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Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Therapy services offered in White Plains and Pleasant Valley, NY

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

If you suffer from chronic pain, treatment-resistant depression, or another mental health concern, see board-certified anesthesiologist Michael Kullman, MD, in White Plains, New York. He provides ketamine infusion therapy to help you regain an exceptional quality of life. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation with Dr. Kullman by phone or online today.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy Q&A

What is ketamine infusion therapy? 

Ketamine infusion therapy, or intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy, is a treatment in which your provider infuses ketamine (an anesthetic) directly into your bloodstream for quick absorption. 

This form of treatment is commonly used to ease chronic pain or various mental health conditions. Dr. Kullman offers compassionate, personalized care during ketamine therapy. 

He also provides at-home ketamine treatments if you prefer. Methods of administering home ketamine therapy include nasal sprays, pills, and dissolving tablets.

How does ketamine infusion therapy work?

Ketamine infusion therapy works by inhibiting a pain receptor in the spinal cord that interferes with pain transmission throughout your body. It disrupts a neurotransmitter called glutamate, which is involved in mood and pain regulation. 

What is ketamine infusion therapy used for?

Ketamine infusion therapy can treat the following: 

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Nerve pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments
  • Migraines
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Treatment-resistant depression 
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postmenopausal depression 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Adolescent mental health concerns
  • Adult and geriatric mental health issues

It’s common to have more than one pain-causing condition or mental health disorder at the same time. See Dr. Kullman at the first sign of a problem.

Am I a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy?

To determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, Dr. Kullman discusses the reason for your visit. He completes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and a physical exam to screen for signs of potential medical issues. 

You might need blood testing, imaging procedures, or additional diagnostic tests.

What happens during ketamine infusion therapy?

During ketamine infusion treatment, you can rest, take a nap, read a book, listen to music, or browse the internet. 

Dr. Kullman inserts a needle into one of your veins to infuse ketamine into your bloodstream. Each ketamine infusion typically lasts about 40-60 minutes, but individualized treatment times vary from person to person. Have someone drive you home afterward.

How many treatment sessions do I need?

Dr. Kullman lets you know what to expect during ketamine infusion treatment. You might need just a few sessions or an extended series of treatments, depending on the severity of your symptoms and the specific condition you’re diagnosed with. 

Schedule an in-person or telehealth ketamine infusion therapy evaluation with Michael Kullman, MD, by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.