The Florida Spine Institute is a pain management clinic that provides compassionate care using cutting-edge therapy. The clinic offers both surgical and non-surgical options for chronic pain, although their main goal is to avoid surgery whenever possible. That is why they offer ketamine therapy as a way to provide relief from chronic pain conditions and psychiatric disorders.
The elite team of doctors at the Florida Spine Institute runs the practice under the mantra, “excellence with compassion,” because they know just how difficult it can be to live with a treatment-resistant condition. Some specific health disorders they treat with ketamine include fibromyalgia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and complex regional pain syndrome. For over two decades, the clinic has helped thousands of patients reclaim control of their lives and their health disorders.
– Intravenous (IV) Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Depending on the nature of your pain and your responsiveness to initial sessions, treatment protocols are individually planned. A variety of medications can be used including lidocaine, ketamine, and magnesium. Infusion cocktails are prepared at the Florida Spine Institute so they can be tailored to each patient’s therapeutic needs. These medications are generally mixed with saline in an IV bag and infused slowly over several hours depending on the protocol and medications being used. Most often, a spectrum of treatments will be suggested daily for a period of a week or more. The time period for pain relief following one or more ketamine infusions cannot be foreseen.
The Florida Spine Institute’s goal is for patients to enjoy lasting relief that can be measured in weeks or months after their last treatment. Almost all patients who experience extended pain relief will need to have occasional booster infusions or to take low-dose intranasal ketamine at home.
Ketamine infusions function as part of a treatment plan or as an alternative to unsuccessful treatments for those whose conventional therapies or medications have had little or no effect on their mental and physical health conditions. By increasing glutamate production, and by “resetting” pain signal receptors, ketamine offers hope and health to those dealing with difficult to manage problems.