What is Ketamine IV Therapy?
Bipolar disorder causes alternating feelings of depression and elation. IV ketamine therapy can help balance cerebral activity, and may alleviate some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Ketamine is effective in treating various chronic pain syndromes, especially those that have a neuropathic component, like fibromyalgia.
Anxiety disorder is highly prevalent in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it affects about 40 million Americans, which is approximately 20% of the population. Ketamine therapy plays an important role in the treatment of anxiety. Approximately 30-40% of those seeking treatment for anxiety, do not achieve remission with standard medications and therapies. IV ketamine has been proven to effectively treat anxiety in patients with treatment-resistance.
Ketamine is a powerful pain reliever. It has been used as an anesthetic on the battlefield. It is also used to prepare patients for surgery. Ketamine is safe, especially compared to other anesthetics, because it offers fast-acting pain relief without impairing breathing function. There is growing evidence that long-term treatment of chronic pain with ketamine will provide prolonged pain relief.
Ketamine can provide pain relief for those who suffer from spinal cord injuries. Ketamine works by stimulating brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and the growth of neurons in the brain. Researchers have also observed increased synaptic connections in patients treated with IV ketamine therapy. This neuronal growth and increased neuronal interconnectivity relieve symptoms of spinal injuries.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
More than 3 million US adults suffer from PTSD each year. It is highly prevalent among military personnel, victims of domestic violence, and those who have suffered an accident or another type of traumatic event. Although PTSD can be disruptive and debilitating, it can also be a difficult condition to treat. IV ketamine has been shown to improve symptoms of treatment resistant PTSD.
The National Institute of Mental Health lists depression as one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. In a recent study, around 17 million adults in the US had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
However, standard antidepressant and therapy treatments do not work for everyone with depression. IV ketamine therapy is a well-established, safe and effective treatment option for those with treatment-resistant depression.
Phantom Limb Pain
Although there is still a lot unknown about phantom limb pain, it is clear that PLP involves both central and peripheral neural factors that activate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Ketamine is known to block these NMDA receptors. Because of this, IV ketamine is considered to be a potentially effective treatment for many neuropathic disorders, including PLP.
Neuralgia is a mild to severe, shooting pain felt along a nerve pathway. Although are different types of neuralgia, they all can affect the ability to perform everyday tasks and can reduce quality of life. If medications and nonpharmacological interventions don’t work, IV ketamine therapy may be a treatment option for neuralgia. IV ketamine is known for its ability to help relieve therapy-resistant chronic pain syndromes, especially those syndromes that have a neuropathic component, including neuralgia.
At Neuro Wellness Spa, we administer low levels of ketamine in a controlled environment.
Ketamine can be used an anesthetic during surgery. However, the dosage we use during therapy is much lower.
At Neuro Wellness Spa we use FDA-approved doses and closely monitor our patients to make sure they are comfortable and relaxed.
We specialize in a number of services and take a holistic, personalized approach to healing.
If you’ve tried other treatment options unsuccessfully, you are not alone. Many patients with treatment-resistant illness have found success with IV ketamine therapy.
IV ketamine therapy is an evidence-based treatment option and has helped many people find relief from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other conditions. It may be able to help you or a loved one too.
At Neuro Wellness Spa, we want to share wellness solutions with the South Bay. Every day, we strive to educate our patients about this emerging therapy and offer care to those in need. Our mission is to help those who suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and mental illness with the full spectrum of available and effective treatment options.
If you would like to learn more about ketamine therapy, or one of the other wellness services we offer, contact our professional team today.
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