Northwest Ketamine Clinics
FAST, EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR DIFFICULT
TO TREAT CONDITIONS
For those suffering from depression, life can be a constant struggle. Persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in life can be overwhelming. Often, people turn to alcohol, drugs, or even suicide in an attempt to overcome feelings of depression and feel better again.
For those who have been let down by other treatments and medications, IV ketamine offers real hope. Nearly 70% of patients report feeling better and return to functioning within hours or days of beginning treatment. Ketamine is not a cure for depression, requiring occasional, ongoing maintenance treatments, but when combined with cognitive therapies and wellness programs many are able to live life again with little to no depressive symptoms.
Chronic pain is one of the most debilitating of all diseases. Defined as pain that lasts more than six months, chronic pain can be simply irritating, or totally debilitating. It is often difficult to treat, and narcotics and other common medications can have undesirable side effects. Many people with chronic pain will also experience depression or substance making further reducing functioning and quality of life.
Ketamine is most effective for pain of a neuropathic origin, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), and even Fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathies. Ketamine effectively breaks the negative feedback loop which amplifies chronic pain, allowing the nerves to “reset” and rebuild (a process called neurogenesis).
Those who respond to treatment may experience up to a 50% reduction in pain lasting an average of three months.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect those who have been victim to, or witnessed a traumatic event such as abuse, neglect, violence, rape, and combat. PTSD is considered a chronic disorder and often occurs in conjunction with depression and chronic pain syndromes. We believe in a team approach to PTSD treatment and work closely with our patients and their physician or counselor. Infusions in our clinic help to break the cycle of negative thoughts and allow them to be replaced by more healthy thought patterns. Several recent studies have shown low dose ketamine treatment to be an effective treatment for PTSD, often with rapid and significant relief of PTSD symptoms.