This treatment involves administering specific medications intravenously, by needle, or other non-oral routes. If you are living with chronic pain and have been unable to achieve relief through other means, you may be a candidate for this groundbreaking approach.
Ketamine infusion therapy
Ketamine was first used in the medical field as an anesthetic in the 1960s. At lower doses, it relieves pain and may prove to be the most effective treatment for patients suffering from various conditions that are not responding to more commonly-used medications.
Am I a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy?
The first step is to determine if you are a safe candidate for ketamine infusion therapy. If you have certain conditions, such as a fast heart rate, high blood pressure, or a seizure disorder, you should avoid this treatment. The treatment involves an infusion from an IV pump. Low doses of ketamine can be an effective way to achieve a higher level of pain relief and may be used in conjunction with other medications.
Dr. Heidi Seifert: Advanced pain management specialist
Dr. Seifert provides her patients with the latest developments in pain management. As a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, she is dedicated to helping her patients live happier, more comfortable lives, and treating chronic pain with new methods, including infusion therapy, regenerative treatments, and traditional approaches. Call today to find out more.
Ketamine infusion therapy for depression and PTSD
If you are dealing with intractable depression or PTSD, every day is a struggle. You may have been prescribed various types of medications, with limited results. Ketamine infusion therapy can ease the symptoms of severe depression in a few hours, rather than waiting for weeks for an oral medication will work. PTSD affects people who have been in combat or suffered severe trauma of any type.
PTSD brings on various difficult symptoms, including nightmares, flashbacks, negative thoughts, shame, depression, and others. Ketamine infusion therapy is an alternative treatment that can produce a remarkable improvement within hours, rather than weeks or months of trial and error with other medications.
Lidocaine infusion therapy for chronic pain in Houston
If you are living with chronic pain, you have likely been prescribed various medications to ease your discomfort. Everyone responds to medications differently, and you may not have achieved the level of pain relief you need to enjoy a more comfortable life, perform home, employment, or social activities. For some patients, lidocaine infusions can be the answer.