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Orlando Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Specialists

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of chronic joint inflammation that can cause pain, stiff joints, and fatigue. As RA progresses, the pain can become so severe that it affects daily activities and quality of life. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help manage RA-related pain, including interventional pain management with ketamine infusions. We’ll discuss what ketamine infusions are and how they can be used to help manage RA-related pain.


What is a Ketamine Infusion?

Ketamine infusions are a type of interventional pain management that involves injecting small doses of ketamine into the body. The purpose of the infusion is to block nerve pathways in the brain that cause pain signals to be sent to your brain. This helps reduce the sensation of chronic pain associated with RA.


Benefits of Ketamine Infusions for RA Pain Management

Ketamine infusions offer several benefits when it comes to managing RA-related pain. First and foremost, they provide relief from severe chronic pain without the use of opioids or other narcotic medications. This means fewer side effects and less risk of dependency or addiction. Additionally, ketamine infusions are effective in treating depression which can often accompany long-term chronic illnesses like RA. Finally, ketamine infusions are relatively quick procedures with minimal recovery time required afterward—patients typically return home within an hour after their procedure is finished.


Potential Side Effects & Risks

As with any medical treatment or procedure, there are potential risks associated with ketamine infusions for RA patients. These include nausea, dizziness, headaches, confusion, or disorientation during or after the procedure as well as changes in blood pressure or heart rate during treatment. It’s important to speak with your doctor about any potential risks before undergoing this type of interventional pain management for RA-related pain relief.



In conclusion, ketamine infusions may offer an effective way to manage severe chronic pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis without relying on opioid medications or other narcotics that carry a risk of dependence or addiction. While there are potential side effects and risks associated with this type of interventional therapy for RA patients, most people report feeling relief from their symptoms after just one treatment session. If you suffer from chronic arthritic joint inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis and want to pursue an alternative form of treatment for long-term relief from your symptoms without relying on opioids or narcotics, talk to your doctor about whether ketamine infusion therapy may be right for you!

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