FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Considering ketamine treatment to help with an existing condition? Below are some of the most common questions asked by many who are just now discovering the promising abilities of ketamine for mood disorders and chronic pain treatment.
Will ketamine help?
Studies have shown Ketamine effective in 85% of patients diagnosed with Treatment Resistant Depression, Anxiety and Trauma
How well does ketamine work?
The majority of patients who go through Ketamine therapy discover that it does the job rather well to ease them of their chronic neuropathic pain, in addition to improving mood and aiding with treatment-resistant depression and various other mood disorders. Most of the time that ketamine therapy is utilized, the patient is pleased with the experience.
How is ketamine administered?
How much do ketamine treatments cost?
Ketamine treatment options differ in price. Ketamine infusions are various durations and the amount of sessions needed depends on what is being addressed. Please schedule an assessment to determine the most effective treatment option for you.
Are ketamine treatments covered by insurance?
Yes and No. Spravato, is a nasal spray Insurance companies pay for and we provide this treatment at our 2 physical locations in Paducah KY and Flint, MI. We also provide patients “superbills” which you can submit to most Insurance Companies for reimbursement for certain services/codes we provide.
Are ketamine treatments safe?
Ketamine treatments are considered reliable as long as they are carried out by a qualified medical professional who has had many years of experience involving working with ketamine.
How long do I have to stay on ketamine?
Studies have shown patients receive ketamine on a maintenance routine tailored for their symptoms and biology on average of 3 years. You should always work with your PCP and/or Psychiatrist as you receive Ketamine Therapy. We will work with them and communicate as patients request but do not require a referral for treatment.
Which route of administration is best for ketamine?
IV is best as it is 100% absorbed by the body, Intramuscular is 80-90% absorbed by the body, Intranasal and Sublingual have bioavailability ranging 20-35%. However, the most important variable is ketamine is going to do what it does no matter how it is administered but needs to be medically supervised and be aware it’s not a magic pill but yes, it’s a game changer!
Are there side effects of ketamine treatments?
Ketamine treatment options can present a number of side effects, including headache, queasiness, lightheadedness, respiratory depression, liver enzyme elevation, and arrhythmias.
What are the restrictions after a ketamine treatment?
After a ketamine infusion session, some limitations are required to aid comfortably and guarantee that the medication works appropriately. There should be absolutely no alcohol or extra sedative use for a few evenings immediately after the treatment.
If you make use of sleep aids, it is essential to speak with your physician about what you are taking prior to the treatment. If you are prone to nausea or vomiting, a light and bland diet can help to regulate it.