New research has proven that ketamine is an effective pain management tool and the alternative to other methods of pain relief and mental health medications that America needs. It has recently captured headlines due to the possibility that it can be used to treat both depression and PTSD. ketamine is also becoming more common modality utilizes to treat and manage pain in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
For many, the word ketamine itself conjures up images of how it has been misused in the past. However, every pain medication can fall prey to this. Ketamine isn’t new, it’s been used for 50 years. Typically, it’s used in surgeries as anesthesia. However, the medical community is now waking up to how powerful a role it can play in treating pain and ultimately, replacing opioids.
Ketamine Infusion For Pain Management
While there are a number of ways it can be administered, the most common is via infusion. Though it is possible to take ketamine orally, topically, via inhalation or intramuscular injection, the IV option is the preferred method. This is because it’s completed in a clinical setting and the dose will be set for each individual patient.
The Benefits Of Ketamine Use For Pain Management
Ketamine for pain management provides pain patients with an alternative treatment. For many, the typical treatments and medications just aren’t sufficient for their needs. Chronic pain is challenging and ketamine offers a much-needed alternative. It’s an effective option for patients who have been taking opioids to no effect. Ideally, the patient’s system will be entirely clear of opioids to ensure the treatment is as effective as possible.
Pain management with ketamine is effective for a number of chronic pain conditions, including phantom pain, cancer, sickle cell disease, spinal injuries, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, CRPS, and even migraines. Perhaps the most important aspect of ketamine chronic pain management is that finally, we have an effective method of pain management that doesn’t require addictive opioids. As America is in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis, pain patients are still in need of relief.
Pain management with ketamine is growing in popularity for good reason – it works. People who aren’t in constant pain don’t realize just how negatively it can impact life. One of the biggest issues is an inability to sleep. Managing pain effectively with the use of ketamine is the first step to getting a better night’s sleep, which means you can get back to feeling like yourself.
There are additional uses for ketamine, including to treat anxiety, depression, and as noted earlier, PTSD. These are currently under study though there is already literature demonstrating ketamines effectiveness in their symptom relief.
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