Ketamine was initially introduced as an anesthetic. However, in recent years, it has been used as an alternative treatment for mood disorders and chronic pain. Neal Taub, MD, at Charlotte Ketamine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides ketamine infusions for conditions including depression, anxiety, migraines, and neuropathic pain. If you haven’t found relief with traditional treatments, call Charlotte Ketamine Center or schedule a consultation online today to find out if ketamine is right for you.
Initially used as an anesthetic, and abused as a party drug, ketamine is a powerful medication that has widespread applications to ease physical and mental pain.
Ketamine infusions typically include a much smaller dose of the medicine than is used in anesthesia, which is delivered through an IV.
Ketamine stimulates brain activity in the parts of your brain that receive pain signals and regulate your mood, often more rapidly than antidepressants. The therapy often provides significant relief of symptoms within 4-72 hours.
Ketamine infusions aren’t the first course of treatment to pursue. However, if conventional treatments haven’t resolved your symptoms, you should talk to Charlotte Ketamine Center about your case and find out if ketamine infusions are right for you.
Ketamine infusions are outpatient treatments at Charlotte Ketamine Center. During your treatment, you relax in a comfortable chair while a member of the team prepares and inserts your IV.
The infusion usually takes around 45 minutes, and you may have some mild side effects such as fatigue or floating or tingling sensations. Rarely, some patients may have an “out of body” sensation or mild hallucinations.
While these side effects subside soon after your infusion is complete, a member of the clinical team at Charlotte Ketamine Center stays with you throughout your infusion and while you recover from the immediate effects of the medicine to ensure your safety.
Charlotte Ketamine Center provides thorough exams and consultations before recommending ketamine infusion therapy.
If you are generally healthy but have depression, anxiety, migraines, or another chronic pain condition that hasn’t responded to traditional treatments, ketamine infusions might be right for you.
However, if you have a history of substance abuse, psychosis, or uncontrolled high blood pressure or another vascular health problem, Charlotte Ketamine Center may not recommend ketamine infusion therapy.
Call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today for an assessment and find out if ketamine infusion therapy is a viable treatment option for you.
The cost for an IV ketamine infusion for depression is $425. The cost for a ketamine infusion for pain is somewhat higher.