June 19, 2008
Five years ago, a 17-year-old female from Florida USA fractured her right wrist. Initially, her CRPS symptoms were controlled with physical therapy and sympathetic nerve blocks. Over time the nerve blocks became less effective leading to depression and making it impossible for the patient to attend school.
The graph below illustrates that following the administration of escalating doses of IV ketamine over three consecutive days there was normalization of pain thresholds. This was accomplished as an outpatient. The following video shows that the patient had significant functional improvements after the 3-day ketamine treatment. Side effects are discussed:
Measurement of Pain Thresholds .... Learn more
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