Restorations Infusions Center offers ketamine infusion therapy in a peaceful, spa-like environment monitored by a compassionate team of highly trained, knowledgeable medical clinicians. We are an Evidence-Based Center of Excellence established in recent ketamine scientific findings and committed to advancing ketamine research by utilizing patient improvements to measure results to ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Ketamine is an anesthetic and analgesic medication that has been widely used in animals and humans since the 1960s. The intravenous ketamine goes directly into the bloodstream and to the brain, binding to receptors located within the brain. This method of delivery and ketamine’s complex mechanism of action are the keys to its rapid antidepressant effects. Over the past 15 years, numerous scientific studies in the psychiatric community have revealed that administering low doses of ketamine intravenously may be the most important breakthrough in decades.
Depression is practically a pandemic. Recent estimates suggest that more than 16 million adults experience a depressive episode during the course of a year. During times of stress, anxiety, and isolation, depression can flourish. Now, more than ever, it’s important to protect your emotional health just like you would a broken bone.
New studies suggest that ketamine may be the light at the end of the tunnel for those suffering from depression. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications that need time to build up in the bloodstream, ketamine can be a quicker solution. Research from Harvard suggests that ketamine may interact with the NMDA receptors and AMPA receptors in your brain that prompt neurons to communicate with each other along new pathways.
If you have PTSD, you know that it can be difficult to treat. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure, and this can be particularly difficult for individuals who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Treating it can also be a complex, and lengthy process involving years of cognitive therapy and a variety of trial and error medicating. Ketamine Infusion Therapy has been proven effective in helping sufferers fight back, and at a much quicker rate. Mounting research suggests that Ketamine jolts the brain into releasing glutamate, which helps it reconnect, regrow, and reorganize itself, thus, allowing sufferers a rapid and significant reduction in their symptoms.
The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown. But what we do know is that it is a lifelong illness that greatly affects the quality of life for an individual. Mood swings, erratic behavior, soaring manic highs, and depressive lows are all part of the bipolar struggle. Traditional methods for treating bipolar patients include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and anti-mania drugs. These can cause a variety of unpleasant side effects like nausea, tremors, hair loss, weight gain, and even more serious issues like liver and kidney damage. Ketamine Infusion Therapy studies show that ketamine can be a faster, gentler treatment option for individuals who appear to be more resistant to traditional therapies and medications.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is sometimes hard to diagnose. It’s even more difficult to find a treatment regime that works. No two cases are the same. That’s why Ketamine Infusion Therapy has become such a popular option for treating OCD. Using our method may stop intrusive thoughts that might drive a person to perform mentally or physically harmful acts. After the initial infusion treatment series, coupled with individual therapy, Ketamine can help you take control of your life like never before.
Anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Reports indicate that there are more than 3 million diagnosed cases of anxiety a year, just inside the US. It’s not just an annoying worry about day to day problems. In many cases, it can be a life-crippling condition that keeps you from doing the things that you love. Ketamine Infusion Therapy has been heralded as a breakthrough treatment for patients struggling with anxiety. Treatments have a calming effect on the nervous system. It works safely with no long term side-effects. Unlike prescriptions that can take weeks or even months to produce results, Ketamine infusions can produce rapid, robust symptom reduction for those in need of relief.
If you’ve tried other migraine treatments like Botox injections or daily medications and still haven’t experienced relief, ketamine therapy may offer you the relief you’ve been searching for. Ketamine therapy also offers an advantage to Botox injections. Many individuals experience side effects from the Botox injections, which include but are not limited to pain and/or swelling and muscle aches at the injection site which can exacerbate headaches for those with chronic migraines. Botox injections are intended to treat cosmetic lines and wrinkles but do contain other ingredients and chemicals some individuals may be sensitive or allergic too. Ketamine infusions, however, offer a pure and effective medical solution intended for the treatment of chronic migraines, anxiety, depression and more.
If you struggle with fibromyalgia, you understand just how painful simple day to day tasks can become. Aching muscles, tender trigger points, fatigue, and sleepless nights are all par for the course. Ketamine Infusion Therapy can help significantly reduce pain by blocking NMDA activity and resetting the altered pain receptors that have become hypersensitive in fibromyalgia sufferers. By inhibiting the DMN (default mode network) portions of the brain that come to life when you’re at rest, Ketamine alters that well-worn pathway and prevents pain and negative thoughts from continuing. Try one of our therapies today and get the pain relief you deserve.
Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing. CPS is very real and often results from a major (and in some cases minor) injury. It is normally associated with other symptoms, such as joint and muscle aches, sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Ketamine Infusion Therapy can provide the pain relief you’re hoping for. We carefully screen and evaluate each of our patients to make sure the recommended treatment plan is the best option. Performed in an outpatient setting with very little downtime, Ketamine is an anesthetic and an analgesic, which makes it a natural choice when choosing it as a treatment for chronic pain. We monitor your progress closely, and our trained staff can help you determine if this is the right therapy for you!
Unlike Chronic Pain Syndromes, Neuropathic Pain Disorders (NPD) are directly caused by damage to the nerves from diabetic neuropathy, cancer, irradiation, chemotherapy and/or a brain or spinal cord injury. This type of pain causes an increase in excitation and the number of various pain and NMDA receptors. As we previously mentioned, Ketamine easily passes through the blood-brain barrier, blocking these receptors and making it difficult for the body to maintain the chronic pain signal pathways in the nervous system. This creates a strong analgesic effect which is ideal for managing neuropathic pain. It can reduce pain immediately and effectively for extended periods of time. Some studies have even shown Ketamine Infusion Therapy can be effective for up to 3 months at a time. Contact our offices to schedule an evaluation.
When I began the treatments I was taking three antidepressants and I was still having issues. Ketamine was, in my opinion, my last chance to find some relief. Within a month I was down to two antidepressants. I think I’ve now had ten infusions. I’m not “cured” or perfect but I’m so much better it’s amazing. Quality of life has improved so much. [Carolyn] has been right there with me when I’ve needed her. She goes out of her way to make sure everything is just so.