Chronic pain, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, and other chronic mental and physical health issues have confounded health care professionals for years. These conditions are incredibly hard to treat so you get relief and go on to live a healthy, normal life.
Ketamine infusion therapy offers a treatment for these hard-to-treat, life-altering conditions. At Mind Body Medical Clinic and Spa, we can treat your condition with medically managed ketamine infusion therapy.
As health care professionals, we greatly value ketamine’s low side-effect profile, its overall effectiveness at lifting mood and relieving pain, and its quick action in reducing symptoms.
Ketamine has been used for decades as a surgical anesthetic and pain reliever. Ketamine acts on your NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors and stimulates glutamate activity. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that’s key to regulating your mood.
Ketamine works quickly to effectively treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, suicidal ideation, and various chronic pain issues that are resistant to traditional treatments
At Integrated Spine & Pain Care, we deliver ketamine through intravenous (IV) infusion. We calculate the dose so your infusion therapy provides the beneficial effects of ketamine while eliminating the general anesthetic qualities necessary for surgery.
Before you schedule your ketamine infusion therapy, we carefully evaluate your physical health and conduct a thorough review of your medical history.
We discuss, in detail, ketamine, your expectations for therapy, and any previous treatments you’ve undergone for your pain, depression, migraines, or whatever condition with which you’re struggling.
Your ketamine treatment is delivered in a private and pleasant setting.
The technician places an IV in your vein and the infusion begins. You feel a prick during the IV insertion, but otherwise, the treatment is painless.
You simply sit back and relax as the ketamine drips into your body.
When dosed appropriately, ketamine can immediately lift your mood, but it doesn’t provide the “high” you may experience with opioids or other drugs. Ketamine can actually mellow you out and sedate you slightly. Generally, you can expect to remain relaxed yet awake throughout the infusion.
In the 30 minutes following treatment, you remain in our office so we can check your vitals and reaction to the ketamine.
Your ketamine infusion therapy can make you a little groggy, so you should have a loved one or friend drive you home from treatment. By the next morning, you should feel energized again.
Don’t be surprised if you notice a change in your mood and a reduction in pain within an hour of your first treatment. We will schedule you for a series of treatments to help you achieve optimal results. Some patients benefit from occasional follow-up treatments, too.
To find out more about ketamine therapy and if it’s an option for you, contact us at Mind Body Medical Clinic and Spa.
It can sometimes feel like a full-time job just making sure your body stays healthy and receives all the nutrients and hydration it needs. After all, your body is a machine—a highly complex and dynamic one, but a machine all the same. And like most tools and machinery, your body requires constant care and attention to continue performing, feeling, and looking its best. Vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, amino acids, hydration, antioxidants, and electrolytes are just a few of the many nutrients your body requires daily to look, feel, and function optimally. Luckily, there are simpler ways to ensure your body gets what it needs than obsessively tracking your micronutrient intake. IV nutrition is one of the most direct and effective means of delivering essential nutrients to your body at once, without the need to juggle countless bottles of vitamins, supplements, and powders.
What Are IV Infusions, and How Do They Work?
Vitamin IV therapy and IV infusions allow various critical nutrients to be administered to the body intravenously. When vitamins and other essential nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the digestive system, where many nutrients get lost and are not absorbed. With IV infusion and vitamin injections, nutrients and minerals can go to work, instantly replenishing and revitalizing your body and organs from the inside out.
When nutrients are able to bypass the digestive system in this way, you can be assured that you are receiving the nutrients your body needs, no essential vitamins or minerals are being overlooked in your diet, and that your body and organs are properly absorbing the vitamins and minerals you need. This method is especially beneficial for people experiencing digestive complications or irregularities, who may struggle with the natural absorption of certain nutrients and vitamins. While it is always important to choose foods rich in nutrients, it does not always mean that those vitamins and minerals are reaching your body to the fullest. Additionally, vitamin IV therapy allows larger quantities of vitamins to enter your system than can be safely tolerated orally. The “concentration gradient” allows these vitamins and nutrients to be absorbed rapidly and efficiently and to transfer nutrients directly into your cells, yielding optimal results.
All IV infusion therapy and vitamin injections are administered from the comfort of our office here at Mind Body Medical Clinic and Spa. The exact length of an IV therapy session varies depending on the type of infusion selected by each patient, as well as how many injections are administered. Vitamin injections can usually be administered fairly quickly, but infusion therapy usually takes a little more time.
You may feel a slight pinching sensation caused by the needle around the site of the injection, but you should not feel any irritation or negative effects after the injection is complete and should be able to walk out of the office and go about your day feeling great.
Everyone will feel the effects of IV infusion therapy a little differently. What you experience after a treatment will depend on the specific drip chosen and your specific body composition. However, nearly everyone enjoys the benefits of IV infusion therapy almost right away, as your body is able to absorb the nutrients immediately. You may need to schedule several sessions to create a longer-lasting effect and more thoroughly cleanse and treat the body.
IV therapy has many benefits to its users. There are no known risks involved with the body’s ability to absorb a high concentration of vitamins and nutrients. However, there are a few minor risks associated with the needle injection itself. Some of these risks and side-effects are comparable to those of having blood drawn for a lab test or having an IV administered during a hospital procedure. As with any similar procedure, there is a small risk that a vein wall could be perforated or ruptured by the needle due to vascular fragility. This can result in fluid leakage to the surrounding area and may temporarily cause slight swelling or bruising around the site of the injection; you may also experience a slight burning sensation surrounding the needle, which will dissipate when the IV is moved to another vein. If you have small or hard-to-locate veins or have experienced any previous difficulty with other intravenous injections or getting blood drawn, you may not be a good candidate for IV infusion.