About Ketamine Treatment
Is Ketamine for me?
Ketamine Infusion for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD
Willow Pain and Wellness understand that depression, anxiety, and PTSD affect the mind and the body, causing lack of sleep, changes in appetite, fatigue, headaches, and pain, as well as feelings of despair and helplessness. We strive to help you return to a sense of peace and fulfillment in your life.
Ketamine is administered by intravenous infusion (IV) over 40 minutes, for a series of six treatments scheduled over a three to six week period.
Studies have indicated that the effects can last from several weeks to several months.
*Please note that you must continue follow up care with your primary mental health care provider.
Ketamine Infusion for Chronic Pain
This treatment is specific for those who suffer from neurological pain, neuropathic pain, migraines, phantom limb pain, cancer-related pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Ketamine is administered by intravenous infusion (IV) over two hours.
*Booster infusions may be scheduled 6-8 weeks after initial treatment or as indicated on an individual basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has been found to have value in treating mental health disorders and chronic pain when given in low doses by infusion. Ketamine is not meant to replace your current therapy, but to work in addition to it.
The low doses of Ketamine used in our infusions are associated with very few side effects.
Potential side effects include dizziness, blurred vision, and rarely, nausea. Usually these resolve by themselves, but we have medications and comfort measures to help with these effects.
Is Ketamine addictive?
Unlike opioids, Ketamine is not associated with physical addiction.
Do I need a referral from another provider?
Patients are welcome to self-refer, however, patients who are seeking Ketamine infusions for mental health issues will need to be under the care of a mental health care/primary care provider.
Do I have to stop other medications?
Benzodiazepines may interfere with Ketamine’s effects. We ask that you not take these medications for 48 hours prior to your treatment. All other medications may be taken as scheduled.
*We may ask for a drug screen prior to infusion if indicated.
What will I be doing during the infusion?
We provide a quiet, relaxing, and comfortable environment for you during your infusion. You are welcome to bring your own pillow, throw, sleep mask, and headphones with relaxing music.
Will my insurance cover this?
The use of Ketamine for chronic pain and mental health disorders is not currently covered by insurance.