Is this the future for pain patients?

NY Ketamine Infusions, LLC., offers ketamine infusion therapy treatments for those throughout the Tri-State area as well as NYC suffering from chronic pain syndromes and depression…

Chronic pain can be dramatically altered or even eliminated by ketamine infusions. Certain types of pain considered to be “neuropathic” in origin are considered to be most responsive to ketamine therapy. Examples of these kinds of pain are trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain (CRP), diabetic neuropathies, phantom limb pain, post herpetic neuralgia and fibromyalgia. However, other types of chronic pain such as chronic temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) pain, some headaches, and musculoskeletal pain may also benefit from ketamine infusions.

The few stories I’ve read from patients who have used ketamine treatments have been mostly positive, with the caveat that the treatments don’t last very long. It’s similar to how steroid injections can work, lasting for weeks or months, until it’s time for more.

Cost? Covered by insurance? You won’t find that information on the above website.

Alternatively, here in Albuquerque, there’s oxygen therapy:

We offer a recreational Oxygen Bar as well as Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy and portable Boost Oxygen cans to enhance your body’s ability to heal, reduce swelling, relieve joint pain, improve recovery time, increase athletic performance and promote an overall feeling of wellness.

$1 a minute, or $150 for 90 minutes.

Breathing has become expensive, lol.

4 thoughts on “Is this the future for pain patients?

  1. Ketamine is a veterinary tranquilizer. I’ve had it before, and it only lasted for about 10 hours. Although, those 10 hours you can’t feel a thing, so it does work. It seems like it’d be better as a transdermal or tablet, then allow the patient to dose at home, rather than having to visit the office frequently. That’s how they make their money, though.

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    • Do you remember the Dr. House episode involving Ketamine? For some patients, it appears to work like it did in that episode. Dr. House was pretty much pain-free for awhile, then it came back. What did they give you Ketamine for?

      There’s a difference between painkillers and tranquilizers, and I don’t know if it’s a good idea to treat chronic pain with Ketamine. A recent article mentions an ER using Ketamine in a nasal spray to treat acute pain, along with lidocaine shots and laughing gas. Still, it’s not like Ketamine and laughing gas aren’t addictive, although I don’t know about lidocaine.


  2. Im so curious about this oxygen treatment. I know the place you linked to is just a type of bar thing where you get enriched air, not sure how they do the hyperbaric chamber.
    I’m wondering if having oxygen every day b would do anything, and if so, how much? Too much can make you sick.
    I have O2 at home to treat cluster headaches. It works amazingly well. If I could fight off other headaches by using some every day, I’d do it.
    Wouldn’t it be amazing if it worked? Ha!

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