Ketamine is a widely used painkiller and anesthetic that does not depress the cardiovascular or respiratory systems as much as other anesthetics. Lidocaine is commonly used as a topical anesthetic, to numb the skin for a treatment. It can also treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Infusions (intravenous or IV treatment) of ketamine and lidocaine can be effective for pain relief.
WHY INTRAVENOUS (IV)?
Receiving the ketamine/lidocaine intravenously allows our team to control the actual amount of the medicine in your blood and receive a concentration that will get you your desired effect.
DOES KETAMINE HAVE OTHER USES?
Yes. Ketamine is also used as a treatment for various mental health conditions. It also has shown promise for treating fibromyalgia pain. Widespread muscle pain and tenderness are the most common symptoms of this fibromyalgia.