Ketamine works differently than traditional pain medications. For those who suffer from chronic pain, ketamine injections can be helpful to reverse central sensitization and enhance descending modulatory pathways.
In other words, ketamine infusions reboot your neurotransmitters!
They work on the NMDA receptor (aka N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor) and do not cause sedation, respiratory depression or other dangerous side effects.
These injections can be helpful for people who want to decrease their reliance on opioid medications or those for whom opioids have not been effective.
At Way Out West, your ketamine infusions will be administered by experienced professionals in a calming environment in accordance with your treatment plan.
Dr. Martinez tailors your infusion to your specific needs in order for the injections to help with chronic pain management. Therefore, it is a highly effective tool for patients who have tried other treatments.