Ketamine Infusion Therapy

What Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy uses ketamine, a potent anesthetic and psychotropic pain reliever, administered by IV to treat certain types of chronic pain and psychiatric conditions not responsive to classic therapies.

Who Benefits From Ketamine Infusions?

There are also several uses for patients struggling with chronic pain. Some of the types of pain that can be treated with ketamine infusion include: 

  • Neuropathic pains including 
    • Chemotherapy-induced 
    • Nerve-injury-induced (from surgery or an accident) 
    • Diabetic 
  • Chronic neck and back pain 
  • Severe fibromyalgia 
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) 
    • This type of pain is often felt after recovering from an injury 

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

It can be a single infusion or a series of infusions depending on the patient’s response.

Meet The Specialist

Dr. Shahbaz Farnad

Pain Management & Anesthesiology

Dr. Shahbaz Farnad, M.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. He earned his Medical Degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Farnad completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and went on to complete his training as a Fellow in Interventional Pain Management at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and subsequently earned his American Board of Anesthesiology subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.