Ketamine has gained significance in treating chronic pain and depression since the 1990s. At our clinics, ketamine infusions are performed in a comfortable, private setting by qualified experts. Our clinicians are members of American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners, who are dedicated to the safe clinical use of ketamine for pain and mental health conditions. If you have been struggling with unsuccessful treatments, ketamine may work for you.

 
Ketamine is an anesthetic used in the operating room during surgery. It interacts with specific receptors in your brain to decrease pain and your brain's memory of pain. Intravenous ketamine is only FDA-approved for anesthesia and surgical sedation.
More recently however, doctors have used low-dose ketamine infusions to alleviate chronic pain conditions, depression, anxiety and other behavioral health purposes.

Ketamine was initially used as an anesthesia medicine in the 1960s. It was administered to soldiers on the front lines during the Vietnam War. Since the 1990s, many clinical studies have found that ketamine is not only useful to relieve pain short term, but can be an effective way to treat certain chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia, migraines and burns. In the 2000s medical studies showed ketamine was a viable alternative treatment for depression. Today mental health professionals are using ketamine to treat treatment-resistant depression and other mental conditions such as PTSD. Ketamine is also used to treat chronic moderate to severe pain.


 
If you suffer from Chronic regional pain syndrome, Phantom limb syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic back or neck pain, Chronic joint pain or neuralgia, Ketamine Infusions may give you the relief you've been missing.
 Side effects of Ketamine include the following: 
  • A dream-like feeling and/or drowsiness. Some patients describe this as a twilight sleep, where they experience drowsiness but are awake throughout the treatment.
  • Double vision or blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Jerky muscle movements
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep disturbances or insomnia
  • High blood pressure (why we check blood pressure and patients whose hypertension is not well controlled are not eligible for treatment)
If you've completed a Ketamine Infusion consultation and are scheduled for an infusion, the length of your ketamine infusion may vary depending on your condition. After your infusion, we  recommend you remain at the office for observation for about 30 minutes and arrange to have someone bring you home.  We also recommend that you take it easy for the remainder of the day.
To get the most benefits out of your ketamine infusions, you may need a series of treatments.  
 
We are IV infusion experts. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, commonly used in the operating room for general anesthesia. Dr. Klim and Dr. Neilson are double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Additionally, Drs Klim and Neilson are both members of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists and Practitioners. Our approach to patient care combines meticulous attention to safety, effectiveness and patient satisfaction.