Palm Beach Pain, LLC
Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA
Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
As many as 20% of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. In addition to the physical effects, chronic pain can have a significant impact on your emotional and mental well-being. Finding an effective treatment for your chronic pain can be as draining as the pain itself. Ricardo Leano, MD, at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, may have a solution for you with ketamine infusions. To learn more about the innovative treatment, call the office or request a consultation online today.
Ketamine Infusion Q & A
What is ketamine?
Ketamine is a general anesthetic used during surgical procedures that don’t require muscle relaxation. More recently, the anesthetic has been shown to help manage chronic pain conditions that don’t respond well to traditional treatments and may serve as an alternative to opioids.
What is a ketamine infusion?
A ketamine infusion is a treatment offered at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, for the management of pain conditions that haven’t responded well to traditional treatments. People from all over come to Palm Beach Pain, LLC, for ketamine infusions. The providers conduct the infusions at the office under close supervision.
Am I a good candidate for a ketamine infusion?
The pain management specialists at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, determine if you’re a good candidate for ketamine infusion during your consultation. While the anesthetic has been shown to be an effective treatment for many pain conditions, your provider only recommends the infusion if you’ve tried and failed to get relief from traditional treatments.
Some of the pain conditions that may benefit from ketamine infusion include:
- Chronic regional pain syndrome
- Chronic neuropathic pain
- Cancer pain
Ketamine infusions are also used as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, which don’t respond well to traditional treatments.
What can I expect during a ketamine infusion?
The pain specialists at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, conduct your ketamine infusion at the office. During your treatment, you lie on a comfortable treatment table and then your specialist inserts an intravenous (IV) line into your arm, which is connected to a machine that infuses a small but steady dose of ketamine.
You should feel relaxed during your infusion. Treatment time varies depending on your ketamine dose and reason for treatment, but may take several hours.
After your infusion, your provider has you remain at the office for a set period of time for monitoring. You should notice an improvement in your pain within a few hours of treatment.
Due to the effects that ketamine infusion has on your body, the Palm Beach Pain, LLC, advises that you arrange to have someone help you home.
You may require more than one ketamine infusion to get the most benefits. Your pain specialist at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, reviews your treatment plan with you before you get started so you know what to expect.
Ketamine infusion may provide you with the pain relief you’ve been searching for. To schedule a consultation to learn more, call Palm Beach Pain, LLC, or request an appointment online today.