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A 38-year-old member asked:

What should i do if i have chronic back pain, and the doctor wants to do this ketamine infusion therapy on me, i never heard of this.do you or anyone know what this is?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
2 nd opinion: Find another physician neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to get 2 nd opinion.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
See Spine Specialist: I would recommend seeing a true spine specialist to make sure all avenues of care have not been addressed already. Its not that the ketamine infusion is wrong to do, its that it is not first line, second line or even third line option. It is usually the last resort if all treatments/surgeries have failed.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014

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