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Ketamine for pain

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Ketamine could be your breakthrough 

Although especially effective for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and other forms of neuropathic pain, ketamine is also effective in treating other kinds of pain conditions.

These include refractory migraines, endometriosis, and pain from Inflammatory Bowel Diseases like Crohn’s and Colitis.

After finding little success with multiple doctors and typical treatments, chronic pain patients have reported feeling significant improvements after using ketamine.  

Relief comes fast

Results for pain vary, with some reporting pain relief for a short time, but others report remaining pain-free for up to one year after their infusions.  Both dose and duration of infusions are important factors when choosing a clinic for chronic pain ketamine infusions.

Typically involving four-hour infusions for four days in a row, a total of 16 hours, this is our longest and most intense program (other treatments last only 1.5 – 2 hours).

Many patients visit us from out of town to receive this treatment. Partner hotels located near our Bellevue and Seattle clinics offer discounts for medical visits.

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76% of those with chronic pain report significant pain relief after intravenous ketamine

54% remain pain-free after 3 months

Pain and migraine research

Effect
Migraines
”Study
Level of evidence
Magnitude of effect
Summary
Ketamine provides potent analgesia in subanesthetic doses in chronic pain, and limited data suggest it may alleviate headache in some patients. Maximum improvement occurred 4.56 days (mean) into treatment. Ketamine was associated with short-term headache relief with tolerable adverse events.
Effect
Migraines
”Study
Level of evidence
Magnitude of effect
Summary
The study of 61 patients found that almost 75 percent experienced an improvement in their migraine intensity after a three- to seven-day course of inpatient treatment with ketamine.
Effect
Pain
”Study
Level of evidence
Magnitude of effect
Summary
Ketamine can address both physical and psychological pain. It's widely used as an analgesic, and many people with depression also experience physical pain. This study found that ketamine had a stronger anti-depressant effect in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and pain than with TRD alone.
Effect
Pain
”Study
Level of evidence
Magnitude of effect
Summary
A metanalysis of studies examining ketamine's effect on pain. Among 696 studies assessed for eligibility, 7 met inclusion criteria. Evidence suggests that IV ketamine provides significant short-term analgesic benefit in patients with refractory chronic pain, with some evidence of a dose–response relationship.

Treatment options for pain

Ketamine

Our foundational program: 6 intravenous infusions administered over 2-3 weeks under careful monitoring by our trained medical staff

Pain

Administered over 4 days, this program helps patients who suffer from treatment-resistant neuropathic pain by targeting dysfunctional pain pathways

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