Ketamine Treatments for Pain
Chronic pain may develop due to a number of causes, but over time it may acquire a psychological dimension as well, which makes the treatment more complex. Conventional pain therapies may not provide an efficient or lasting solution to chronic pain, but ketamine infusion treatments offer a safer and more effective alternative.
Ketamine can block and reset pain receptors in the brain and balance out key hormones and neurons by altering glutamate and GABA levels, addressing the physiological and psychological aspects of chronic pain at the same time. When the treatment is delivered intravenously and tailor-made to suit the specific needs of a patient, results with ketamine therapy can be highly successful.
Dr. Mandell Discusses Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Pain Treatment
IV ketamine therapy at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles is provided using state of the art, hospital grade equipment, by skilled and experienced physicians and compassionate support staff. A series of six infusion treatment spread over two weeks are provided for best results. Board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Steven L Mandel provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding locations.
The benefits of ketamine infusion treatments in addressing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) were proven in a scientific study. Researchers at Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia reviewed the case notes of 33 patients whose CRPS condition was treated with ketamine infusions. Twelve of 33 patients received a second course of therapy, and two of 33 patients received a third.
Researchers found that 76 percent of the patients experienced complete pain relief, while 18 percent reported partial pain relief. Only six percent of the patients received no relief. As many as 58 percent of the patients who underwent a second course of ketamine therapy had extended relief for a year or more, while nearly one-third remains pain-free for over three years.
Efficacy with Multiple Infusions
Over the last 10 years, extensive clinical research carried out by renowned institutions such as Yale University, The National Institute of Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The Black Dog Institute, to determine IV ketamine’s efficacy in treating pain conditions. The researchers have regularly reported a success rate of 70 percent or higher. A significant and profound part of the research has been based around a single infusion, which reveals two problems.
First, a lot of patients do not respond to ketamine therapy until after their second infusion. The second issue is that the results are usually reported to last for only about 10 days on average. To overcome both of these concerns, Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles provides a series of six infusions, delivering deeper and longer lasting benefits using a customized treatment approach.
While some physicians recommend intramuscular, oral, subcutaneous and nasal spray delivery of ketamine to address pain conditions, Ketamine Clinics only applies the intravenous delivery method. IV ketamine infusion treatments are the only method that has been clinically proven to be effective. Therefore, Dr. Steven L Mandel recommends only IV ketamine infusions to his patients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and other nearby areas.
For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625