Analgesic effect of oral ketamine in chronic neuropathic pain of spinal origin: a case report.

@article{Fisher1999AnalgesicEO,
  title={Analgesic effect of oral ketamine in chronic neuropathic pain of spinal origin: a case report.},
  author={Kim M Fisher and Neil A Hagen},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={61-6}
}
Ketamine is an injectable anesthetic induction agent that has been reported to have analgesic activity in pain from a variety of mechanisms, but predominantly in neuralgic and dysesthetic neuropathic pain. In this case report we illustrate the effectiveness of ketamine in a patient with neuropathic pain resulting from cauda equina trauma. Among the issues addressed are the role of pretreatment with haloperidol to prevent ketamine-induced psychomimetic effects, the potential for fewer side… CONTINUE READING

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