Ketamine is delivered in a variety of manners, and is typically used to treat a variety of chronic neuropathic pain disorders in patients who have not responded to other forms of pain management. Ketamine has been shown to be particularly safe and efficacious for the management of refractory complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), but our team is experienced in approaching a number of pain conditions with this treatment.
At Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants, we provide Ketamine infusions in a state of the art facility which is carefully monitored to optimize patient safety and comfort. Infusions for refractory pain are often administered following a 4 hour infusion protocol with one to one nursing care. With close collaboration with mental health professionals, we also have capabilities for 1 hour infusions for management of refractory depression. A typical protocol to determine a response to this treatment is to provide up to 3 infusions over a 2 week time frame.