Ketamine

Somewhere in yet another search for help with your crippling depression or chronic pain, you have probably heard about ketamine. Someone told you about it. You read about it. You wondered if it could all be true.

In a word, yes.

Ketamine has been used in medicine since the early 1960s, when it was synthesized as a safer alternative to other anesthetics. After intense research and successful clinical trials, it was approved in 1970 by the FDA as a treatment for depression.

It has become so much more.

Who could imagine something that started with a single application and purpose has grown and expanded into what people suffering from anxiety, depression, Bipolar disease, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and even cancer pain, might call a “miracle”.

Lives have been transformed by Ketamine Therapy.

You’ve suffered from depression or chronic pain longer than you can remember. Doctor after doctor. Medication after medication. Treatment after treatment. Nothing ever really helped.  What might seem effective for a bit, stops, sending you into a progressive spiral that would worsen every time. Often, it’s a bleak struggle to keep going, even leading to suicidal thoughts. Even opiates are only a band-aid.

But we don’t have to remind you of that.

Ketamine is unlike anything you may have tried in the past, as it uses a different mechanism of action from any currently available treatments. Ketamine is not an antidepressant nor is it an opioid. Low dose ketamine helps rebuild the nerve connections in the brain that have not been working properly. It gives them a jumpstart to start firing properly again, improving healthy neural function and brain activity.

It’s nothing short of amazing.

The effects of low dose Ketamine Therapy are rapid compared to other medications. Many patients will experience noticeable symptom relief in less than a week, which is a dramatic difference compared to the typical 6-9-week onset of most oral medications.

So you’ll truly feel better, faster.

However, before you start Googling “ketamine clinics”, a word, no, much more than a word, of caution. Pursuing ketamine infusions shouldn’t ever be a matter of “I think I’ll try this on my own”.  You have to do your research. Many ketamine clinics are suddenly popping up, run by individuals without the necessary medical credentials and extensive experience imperative in working with Ketamine Therapy. Often, they are in it just to make money.

And that comes with risks. Huge risks.

Before starting any plan of treatment with ketamine, you need to find the right medical specialist who you can entrust with this highly specialized treatment. It is critical to see an experienced anesthesia expert who is skilled in every aspect of Ketamine Therapy. Your provider should also be someone who understands the necessity of ensuring a precise diagnosis and getting a detailed history of previous treatments. Someone who is not only willing, but who enthusiastically supports close collaboration with your current doctors.

At avIVa Infusions you get all of that and more.

The ketamine experts at avIVa Infusions are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists with over 20 years of experience. But it goes beyond that. avIVa is all about partnering with patients. It’s understandable that you might feel cautious, have questions, even feel fearful that like everything else you’ve tried, ketamine won’t work. We hear you. And we’re here to answer any questions, walk you through the process and explain everything in detail. We’re here from the time you first come in feeling hopeless, to all the times you come back feeling happy and hopeful. Call avIVa Infusions for an appointment now.

Take your life back. Feel human again.