Am I a Candidate for IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Am I a Candidate for IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion therapy is becoming a popular treatment for pain caused by chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and for many people suffering from anxiety, depression, or PTSD.

At Ketaesthetic in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, our team of pain management specialists delivers customized IV ketamine infusion therapy in a controlled, safe setting to help you on your path to better health and wellness.

What is IV ketamine infusion therapy used for?

Ketamine was originally used as a general anesthetic. However, over the past few years, pain management specialists and psychiatrists have been recommending it to certain patients who don’t respond well to traditional forms of treatment. 

Ketamine’s success in helping those with treatment-resistant depression led to research exploring applications for other conditions such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The dissociative aspect of ketamine helps patients relax and enjoy more benefits than with traditional therapies.

Ketamine is also showing great promise for patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Specifically, studies of ketamine treatment for fibromyalgia have shown consistently positive results, and patients often need infusions only every few months after their initial round. 

For many people, ketamine is a better option than opioids, which are highly addictive, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can cause gastrointestinal problems or ulcers. This means ketamine could be a game-changer for pain management.

Who is a good candidate for IV ketamine infusion therapy?

If you have any of the following conditions and have not responded well to traditional treatments, you could be an excellent candidate for IV ketamine infusion therapy.

Chronic pain sufferers

If you have been in pain for three months or more due to a condition like migraines, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, or neuropathy, ketamine IV infusion therapy could be the ideal pain management option for you.

People with anxiety

If you suffer from severe anxiety, oral anxiety medications may not be enough to give you effective relief. In that case, your doctor might refer you for IV ketamine infusion therapy.

PTSD sufferers

PTSD can be an extremely complex condition to treat and include symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and panic attacks. Ketamine IV infusions are often able to help.

Patients with severe depression

Severe depression that is “treatment resistant” may respond well to IV ketamine therapy. This can come as a huge relief if you’ve tried multiple antidepressants which have failed to work.

If you’re struggling with a difficult-to-treat condition, get in touch with the team at Ketaesthetic to find out if you’re a good candidate for IV ketamine infusion therapy. To schedule a consultation, call 973-604-3848 or request an appointment online.

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