What Is Ketamine and How Is It Used in Louisville KY?

What Is Ketamine and How Is It Used in Louisville KY?

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Our physicians and medical providers in Louisville KY at Reclaim Wellness Group are using ketamine infusions to treat patients with chronic pain and treatment-resistant forms of depression, anxiety, and various other conditions. Our facility features a compassionate and comfortable setting to maximize the full benefits of ketamine assisted treatment in Louisville, KY.

What is Ketamine in Louisville KY

Ketamine is a fast-acting medication with various intriguing effects on mood, suicidal thinking, anxiety, and chronic pain, although it was not originally created to treat those conditions. Ketamine was originally created in the 1960s and used solely as an anesthetic for surgical procedures. In fact, ketamine was used as a field anesthetic by medics and physicians during the Vietnam War.

Ketamine is what’s known as a “dissociative anesthetic.” The word “dissociative” means that it produces feelings of detachment from the environment and self, as well as changes in one’s sensory perception. For example, patients have described having heightened senses while receiving ketamine treatment. The word “anesthetic” refers to reaching a controlled state of muscle relaxation, as well as a temporary reduction of pain.

Currently, ketamine is used by emergency medicine doctors for procedural sedation and as an alternative to opioids for pain management. However, emergency medicine doctors have long suspected that ketamine was more than just a procedural sedative. They will often use it for immediate stabilization of patients suffering from suicidal thoughts and urges due to its fast-acting antidepressant properties.

Moreover, patients have reported that the antidepressant effects of ketamine outperformed and even outlasted those of common antidepressants prescribed to them previously. These stories were supported by results published from researchers at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University in 2019 which reported that ketamine has long-lasting treatment implications for people suffering with treatment-resistant depression, suicidal thoughts and urges, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorders, and other mood conditions.

Learn more about ketamine treatment in Louisville, KY by visiting our Ketamine Treatment services page.


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