What can you treat with Ketamine?

Beyond its conventional clinical use as an anesthetic agent, ketamine has increasingly shown good results in the treatment of other conditions. These other conditions are often grouped into the categories of mood disorders and neuropathic pain conditions. Here is a more detailed list:

WE HAVE SUBSTANTIAL RESEARCH DATA AND CLINICAL DATA SHOWING KETAMINE IS VERY EFFECTIVE FOR:

WE HAVE MANY RESEARCH PAPERS AND CLINICAL DATA SHOWING KETAMINE IS EFFECTIVE FOR:

WE HAVE GOOD CLINICAL EVIDENCE BUT ONLY A FEW RESEARCH PAPERS SHOWING KETAMINE APPEARS TO BE EFFECTIVE AT RELIEVING THE WORST SYMPTOMS OF:

WE HAVE LIMITED OR FEW PAPERS AND SOME CLINICAL EXPERIENCE SHOWING KETAMINE IS LIKELY EFFECTIVE FOR REDUCING SYMPTOMS OF:

The list of things that ketamine therapies are good for, or may be good for, is surprisingly long – It has unique effects on the nervous system which can be a benefit in many illnesses. Researchers and clinicians are still trying to find the best uses and most appropriate protocols for this medication for different indications, although in many cases we have sufficient information – including significant knowledge of the drug itself – for its use to benefit patients under appropriately-trained physicians.

 

About Me, Dr Allison Wells: I started Lone Star Infusion to provide infusion therapies for depression, PTSD, pain and more – focused on ketamine infusion therapy and focused on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. I am a licensed, board-certified anesthesiologist. I am super passionate about being a partner in helping people feel their best with evidence-based medicine.

An Important Disclaimer: The information in this and other blog posts represents my informed opinion or the opinion of others, and does not constitute medical advice and should not be relied upon to make decisions regarding medical care. To address the specific details of your medical conditions and treatments please speak with your doctors.

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