What Can Ketamine Therapy Treat?

What Can Ketamine Therapy Treat?

You may have heard of ketamine as a type of party drug. Ketamine, which creates a dissociative effect on your brain, was historically used for surgical sedation. But, as modern medicine has continued to study ketamine, we’ve learned more and more about mental and physical conditions that can be eased and effectively treated with ketamine therapy.

Have you heard of ketamine being used as a form of treatment? You may have heard of ketamine being used to finally effectively address a friend’s treatment-resistant depression. If you’re in the chronic pain community, you may have heard rumors that ketamine really works as a chronic pain intervention.

At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, we’re dedicated to bringing the beneficial effects of ketamine infusion therapy to new and existing patients. 

Under the leadership of board-certified specialist Dr. Bryant S. Edwards, we help people from around the Fayetteville, North Carolina area understand how treatment with intravenous (IV) ketamine can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

What are the physical and mental health conditions that ketamine can treat? And how could you benefit from ketamine if you’re dealing with health problems? 

Ketamine and treatment-resistant depression

Depression is a mental health condition involving sustained depressed mood and lower energy levels. People with depression may feel sad, hopeless, or deeply fatigued. This condition can continue for weeks, months, or even years between you and your plans, hopes, dreams, and hobbies.

In some cases, depression responds well to treatment approaches like medications or talk therapy. However, some individuals struggle with treatment-resistant depression. It can be hard to keep seeking mental health treatment when typical approaches don’t do enough to address your symptoms.

People with treatment-resistant depression may be able to benefit from ketamine infusion therapy. After a series of scheduled, monitored treatment sessions, your symptoms may be partially or even fully alleviated. 

Ketamine for other mental health conditions

Depression isn’t the only type of mental health condition that can be improved through ketamine therapy. Ketamine can also be used to address the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Ketamine can prove helpful for individuals experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well.

Dr. Edwards can advise you on the role that ketamine therapy could play in your mental health recovery. And that’s not all that ketamine can treat.

Ketamine as a treatment for chronic pain

Chronic pain conditions often involve a negative pain cycle occurring in your body and brain. Your brain can get stuck perceiving pain signals from your body, causing tension, inflammation, and even more pain to occur.

Studies show that ketamine can break this cycle for some individuals with chronic pain. The dissociative effects of ketamine disrupt the negative cycle of chronic pain. Ketamine can even help with migraine headaches.

Your ketamine treatment plan

If you’re interested in learning more about how IV ketamine infusion therapy could improve your physical or mental health, contact Dr. Edwards and discuss your potential treatment plan. Before starting your ketamine treatment, Dr. Edwards reviews your personal and family medical history and discusses what the treatment may be able to do for you.

When you come in for a treatment session at Iconic Infusions, PLLC, our team monitors your ketamine infusion while you rest comfortably. We provide multiple amenities to increase the benefit of the dissociative effect of ketamine and watch you in case of an allergic reaction or any other issues with the treatment.

You’re not alone in your struggle with ongoing, difficult-to-treat conditions like depression and chronic pain. Ketamine therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for. To learn more about how you could benefit, schedule an appointment at Iconic Infusions, PLLC today. Book online or over the phone now.


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