Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Are you struggling to find an effective treatment to alleviate PTSD symptoms? The experienced team of anesthesia specialists at Infuse Balance in Hickory, North Carolina, offers ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD treatment. To schedule a consultation to see how their PTSD treatment can help you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition that develops after going through a terrifying or life-threatening event.
Though it’s normal to experience some fear and anxiety from a traumatic event, with PTSD, the fear and anxiety get worse over time and cause other symptoms that affect everyday life.
PTSD symptoms vary from person-to-person, and no single treatment works for all. It’s not uncommon for people with PTSD to try many treatments before finding the correct method that alleviates their symptoms.
If you have PTSD and traditional treatments aren’t relieving your symptoms, the team at Infuse Balance may be able to help.
At Infuse Balance, the anesthesia specialists use ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD treatment. Ketamine is an anesthetic that may help alleviate PTSD symptoms when given as a low-dose infusion.
Ketamine works by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate, or NMDA, receptor in the brain.
When blocked, the neurotransmitters in your brain activate other brain receptors to form new neural communication pathways, which may change how you feel, think, and behave, to improve your PTSD symptoms.
The team at Infuse Balance determines if you’re a candidate for PTSD treatment after a consultation. Ketamine infusion therapy isn’t a first-line treatment for mental health conditions like PTSD.
The team may consider you a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy if you’ve tried traditional treatments for PTSD, such as psychotherapy and medication, and fail to get relief from your symptoms.
The team at Infuse Balance performs your PTSD treatment at the office under close supervision by the anesthesia specialists. You receive your ketamine infusion therapy through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm.
During treatment, the team closely monitors your vital signs, level of consciousness, and dissociative effects. Once you complete your infusion, you remain at the office for a set period of time so the team can monitor for post-infusion side effects.
Then, they send you home with a friend or family member and recommend you take it easy for the rest of the day.
At Infuse Balance, the team determines how many PTSD treatments you need based on your symptoms and medical history. In most cases, patients gain the most benefits with a series of two infusions a week for four to five weeks.
To find out if PTSD treatment at Infuse Balance can help you, call the office or book an appointment online today.