Ketamine Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects more than 1.3 million Americans and symptoms of this chronic disease are often difficult to manage. Severe inflammation and chronic pain can be debilitating and many arthritis sufferers turn to prescription pain medication to get some relief. Now, ketamine therapy is proving to be a viable treatment option for those suffering from chronic inflammation and joint pain. IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy may be especially beneficial to those who have not responded well to traditional treatments and are now looking for alternatives.

How Ketamine Therapy Reduces Arthritis Symptoms

Many patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis report symptoms such as chronic pain, swelling, and inflammation of the joints. These symptoms can be debilitating and may even lead to disability. Some chronic pain sufferers simply learn to live with the pain while others seek out medical treatment or alternative therapies to get the relief they so desperately need.


Ketamine infusions can help reduce and even eliminate much of the pain, swelling, stiffness, and discomfort people with rheumatoid arthritis experience. Ketamine is used in the medical field as a anesthetic, however, many doctors and specialists are finding ketamine has some valuable off label uses and can be especially beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain conditions. Ketamine infusions have shown few, if any, side effects and are well tolerated by most.


In 2017, CBS News covered a story about a 49-year-old woman with RA who went through with a 10-day IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy Treatment course. She reported the effects of treatment were immediate — joint stiffness and swelling virtually disappeared. The off-label use of ketamine infusions for alleviating RA pain has now been documented in the Journal of Medical Cases.


Ketamine Treatment for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis


At Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, many patients who have undergone Ketamine Infusion Therapy to relieve arthritis pain experience higher energy levels shortly after treatment and find it easier to complete everyday tasks almost immediately after treatment. Increased mobility and not having to worry about dealing with chronic pain can be life changing for many. For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a 5-day series of IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy is the typical course of treatment to achieve significant results. Infusions are administered in the office and patients are required to be picked up by someone after their infusion.


Dr. Steven L. Mandel is helping patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Orange County, California get the relief they need. Those suffering from RA or other chronic pain conditions can come to the clinic to receive Ketamine Therapy in a comfortable and private setting.


For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling  310-270-0625.

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