Ignite Wellness Clinic

Ketamine Infusion

Ketamine Infusion in Roanoke, VA

IV Ketamine infusion is a wellness procedure that provides alternative treatment for a variety of mental disorders and offers pain relief based on the patient’s needs. Mental health specialists refer patients with a variety of mental health conditions including: 

  • Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Chronic Pain of the extremities
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

At Ignite, we offer IV Ketamine Therapy as an adjunct treatment, we do not take the place of your mental health provider or chronic pain provider. In addition, we offer IV Nutritional Therapy that may be a supportive therapy. If your health care provider has exhausted other therapies, IV Ketamine with or without IV Nutritional Therapy might help.

If you are looking for an alternative treatment to relieve symptoms of a mental health disorder or for pain relief, contact Ignite Wellness Clinic to discuss your condition and if IV Ketamine Therapy is the right treatment for you. Please call, (540) 358-8455 to schedule your consultation at our wellness clinic in Roanoke, VA.

What is IV Ketamine Infusion?

Ketamine Infusion Therapy involves the administration of a low, steady dose of Ketamine through an IV. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic with a fast onset, minimal negative respiratory effects, potent analgesic properties, and a high level of safety. Ketamine seems to interrupt association pathways of the brain (producing a kind of “reset”), lending to its antidepressant and pain-relieving effects. Ketamine has shown promising, and sometimes profound results in the treatment of the above-mentioned conditions to name a few.

Why Choose Ignite Wellness Clinic

We are the first clinic in the greater Roanoke area dedicated to providing this safe and effective therapy in a comfortable, welcoming setting. You will enjoy your therapy in a heated massage power recliner. We will always numb the area before we start your IV. And don’t worry, a fantastic experience with IV starts is a must for our providers. We will do our best to set the mood that makes you most comfortable in your private room. We want to help you feel better AND enjoy spending time with us! Sheila Farmer, CRNA has been delivering anesthesia for 22 years and is adept at administering Ketamine safely and effectively. She has also completed the Ketamine Academy Course. We are always following research and evolving practices so that your Ketamine Therapy has the best chance of helping you. Our mission at Ignite is to return you to your BEST LIVING. We all deserve to feel our best!


What Should You Expect?

Talk to your Doctor or Mental Health Provider to see if IV Ketamine Therapy is right for you (or we can speak with them for you). You can print a referral form here to take to your Doctor. You can also schedule a consultation. You’ll need an empty stomach, so generally, don’t eat or drink anything after midnight prior. You also need a responsible adult to drive you home. Your buddy is welcome to sit with you during your infusion if you want. 

For treatment of Depression/Anxiety- Our current treatment plan is a series of six 40-minute infusions spread over a 2-3 week period. After that, you can schedule your infusions as needed. Antidepressant effects last an average of 2-3 weeks and have (in rare cases) lasted as many as 3 months.

If your Ketamine infusion is for the treatment of Chronic Pain, we will likely draw some labs a few days prior to your first appointment. Initially, you will have 5 consecutive days of 4-hour infusions, then every 6 months as needed. 

When you arrive for your infusion we will get you comfortable, place some monitors and start your IV. During your ketamine infusion, you will receive a steady dose that produces light to moderate sedation. You will be able to respond to others. You may feel like you are in a dream-like state or that you are only “half-present”….. We will remain with you and gently talk to you at times. When your infusion is over, we will give you a snack and wait until you are ready to be safely discharged. When receiving anesthetic medications like ketamine, you cannot do things like drive or make important decisions, etc for 24 hours to be safe.

Schedule a Consultation for IV Ketamine Therapy in Roanoke, VA Today

If you are looking for an alternative treatment option for a mental disorder or pain relief, contact the wellness providers at Ignite Wellness Clinic to discuss how IV Ketamine Therapy can help you. To schedule your consultation at our wellness center in Roanoke, VA, please call (540) 358-8455 or request your appointment using our secure online form.

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