There are some ketamine treatments that help patients recover from severe pain, and among them, ketamine infusion is among the best therapy options. 

Although ketamine infusion is considered one of the best methods, only a ketamine provider will prescribe the treatment type as not all doctors are trained or specialize in this form of treatment. Here at Lifestream Health Center, our medical doctors are well trained and have experienced great success prescribing Ketamine infusion therapy.

Common techniques used in ketamine treatment

1- Ketamine infusions.

As the name suggests, ketamine infusions are administered intravenously, and the treatment is carried out in a hospital or clinic. The treatment lasts for about 40 minutes. Moreover, ketamine infusions are considered the most effective. 

2- Troche or lozenges.

This treatment is suitable for people who want to do therapy at home. However, the treatment can also be administered in ketamine clinics. Unlike infusions, lozenges are administered orally. It can be used as an initial treatment or maintenance measure between intramuscular, intravenous or intranasal therapies.

3- Intramuscular

The thighs and arms are thought to be the largest muscles in the body, and a single dose of ketamine is injected into these muscles to help sufferers with severe pain. Like the intravenous treatment, the intramuscular treatment takes about 40 minutes. The procedure cannot be done at home but requires a professional to perform intramuscular ketamine therapy.

4- Nasal Ketamine

Two forms are available for nasal treatment. However, the FDA has only approved Spravato, which must be administered in a Suboxone clinic under professional supervision. They will monitor you for 2 hours after administering the dose to observe any side effects.

Since Spravato is FDA-approved, a portion of your treatment will be covered by your insurance. Otherwise, all ketamine use is considered “off-label”.

If you are uncomfortable with this treatment, you can use ketamine nasal spray, which is designed to meet your exact needs based on your doctor’s recommendations.

Points to consider before starting ketamine therapy

Ketamine infusion therapy is a medication-assisted therapy. So, if you want to start such a treatment, you need to keep in mind that there may be some potential side effects. For this reason, it is recommended to see a professional, certified and licensed Ketamine doctor to avoid any unpleasantness.

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