As the rise of mental health and chronic pain conditions continue to rise, the search for a cure (other than opioids) continue to increase. A newly found treatment called IV Ketamine Therapy brings us great hope in being able to relieve treatment-resistant patients that have struggled their whole life. Intravenous (IV) Ketamine Infusion Therapy has been found to successfully treat mental health disorders such as PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, severe anxiety, as well as chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Patients are receiving the relief they've been searching for their whole life just after a few IV sessions.
So how does IV Ketamine Therapy work?
Although it unsure how Ketamine completely works, we understand what it does and
why it is so successful in managing patients pain. When Ketamine is injected into the bloodstream, it targets NDMA receptors in the brain. By binding to these receptors, ketamine appears to increase the amount of a neurotransmitter called glutamate in the spaces between neurons. Once this happens, Glutamate activates connections in another receptor, called the AMPA receptor. Together, the initial blockade of NMDA receptors and activation of AMPA receptors lead to the release of other molecules that help neurons communicate with each other along new pathways. This is known as Synaptogenesis -this process likely affects mood, thought patterns, and cognition. Patients who battle mental health conditions receive low doses of Ketamine and find relief immediately. In higher doses, Ketamine has been effective in reducing signals involved in inflammation which is used to treat patients who struggle with a variety of chronic pain conditions.
How do I know how much I need or if I qualify?
At NeuroMedici, you will schedule an in-depth consultation to distinguish if Ketamine is right for you. We understand that every patient has a different situation and our end goal is to get you a healthy mindset so you can live your best life possible! If you are eligible for Ketamine infusions, you will be given a recommended treatment plan that includes the number of sessions as well as the dose (determined by body weight and treatment) that our doctor sees best fit to treat you. Once you have your treatment plan, we will begin infusions and track progress after each session. Patients report that they feel relief just after one session! To see pricing, visit our website.