May 27, 2008
Three years ago a 25-year-old female from Florida USA injured her right face. Her CRPS symptoms spread to include upper and lower extremities. Eating is difficult due to painful opening of her mouth.
Despite aggressive treatment with medications and numerous sympathetic nerve blocks her symptoms became progressively worse.
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:
Effects of Ketamine on Facial Appearance
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