My son (adult) had surgery for an inguinal hernia 7 years ago and another surgery to the same site 3yr ago for increased pain. The Dr. removed the old mesh and used new mesh. He has never been pain free and the pain continues to increase. The first surgeon referred to another surgeon who says it is nerve pain and referred to Pain Management. The PM doctor is recommending Ketamine infusions, 1/day x5 days. Has this drug been found successful for this type of nerve pain?
Have you ever talked to your doctor about topical pain management creams? At my pharmacy we use ketamine in a compound with other medications for topical pain management. The nice part about the topical creams is that we can increase or decrease the dose of ketamine as needed. also when combined with other medications like lidocaine and ketoprofen a lot of patients see great success with pain relief. Also another plus side to compound medications is that they tend to be a lot cheaper for the patient. My pharmacy bills insurances like normal medications and typically the patient will just pay a co-pay (like other medications) for payment.
If you have any questions about compound creams or ointments feel free to contact me.
- Ketamine Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Ketamine (detailed)
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