Ketamine Therapy

effectively treat
persistent conditions

IV Ketamine infusion therapy can effectively treat chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Once called an alternative treatment, it has brought relief to thousands of individuals when other treatments have failed. Pain and depression often occur together not only because one causes the other, but because pain and depression share common pathways in your nervous system. Treasure Valley Pain Center’s in-office, 45-minute, medically supervised IV infusion leverages the benefits of Ketamine and vitamin therapies to address your symptoms upstream, allowing your neurons to start communicating along new pathways and provide stubborn symptom relief for chronic pain and depression.

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How does
ketamine work?

Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist that selectively interacts with key brain neurotransmitters. When ketamine binds to these receptors in the brain, neurons begin a process called synaptogenesis, meaning they start communicating along new pathways…affecting mood, cognition, and patterns of thoughts in general. This can reduce feelings of depression and repair damage which was caused by increased cortisol and other long-term stress hormones which affect the brain’s communication systems.

Ketamine therapy for
more than depression

If you require treatment for depression it is also well documented and we have developed a relationship with a local specialist in Ketamine therapy for depression. We are more than happy to support your comprehensive treatment though our relationship with the first and leading expert of this application in the Valley…Please feel free to ask any questions because we are here for you!

Ketamine is a promising modality in treating chronic pain. It is also an excellent treatment option to combine with our Stellate Ganglion Block for PTSD.

  1. Fast and effective
  2. Years of research: Ketamine has been used in medical settings for over 50 years for a variety of pain conditions, and the benefits of its application are growing!
  3. Lasting Relief: Ketamine has shown promise in many conditions that share common pathways from depression to chronic neuropathic pain which has not responded to other therapies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe?

    Yes. Ketamine has been used and studied in various applications for over 50 years. You will be overseen by clinical experts in our 45-minute, medically controlled and monitored infusions.

  • Is infusion therapy my only option for Ketamine?

    No, we specialize in various delivery methods based on your unique pain and chronicity and will discuss all options to find the best option for you.

  • How long do results last?

    Ketamine benefits are realized differently for various chronic pain conditions vs. treatment-resistant depression. With this in mind, If grouped treatments are required for your depression, you will have access to a local specialist in depression and ketamine therapy.

  • What are side effects of ketamine therapy?

    The side effects directly after ketamine are minimal and usually only last an hour or two. These include mild drowsiness, nausea, and increased blood pressure.

  • Who shouldn’t receive ketamine therapy?

    If you have a seizure disorder or PTSD, there may be other treatments which may work better for you. We can discuss this with you and help you decide on the best treatment possible for your symptoms.

  • What is the cost of Ketamine infusion therapy?

    Because it is considered “experimental,” insurance companies will not pay for ketamine infusions. Treasure Valley Pain Center accepts HSA & FSA among payment options. Cost is variable based on the delivery option you elect, and medication can be administered in office or delivered to your home. If you require referral to a specialist for treatment-resistant depression for structured treatment, the cost will increase based on the treatment selected. We will help you determine if outside referral for ketamine therapy is appropriate.

Ketamine treatments
to enhance your well-being

At Treasure Valley Pain Center, we’re dedicated to treatment that has brought relief to thousands of individuals when other treatments have failed. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the potential of Ketamine treatments.

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