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Ketamine Infusion
Santa Monica &
Los Angeles

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Explore ketamine infusions in Santa Monica and Los Angeles for effective pain management. As a leading spine, sports, and interventional pain management clinic, we provide advanced, evidence-based treatments when conventional options fall short. Explore the promise of ketamine infusion for comprehensive pain relief.

Our reputed pain management experts have decades of rich experience in offering innovative and sophisticated treatments to achieve optimal relief from pain and inflammation. We are focused on offering non-invasive, safe, and long-lasting pain relief using a highly individualized treatment approach.

What Ketamine Infusion Can Treat

One of our key specializations is ketamine infusion therapy to bring quick, efficient, and long-lasting relief from pain caused by multiple origins including:

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Arthritic pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Intestinal inflammations
  • Cancer pain

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine has been in use since the 1960s as a general anesthetic and analgesic. Additionally, ketamine is used to treat chronic pain that does not respond to opioids. Recently, ketamine infusions in Santa Monica and Los Angeles have expanded their scope beyond pain management to address mood disorders. Understanding the impact of ketamine on NMDA receptors is key to comprehending its efficacy in pain relief. Delve into the science behind ketamine and its role in blocking pain.

NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) is a type of protein and a receptor found in the brain. Receptors are proteins that transmit signals. During times of stress, trauma, or injury, the body responds by increasing the number of NMDA receptors in the brain. When these receptors are activated, the result is higher sensitivity to pain and reduced response to opioid-based pain medication.

Ketamine is a powerful NMDA antagonist and acts directly on these receptors to reduce pain sensation and duration. Ketamine infusions have been shown to be beneficial in addressing pain from different origins. A clinical trial showed that adding ketamine to traditional pain medicines after abdominal surgery resulted in better pain relief while less sedation and morphine (a powerful pain medication) were needed. Other studies have also shown ketamine is effective in reducing pain in cancer patients who did not respond to morphine.

Ketamine infusions in Santa Monica and Los Angeles reconfigure pain signaling pathways, providing rapid and effective pain relief. Discover the transformative impact of ketamine on pain management. No other medication targets the NMDA receptors directly which helps shorten the duration of pain in treated patients. The anesthetic resets NMDA receptors, enabling the nervous system to return to its original state and allowing patients to experience optimal pain relief. These actions help ketamine infusion achieve longer-lasting positive outcomes as compared to most other pain medications.


Ketamine Infusion Experience

We aim to offer every client an enriched, comfortable experience at our high-end clinic. Our clinicians thoroughly evaluate your medical history and carry out a pain assessment before prescribing ketamine infusion therapy. The procedure involves inserting a tiny needle and a tube below the skin’s surface, through which ketamine is administered slowly as you relax in one of our comfortable chairs. Our extensive ketamine infusions in Santa Monica and Los Angeles typically last between 50 minutes to an hour, providing comprehensive and effective pain relief treatment.


The staff at the offices is so warm and inviting and safe. They are true professionals. Dr. Davis is simply the best. Knows his medicine incredibly well. Great bedside manners and if you unfortunately have spinal or medical needs he is the best person to do the work.

Joe B.

A clean and pleasant environment with professional, skilled and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Ian W.

Dr. Davis is the best interventional pain doctor. He is not only a brilliant diagnostician and clinician but he is warm, sincere, and honest. Most importantly, I feel safe with him.

Greg H.

This place is wonderful. The space is very nice and welcoming it feels more like a spa then a hospital. All the staff was very attentive and the follow up was great.

Chris W.

Ketamine Infusion FAQs

Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy Safe?

Ketamine infusion is generally considered safe when administered by trained professionals in a controlled medical setting, although potential side effects and individual health factors should be taken into account.

How Long Does the Beneficial Effect of Ketamine Infusion Last?

The duration of beneficial effects can vary from person to person, but many individuals experience relief for days to weeks after a single infusion session.

How Many Ketamine Infusion Sessions Are Usually Needed for Optimal Results?

The number of ketamine infusion sessions needed varies based on the individual and the condition being addressed. However, a standard treatment course typically includes 3 to 6 sessions conducted over a few weeks.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Although generally safe, undergoing ketamine infusions in Santa Monica and Los Angeles may carry potential side effects, including but not limited to nausea, dizziness, dissociation, and changes in blood pressure or heart rate. These effects are usually temporary and resolve shortly after the infusion.

What Should I Expect During a Ketamine Infusion Session?

The ketamine infusion involves the insertion of a small needle and tube beneath the skin, allowing for the slow administration of ketamine while you relax in a comfortable chair. A session typically lasts 50 minutes to an hour. You may experience dissociation, dream-like sensations, and altered perception, but you will be in a comfortable environment with supervision and care.

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At Source Healthcare, your comfort and safety are the top priorities. We are focused on building and nurturing doctor-client relationships and on achieving a streamlined turnaround time for diagnostics and treatments. We have been rated as the best Santa Monica spine, sports, and interventional pain management destination backed by evidence-based approaches, dedicated patient care, and positive outcomes.

We work closely with our clients to understand their unique concerns and pain relief requirements before designing individualized pain management protocols. Hundreds of our clients in Santa Monica and surrounding areas have achieved stunning results with pain relief and have regained confidence and zest to live life to the fullest.

Book an appointment for ketamine infusions in Santa Monica or Los Angeles with one of our skilled pain management specialists and take the first step towards a pain-free lifestyle.

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