula and into your arm over the next hour or so.
During the ketamine infusion process, you remain under observation in the center’s dedicated infusion suite. You might feel drowsy or dizzy after your ketamine infusion, so although you’re free to go home, you should make sure that someone comes with you to drive after your infusion.
Your provider can advise you on how many ketamine infusions you should have, considering the reason for your treatment and other health conditions.
Your first session is a trial to see if ketamine infusions are right for you. If you find the treatment relieves your symptoms, you can have up to nine further ketamine infusions.
Results from ketamine infusion therapy aren’t the same for all patients, but most find that they feel the benefits for up to three months after each session.
Contact The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness to find out if ketamine infusions are suitable for your chronic pain or mental health condition. Call their office today or book an appointment online.