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Ketamine IV infusions

Ketamine IV infusions

As a pain management clinic, Holts Healthcare Pain & Wellness will help you with your migraines and
chronic pain problems with medically managed ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine IV infusion therapy also offers relief for hard-to-treat, life-changing conditions such as PTSD, depression, and other mental or physical health issues.

How Ketamine IV infusions works

Ketamine has been used as a pain reliever and anesthetic for decades. It acts on the brain’s NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors, and stimulates glutamate production. Glutamate is a major neurotransmitter that regulates the mood. It acts quickly and effectively to relieve pain and mental health problems that are resistant to traditional treatments. We deliver ketamine through intravenous (IV) infusion after calculating a dose that will benefit you without any anesthetic effects.

Medical Review

Before scheduling your ketamine infusion therapy, we thoroughly review your medical history and your previous treatments for the pain. We also share information about the ketamine treatment and your expectations. This will give you a good idea of what to expect and allow you to make a well informed decision.

The Treatment Process

You will feel a prick as the technician puts the needle in your vein, then you sit back and relax as the ketamine drips into your body painlessly. You will feel your mood lift but you won’t get high, and your pain will noticeably reduce. We will ask you to stay for 30 minutes after the treatment in order to monitor your vitals and reaction to the drug.

After Treatment

It is wise to bring a loved one who will drive you home since you will be mildly sedated. You should feel energized again the following morning. We will schedule a series of treatments to better manage your pain after each treatment.