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Ketamine Therapy in Mineola, NY

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About Ketamine

Ketamine is a FDA approved drug that has been used since the 1970’s.  It has been used extensively as an anesthetic in the hospital setting and has gained a stellar reputation for safety.  Ketamine does not affect respiration and is safe enough that it is often used for pediatric patients.

Ketamine works on the receptors, neurotransmitters, and pathways of the central nervous system.  It induces both an antidepressant and analgesic (pain relieving) effect. Studies have shown that ketamine works by rapidly increasing levels of the neurotransmitter Glutamate.  Glutamate is a powerful excitatory neurotransmitter that is released by nerve cells in the brain. It is responsible for sending signals between nerve cells, and under normal conditions it plays an important role in learning and memory.  By increasing levels of glutamate with ketamine, we allow the brain to grow new neural connections as well as repair connections that are no longer functioning correctly.

Ketamine Infusion therapy

Doctors began exploring the therapeutic benefits of ketamine when patients who were administered the drug prior to surgery reported unexplained, extended periods of pain relief for issues unrelated to the surgery itself.  Since then studies have found it to be remarkably successful in patients who have been unresponsive to other treatments for pain and mental health conditions. Ketamine has the added benefit of being non-habit forming when used in sub-anesthetic levels.

Ketamine infusion therapy is the use of ketamine in a controlled environment over a series of sessions.  Ketamine is administered intravenously (through an IV). To ensure your safety you will be monitored at all times.

Ketamine for Depression

Find Peace - Relief from depression and chronic pain at the Ketamine Wellness Medical Practice in Nassau County, NY

Ketamine has gained acceptance as a successful off-label therapy for Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Ongoing studies have found ketamine infusion therapy to be particularly successful for patients who have not responded to previous therapies. Since thirty to forty percent of patients suffering from severe depression do not recover using standard antidepressants, the effectiveness of ketamine infusion therapy is ushering in a new era of hope and relief.

Unlike traditional antidepressants - which often take weeks to begin working - many patients experience relief from their depression after their first ketamine infusion.  Ketamine has been proven to be effective in up to 90% of patients with:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Bipolar Depression

  • Severe Depression or Unipolar Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Suicidal Ideations

  • Other Mental Health Issues

Ketamine for Pain

Find you life again - Relief from depression and chronic pain at the Ketamine Wellness Medical Practice in Nassau County, NY

Since the 1990’s, a growing number of physician use ketamine to treat patients with chronic pain syndromes.  Patients have seen relief from a number of pain syndromes including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), chronic headaches and migraines, joint pain, neck and back pain, diabetic neuropathies, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and many others.  Ketamine administered in sub-anesthetic levels has been shown to be non-addictive making it an ideal replacement for many other pain management drugs.

Ketamine infusion therapy is particularly effective for chronic pain sufferers because it allows for the creation of new neural networks.  Patients often experience long term pain relief after just a few treatments - relief that can last for months! Infusion therapy can help you get back to a normal life.

Ketamine infusion therapy can help alleviate:

  • Chronic Neck, Back and Joint Pain

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD)

  • Diabetic Neuropathies

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraines

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Central Pain Syndrome

  • Other Forms of Neuropathic Pain