For painful conditions, ketamine can “reset” the central nervous system, which includes the spinal cord and brain. After exposure to pain, especially chronic pain, your nerves, your spinal cord, and even your brain “change” to become more susceptible to pain. Ketamine helps reverse this process, and has been shown to help even when other medications and treatments have failed.
Ketamine is recommended to be given at least twice a week during the 1st month. After a month, the team at Southwest Pain may be able to reduce the frequency of infusions to once a week and later to once a month or even longer.