Chronic pain is debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life. If you can’t find relief from your pain, the team of interventional spine and pain management experts at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have many innovative options, including ketamine infusions. To find out how ketamine infusions can ease your pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Ketamine is a general anesthetic most often used for sedation during surgery. The anesthetic works by binding with a specific receptor in the brain — N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) — and blocking the neurotransmitter glutamate, a chemical your brain needs to function.
Ketamine infusions refer to the low-dose administration of ketamine to treat health conditions. Ketamine is a non-opioid anesthetic that treats pain by managing how sensitive you are to pain signals.
When given in low doses, it provides pain control without taking control of you (it’s not addictive like opioids), giving you relief so you can live the life you love in better health.
At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, the team only uses ketamine infusions to treat very specific types of pain, which aren’t always physical.
They provide ketamine infusions for:
Ketamine infusions are a type of functional medicine, a specialized field that integrates traditional medicine with alternative therapies for a more holistic and natural approach to health and healing.
The team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics uses functional medicine to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. They work closely with you to find the root causes of your health challenges to create a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan.
The team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics customizes your ketamine infusions based on your diagnosis and needs. They review the details of your treatment at your consultation so you know what to expect.
Ketamine infusions are done at the office under close supervision. The length of your infusion depends on your dosage but takes at least an hour.
After treatment, you remain at the office, so the team can monitor you for side effects. You must arrange to have someone drive you home after your ketamine infusion and plan on taking the rest of the day off.
The team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics recommends a series of ketamine infusions to get the best results.
To find out if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusions, call Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics or schedule an appointment online today.