Ketamine Therapy in Dallas for Chronic Pain and Mood Disorders
Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, migraines, and other mental and physical issues can be excruciating. While treatments are available to help a patient suffering from these conditions, it may take time to feel the relief and achieve long-term results.
Ketamine treatment promises instant relief for those hard-to-treat mental illnesses and physical aches and pains. At Arthritis Relief Institute in Texas, we can treat your condition with an FDA-approved Ketamine infusion therapy.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine has been around since the early 1960s. However, in 1970, the government initially authorized the use of Ketamine on the soldiers injured on the Vietnam War’s battlefields. Thanks to the anesthetic properties of Ketamine that can sedate a person or a small dose can help numb the senses, so a person feels detached from their surroundings.
Ketamine is a drug used as an anesthetic. It can be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. When it’s used as an anesthetic, ketamine blocks pain signals from the brain. Ketamine Therapy also has been found to have antidepressant effects and may be helpful. Ketamine may be a promising alternative to opioids. If a person responds to ketamine, it can rapidly reduce suicidality (life-threatening thoughts and acts) and relieve other serious symptoms of depression. Ketamine also can be effective for treating depression combined with anxiety.
The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) places Ketamine in a Schedule III class. This allows the doctors to use it for medical purposes and prescribe a certain amount to the patients.
Ketamine is a drug that can act faster than any pain-killer or antidepressant medication. If you are suffering from acute anxiety, PTSD, or treatment-resistant depression, Ketamine can be a real life-saver.
The doctor will administer Ketamine via a slow intravenous (IV) drip. You will feel the extremely therapeutic and calming effects in your brain’s regions responsible for controlling behavior, mood, and feeling pain.
Thanks to Ketamine’s instant anesthetic properties that you will feel this effect the moment Ketamine enters your bloodstream. Patients experiencing a severe depressive episode, anxiety, panic attack, chronic pain, and suicidal thoughts can benefit from Ketamine’s instant and lasting relief.
Emergency responders often administer Ketamine to agitated patients to calm them down. If you have been unable to get rid of certain pains after an injury or surgery, Ketamine infusion therapy can help you long-term.
Ketamine Infusion: High Success Rate
Numerous studies are currently under process to explore the full potential of Ketamine infusion. However, research shows that there has been a high success rate when treating patients with chronic pains and mental health issues.
According to studies, more than half of the patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD) have experienced significant symptoms relief after just one Ketamine infusion. Promisingly, the majority of the remaining people experience the same result within 2 to 3 Ketamine infusions.
It is the efficacy rate of Ketamine infusions that make it such a beneficial treatment option for post-surgical pain recovery. If you are in Texas and have had an injury or you suffer from post-surgical pains, a single Ketamine treatment in Dallas can not only reduce or alleviate your pain but also achieve lasting pain relief.
Ketamine Infusions: A Treatment for Chronic Pains, Conditions, and Illnesses
From physical agony to emotional stress of medical illnesses, Ketamine treatment can help in more scenarios than you would imagine.
Chronic Pain and Ketamine Therapy Dallas
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of young adults in the US suffer from chronic pain every year. If you have had pain that has lasted from months to a year or more, you are suffering from chronic pain.
This discomfort does not only cause you physical agony but can take its toll on your mental health and quality of both personal and professional life. Chronic pains may also hamper your sleeping patterns manifesting in other physical and mental health issues.
Ketamine infusion will help block your brain’s pain receptions. As Ketamine enters your bloodstream and reaches your brain, it resets the nerve cells in your brain and spine. Now, you do not have to rely on opioids and other pain-relieving medicines. Ketamine infusions are far more efficient and effective than traditional medication.
Medical Conditions Treatable Via Ketamine Treatment Dallas
Ketamine therapy has shown promising results when it comes to treating aches, pains, and symptoms associated with numerous medical conditions. Unlike traditional medicine and treatments that can take months or years to do the job, Ketamine infusion promises faster results while offering instant relief to the patient.
Whether it is the physical health condition inflicting pain or vice versa, Ketamine can help in both situations. Most patients reported feeling their symptoms dissipate and a sense of relief taking over right after the doctor administers Ketamine infusion.
Here are some of the areas where patients experiencing excruciating pain from several mental and physical pains can benefit from Ketamine treatment.
- Central neuropathic pain
- Chronic sickle cell pain
- Cancel pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Lyme disease
- Post-chemotherapy pains
- Migraines and other types of headaches
- Spinal injury pain
- Injury pain in any region of the body
- Phantom pains and discomforts
- Pain associated with nerve damage due to surgery and accident
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- Any type of neuropathic pain
- Any type of neuropathic pain
- Gastrointestinal pain
- Rheumatic pain
- Bipolar disorder
- Diabetic patients
- MDD – Major Depressive Disorder
- Sequelae of brain
- TRD – Treatment-Resistant Depression
- PPD- Postpartum Depression
- Drug and alcohol abuse recovery pains
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
- PTSD- Post Traumatic Depression
- Suicidal Fixation/thoughts/Ideation
Ketamine Therapy Always Requires Medical Advice
While Ketamine Therapy can help all sorts of chronic pains, physical and mental health patients, you must never use it at home without a doctor’s advice. Plus, Ketamine has addictive properties, and a doctor will manage how often you need infusions without getting hooked on it.
Ketamine Is A Promising Alternative to Opioids
Opioids are the most powerful painkillers available, but they can cause unpleasant side effects and make it difficult to function. While opioids remain a potential option for some patients, there is no denying that their addictive nature can lead to problems when overused or prescribed incorrectly. The opioid crisis also causes many to feel conflicted about prescribing drugs to patients. Among many data points: 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids in 2018 alone, according to a national survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Ketamine Therapy is an alternative treatment for chronic pain with few side effects compared to other options like opiates and steroids. It’s known as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Patients who have tried other treatments without success may find ketamine therapy helps with reducing their symptoms while avoiding the side effects of opioids. This form of psychotherapy works by blocking certain receptors in our brain which creates feelings of euphoria.
If you are living in Dallas, Texas and would like to receive Ketamine Therapy, Arthritis Relief Institute in Texas (ARITX) can get you an appointment within the next 24 hours. Call us now at (972) 295-9882.
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