Ketamine Infusion Therapy

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Ketamine infusion therapy is a promising pain management approach that is offered when conventional pain medications and treatments fail to bring relief. If you have been searching for a comprehensive Santa Monica pain management clinic, look no further than Source Healthcare. Recognized as the best spine, sports, and interventional pain management center in Santa Monica and surrounding areas, we have been offering advanced evidence-based pain relief treatments.

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. More recently, ketamine is used also to treat mood disorders. To know how ketamine works to block pain, it is important to understand the role of certain pain receptors called NMDA.

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 has 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 restructures the pain signaling pathways to bring about quick and effective pain relief. No other medication targets the NMDA receptors directly which helps shorten the duration of pain in treated patients. The anesthetic resets NMDA receptors which enables the nervous system to return to its original state, allowing patients to experience optimal pain relief. These actions help ketamine infusion achieve longer-lasting positive outcomes as compared to most other pain medications.

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Ketamine Infusion Experience

Our goal is 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. The entire infusion can take anywhere from 50 minutes to an hour.

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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.

Schedule an appointment with one of our highly experienced pain management specialists to lead a pain-free life.

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