Combined IV Treatment Specialist

Charlotte Ketamine Center

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Charlotte, NC

If you live with chronic pain that other treatments haven’t effectively resolved, it’s time to consider combined IV treatment at Charlotte Ketamine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Neal Taub, MD, offers safe and effective IV therapy that combines ketamine and lidocaine for rapid and lasting pain relief. If you’re tired of living with pain, call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today.

Combined IV Treatment Q & A

What is combined IV treatment?

At Charlotte Ketamine Center, combined IV treatment is an intravenous therapy that delivers a combination of a ketamine infusion and lidocaine directly into your bloodstream. In clinical studies, combined IV treatment reduces neuropathic pain. 

Combined IV therapy usually provides rapid and lasting pain relief. Patients at Charlotte Ketamine Center typically have a course of three treatments, and additional follow-up infusions as needed. 


What conditions improve with combined IV treatment?

Charlotte Ketamine Center uses combined IV treatments for a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Postsurgical or postinjury pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Migraines
  • Chronic headaches
  • Arthritis


Charlotte Ketamine Center provides thorough exams and consultations before recommending any treatment. They want to know about your condition, general health, and other therapies that you’ve tried in the past. Their goal is to help you lead an active, healthy, pain-free life.


When should I consider combined IV therapy?

If you have chronic pain that’s lasted for more than three months and hasn’t responded to other pain management treatments, you should investigate alternatives like ketamine and combined IV therapy. 

Additionally, if your pain interferes with your sleep or your day-to-day activity, you should seek treatment. When chronic pain doesn’t respond to conventional therapies, it often indicates neuropathic damage that requires a different approach. 


What should I expect during combined IV treatment?

Combined IV treatment is an outpatient procedure that is completely supervised by a clinical staff member. You spend approximately 45 minutes receiving the infusion and then another hour or two under observation while any initial side effects subside. 

During the treatment, you relax in the comfortable offices at Charlotte Ketamine Center. While you receive your infusion, you may feel exhausted or drift off into a dreamlike state. 

Some patients have floating, “out of body” sensations or mild hallucinations. These symptoms usually disappear soon after your infusion is complete. 

When you’re released, you need a friend or family member to drive you home as you might feel very sleepy and disoriented. You should go home and get a good night’s sleep after your combined IV treatment. 

Call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today to learn more about combined IV treatment for chronic pain.