It is reported that the first ketamine therapy application in the country happened in a clinic in the 1960s. It was used as an alternative to Phencyclidine (PCP), known by several names, including angel dust. The use of the anesthetic phencyclidine (PCP) in the clinical setting has been abandoned because it made patients experience hallucinations and a serious change in mental abilities post-surgery. Years of clinical studies have established that Brooklyn ketamine treatment can help treat certain conditions effectively.
One possible explanation is that ketamine therapy encourages robust neural activity. As a result, the parts of the brain and neurons affected by a certain chronic condition can function better.
Improved neural activity promotes the changing and adapting of your brain’s ability depending on your underlying problem or experience. As a consequence, you can establish healthy routines and thoughts.
Below are the main conditions that can benefit from relief if you undergo ketamine treatment.
This condition involves nerve damage, especially in your hands and feet. Nerves are essential in the body as they send electrical signals, help move your muscles, and make you feel sensations.
As an important part of your nervous system, nerves control vital body functions and processes such as digestion and maintaining a healthy heart rate.
Ketamine treatment can block a neurotransmitter of chronic pain and suppress the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
According to the CDC, fibromyalgia affects about 2% of the adult American population.
When you have fibromyalgia, you experience extensive musculoskeletal pain, exhaustion, and problems with sleep, mood, and memory.
Clinical studies have established that this condition can enhance painful sensations as it affects the communication between the brain and the spinal cord when processing painful and nonpainful chemical messages or signals.
You are highly at risk of fibromyalgia if you are a woman, recently experienced a traumatic or stressful event, are ill, are obese, or suffered a recurrent injury on your joint.
Apart from getting ketamine treatment, you can improve your life quality by being physically active. Physical activities you can engage in are swimming, walking, or biking for at least half an hour a day.
Spinal cord injuries
A traumatic injury like a car accident, sports injury, or a gunshot can tear or bruise your spinal cord and damage the spine’s vertebrae, ligaments, or disks.
A spinal column injury can cause loss of sensations and muscle function and difficulty in regulating involuntary physiologic processes controlled by nerves, including heart rate, digestion, and respiration.
Ketamine therapy can also provide relief against chronic pain associated with cancer treatment and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS causes long-lasting severe pain and often results from an injury, a surgical procedure, or a heart attack.
Often your health provider will suggest ketamine treatment if other treatment options do not deliver effective pain relief from your chronic condition. Alternative ketamine treatments include physiotherapy, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), or medication.
Contact Zephyr Medical today to schedule an appointment with a ketamine treatment specialist and learn if it can reduce your debilitating pain.