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Ketamine Infusion Experts in Irving, Texas

There are several treatments available to treat medication-resistant depression.
Studies show that a series of ketamine infusions can help with depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, CRPS, neuropathies, chronic migraines, pain from spinal cord injury, and phantom limb pain.
The interventional pain management team at Southwest Pain Management in Irving, Texas, offers in-office ketamine infusions and ketamine nasal spray (Spravato) treatments to help patients who may be suffering from these symptoms.

Call or book an appointment online today to find out how ketamine infusions could help you.

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What is Ketamine?

How does Ketamine help with depression?

What else can Ketamine infusions treat?

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is not a new medication. It has been around for many years, but was used primarily as an anesthestic drug. Ketamine is an NMDA receptor blocker. It works differently from narcotics and antidepressants. For depression and PTSD, ketamine works by allowing new connections to form in your brain. The positive ketamine effects continue to work even after the infusion.

How does Ketamine help with depression?

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.
For depression, you must continue to take your current antidepressants. If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, seizures, epilepsy, angina, or heart disease, please let the team at Southwest Pain Management know because ketamine may be contraindicated.
Ketamine treatments may be right for you. Come see the experts at Southwest Pain Management to discuss ketamine therapy. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.

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