Ketamine Infusion & Pain Management

We provide Ketamine Infusion for chronic and neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia and depression. See how Nona Medical Arts can help you get your life back from chronic joint, back, head and nerve pain.

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What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is an anesthetic developed in the early 1960s.  It is one of the most widely used drugs in modern medicine, and is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.  It has a variety of medical uses, and is FDA-approved as an anesthetic agent.  Ketamine has a remarkably safe track record in surgical settings, and is frequently used in pediatric surgery.  Because Ketamine does not cause respiratory depression or low blood pressure, the US military has used it as a battlefield anesthetic since the Vietnam War.  Ketamine is currently a controlled substance in many countries, and in the US ketamine it is listed as a DEA Schedule III.

In pain management ketamine is used to treat painful debilitating and refractory nervous system diseases such as RSD/CRPS or even fibromyalgia. Ketamine is also used to treat depression

Mechanism of Acton

When nerve related pain persists for a long period of time, the nervous system becomes progressively more active and irritable. In these cases non-painful stimuli such as light touch can begin to elicit an intensely painful response.  This phenomenon is commonly referred to as “wind up,” and involves activation of NMDA receptors. Ketamine works by preventing the “wind up” that occurs in some painful conditions.  Blockade of the NMDA  receptor by ketamine is thought to prevent the process of “wind up.”  This is one of the prevailing theories for how ketamine works.

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