Chronic pain can have a devastating effect on your life.
Chronic pain can have a devastating effect on your life. Not only does it cause you constant discomfort and limited enjoyment of daily activities, but it also negatively affects your ability to work and maintain relationships with those you love.
Traditional pain treatments can be ineffective, resulting in unwanted side effects and sometimes developing into life-altering addiction to painkillers or opioids.
Transcend Health Solutions offers a different approach to pain management. Our holistic method uses ketamine infusion in tandem with mental health counseling (known as Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy or “KAP”) so you can manage chronic pain and get back to normal life.
Sustained chronic pain can have many negative effects on your life, both physically and psychologically. When you live with chronic pain you may experience:
These immediate effects ripple outward, impacting all areas of your life. You may find the longer you deal with chronic pain, the more your relationships suffer and life enjoyment wanes.
The standard treatment for chronic pain care includes nerve blockers, opiates, and surgeries, all of which can have destructive side effects.
Nerve blockers may work to manage acute pain but are often ineffective for chronic pain conditions. Surgery may provide relief, but it is not a solution for many chronic pain conditions and can be costly and dangerous.
The worst consequence of standard pain care comes in the form of prescription opiates used to manage pain. Opioid addiction resulted in 70,630 overdose deaths in 2019, making it the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
Ketamine therapy offers you a different approach to pain care that doesn't come with the negative consequences of traditional treatments.
Transcend Health Solutions’ ketamine-assisted therapy combines intravenous IV ketamine infusions with access to a licensed counselor to give you the physical and mental tools you need to break free from unhelpful thinking patterns that affect one’s ability to overcome chronic pain.
Ketamine is a long-standing, trusted pain medicine that has been used as an anesthetic, analgesic, and sedative since it was first synthesized in 1963. Although it was initially used as an anesthetic, the mood enhancing properties of ketamine therapy were discovered in the 1990s when researchers found that ketamine helped patients suffering from depression. These positive treatment effects allow pain patients to move beyond chronic pain and improve depression to build healthy, fulfilling lives.
When administered in a controlled treatment setting, ketamine is safe and effective. It can help reduce physical inflammation, increase brain proteins damaged by chronic stress or conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and reset sensitivity to chronic pain.
When you arrive for your ketamine treatment (done by ketamine infusion not a ketamine injection), expect to remain at our clinic for approximately two hours.
While your IV infusion treatment may only last for about 45 minutes, you will continue to dialogue with a therapist after your infusion. Further, because symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, and mild nausea may persist immediate following cessation of your infusion, we require patients to remain under our care until these short-term side-effects subside. For many patients, they experience a sense of calm and relaxation during their treatment, a feeling that can persist for days and weeks after ketamine assisted therapy.
At Transcend Health Solutions, we offer pain care for the following conditions, including:
If you struggle with chronic pain caused by a different condition, reach out to our team for a free phone consultation to discuss your situation, and we will assess our ability to help you manage your pain. We also provide lifestyle coaching to help you remain pain-free.
Ketamine for pain care is a fast working, practical approach to managing symptoms of chronic discomfort that keep you from living the life you want. To learn more about Transcend Health Solutions’ ketamine pain treatment program, call our team at (512) 522-6833 or reach out via our online contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Your health is worth the time.
Almost all side effects are short-term and immediately subside after the infusion is discontinued. They may include: elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate and nausea. Nausea, elevated blood pressure and heart rate are easily managed through IV medications during the session should these arise. Most patient who do not eat for three hours prior to the session will not experience nausea.
Long term, the only documented side effect is Bladder Cystitis, but this was achieved from recreational dosing that is administered in far greater volume and frequency than in a medical setting. No medically facilitated Ketamine clinic has ever reported a patient contracting this disorder under appropriate care.
During your medical intake, we will determine if you need to alter your medication regime prior to treatment. There are only a few medications that should be altered prior to initiating treatment. For instance, stimulant medications, benzodiazepines, and medications like Lamictal may need to be held or adjusted prior to treatment.
Ketamine is an extremely safe medication, but it may cause nausea in a small percentage of patients. For this reason, we request that you don't eat or drink anything within 3 hours of your infusion time.
After a ketamine infusion, it is normal to feel somewhat tired or loopy for several hours. It would be unsafe to drive after a session so we do require that you arrange a family/friend to pick you up or utilize a taxi or other ride service.
At Transcend, it is our goal to have this treatment be a short term intervention for you. The majority of our patient will reach sub clinical levels of distress after an average of 5-6 sessions. The majority of our patients discharge after these session and do not require any form of maintenance therapy.
Because you are taking a sedative, YOU CANNOT DRIVE AFTER THE TREATMENT. You must arrange for someone to pick you up, otherwise you will not receive a treatment.
For chronic pain treatment, it is more difficult to keep baseline pain levels down and flair-ups without maintenance infusions ongoing. The majority of patients with chronic pain will do sessions every 3-6 weeks to keep the pain reduced.
You can expect to be at the clinic for approximately 2 hours. There are many factors that influence the length of the infusion but most patients will receive a 35-45 minute ketamine infusion. Your Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy trained therapist and medical provider will be by your side throughout your entire time in the clinic.
Have another question? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.