If you suffer from chronic headaches, you know how debilitating they can be. They can make it difficult to work, socialize, and enjoy life. If you’ve tried other treatments without success, you may be a good candidate for ketamine infusions.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medication that has been used for decades as an anesthetic. Recently, it has gained popularity as a treatment for chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. When used in low doses, ketamine can help to alleviate pain and improve mood.
How Does Ketamine Help Headaches?
Ketamine works by blocking a specific type of receptor in the brain called the NMDA receptor. This receptor is involved in the development of chronic pain and is thought to play a role in headaches and migraines. By blocking this receptor, ketamine can help to alleviate pain and reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.
What Can I Expect During a Ketamine Infusion?
A ketamine infusion typically takes 45-60 minutes. During the infusion, you will be closely monitored by a medical professional to ensure your safety. You may experience mild dissociative effects, but these usually subside within a few hours.
Is Ketamine Safe?
When used under the supervision of a trained medical professional, ketamine is generally safe. However, like any medication, it does carry some risks. Your healthcare provider will discuss these risks with you and help you determine if ketamine is the right treatment for you.
Why Choose Nao Medical?
At Nao Medical, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality, most affordable care possible. Our focus on preventive care and innovative technology sets us apart from traditional urgent care clinics. With short wait times, caring staff, and a tech-focused approach, we make it easy for you to get the care you need when you need it.
What should I do to prepare for a ketamine infusion?
- You should avoid eating or drinking for 6 hours before the infusion.
- You should arrange for someone to drive you home after the infusion.
How many ketamine infusions will I need?
The number of infusions you will need depends on your individual situation. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Will my insurance cover ketamine infusions?
Ketamine infusions are generally not covered by insurance. However, at Nao Medical, we offercompetitive pricing and financing options to make treatment as affordable as possible.
Are there any side effects of ketamine infusions?
Some patients may experience mild side effects such as nausea, dizziness, or headache. These side effects typically subside within a few hours. Your healthcare provider will monitor you closely during the infusion to ensure your safety.
Can ketamine infusions help with other conditions?
Yes, ketamine infusions have been used to treat a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain. Talk to your healthcare provider to see if ketamine may be a good option for you.
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If you’re ready to take control of your chronic headaches and improve your quality of life, book an appointment with Nao Medical today. Our caring and knowledgeable staff are here to help you every step of the way.
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