What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy and How Does it Work?
Ketamine infusion therapy can be used to treat chronic pain, depression, migraines and other neuropathic painful conditions when those conditions have resisted treatment. Ketamine is typically administered intravenously through a series of infusions depending on the patient’s needs. The mechanism of action of ketamine is believed to be through the blockade of NMDA and HCN1 receptors. This biological reaction to the drug then provides relief from pain.
At Greater Austin Pain Center, we offer ketamine IV therapy as one of our many treatment options for managing chronic pain. To schedule an appointment or request more information, contact our Austin pain management experts.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine has been used in the medical industry for over 50 years. Originally used as an anesthetic during surgery, ketamine has recently been clinically-proven to be effective for other uses. Ketamine, when administered through an IV, can be used to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain for patients who have not had success treating their conditions with other treatments and medications.