At Ketamine SLC, we find patients who are exploring ketamine treatment, come from a variety of backgrounds but share some common traits. They are remarkably resilient and haven’t let the failure of antidepressant medications deter them from finding a solution for their symptoms that’s right for them. They’re willing to commit to a new approach to treatment because they know that investing in mental wellness will pay dividends in the future when they are free of their symptoms.
If you’re struggling with chronic pain, depression, or PTSD and have yet to find relief through traditional treatments such as lifestyle modifications and medications, then intramuscular ketamine injections may be an option for you. Ketamine is a powerful medication that was originally used as a tranquilizer before being re-purposed as a medication for humans in the late 1960s. In recent years, it has been utilized more extensively in certain medical settings due to its ability to offer rapid relief from many difficult psychological illnesses. MD’s are now turning towards this injectable version of ketamine instead of other less effective modalities when looking to safely combat chronic pain and mental health conditions like depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What are Intramuscular Ketamine Injections
Intramuscular Ketamine Injection is a medication used to rapidly alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression. It is injected into the muscle, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream, providing quick relief. Ketamine acts as an NMDA receptor antagonist, blocking the brain’s pain signals and changing the way the limbic system processes emotions. This method of delivery may benefit those who are experiencing severe pain or emotional distress and are not responding to traditional therapies. It is gaining popularity in treating conditions such as chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and treatment-resistant depression. Studies suggest that ketamine can provide fast relief, which can last for several days and for more long-term symptom reduction a series of 6 IM ketamine injections is usually recommended. Intramuscular ketamine injections can be a valuable tool for those who need immediate relief from their symptoms but have had no luck with traditional treatments like antidepressants.
Who are IM Ketamine Injections For?
Our patients come from different walks of life. From stay-at-home Mom’s to out-of-state business executives, the innovative nature of IM Ketamine Injections makes them a great fit for a lot of people struggling with the symptoms of their mood based illnesses. Appointments don’t take long and can easily be scheduled into your day and the treatment does not come with the usual side-effects like weight gain and fatigue which turn a lot of people off of antidepressants.
IM Ketamine vs. Traditional Antidepressants
Unlike traditional oral tablets, intramuscular injections allow the drug to bypass the digestive system and be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, resulting in faster onset and longer-lasting effects. Additionally, patients report feeling more in control during the treatment process as they are not required to take daily pills or attend multiple appointments. These benefits, along with the possibility of avoiding stronger, more addictive medications, make intramuscular ketamine injections a valuable option for those seeking relief.
Our Unique Approach to Mental Health Treatment
The use of intramuscular ketamine injections has been an exciting development in the mental health field. For those suffering from debilitating mood-based illnesses, access to this treatment can improve their symptoms and better their overall quality of life. At Ketamine SLC we’re devoted to helping out patients achieve the best quality of life possible. We offer innovative and safe treatments that don’t require our patients to commit to the life-long use of medications if we can avoid it. Contact us today to learn more about our lightweight approach to mental healthcare and to see if you’re a candidate for treatment.