People suffering from various chronic pain and mood disorders can find relief from their symptoms at Relievus Pain Management. The health center offers ketamine therapy for disorders such as complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and major depression. Ketamine therapy has been shown to be effective in over 70 percent of people that opt-in for the treatment option.
By providing ketamine therapy to patients across New Jersey, Relievus pain management can help those that have found no relief using traditional forms of therapy. The team at the health center prides themselves on their devotion to their patients and their no-quit attitude when it comes to helping people regain an improved quality of life.
A preliminary consultation and evaluation of your medical history will determine if you’re a worthwhile candidate for ketamine and assess if you have any health conditions that make ketamine unsafe. If you’re approved to proceed with ketamine infusion therapy, Relievus Pain Management typically begins with one or two infusions back to back to see if they are effective for you.
During the infusions, ketamine is administered over a period of 45 minutes to 60 minutes. The amount given will not cause you to lose consciousness. During the infusion, most patients have a mild dissociative experience, with increased sensitivity to light and sound and an altered perception of time and color. Most patients tolerate these experiences without discomfort and many people find them to be pleasant. In the rare case these side effects are considered unpleasant, other rapid-acting medications can be used to relieve or eliminate this discomfort. Once the infusion is complete, the dissociative effects of the drug rapidly dissipate and are often mostly gone within 20-30 minutes. There are no delayed “flashbacks” and patients generally leave Relievus Pain Management’s offices within 30 minutes following the infusion and aside from mild fatigue, feel much like themselves.
Most patients who respond to the infusions see some improvement the day of or after their second infusion. If not, Relievus Pain Management may attempt a longer and/or higher dose infusion. If there is still no response, the clinic generally stop further treatment. If ketamine does improve your mood, outlook, and functionality, Relievus Pain Management suggests that you receive 2-4 additional infusions over the next 4 weeks (1-2 infusions every 2 weeks) to maximize ketamine’s brain-repairing abilities. That is a total of 6 infusions for one full series.
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