At Spine Intervention Clinic’s Oregon Ketamine Clinic, patients can get relief from treatment-resistant chronic health conditions. The health center provides ketamine infusion therapy to those with various disorders such as depression, complex regional pain syndrome, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more. By using cutting-edge treatments, the medical professionals at the clinic have been able to help up to 70 percent of patients overcome the symptoms of their conditions.
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The clinic is led by Dr. Bespaly, a Board Certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine doctor. He and his staff at the Spine Intervention Clinic pride themselves on being able to offer effective and affordable care to patients with a wide array of chronic health issues. Dr. Besplay’s number one priority is improving the quality of life for his patients and his compassionate, non-invasive approach to care, and use of breakthrough ketamine treatments help him do just that.
After the team at Spine Intervention Clinic receives your medical history form, they’ll schedule your initial consultation. If they decide that you are a good candidate for ketamine infusions after the consultation, you are welcome to receive your first ketamine infusion treatment on that same day.
For the actual infusion, a medical professional at Spine Intervention Clinic will place an IV, apply monitors for your heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, and will then begin the infusion. The infusion itself takes approximately 45 minutes (or much longer if you’re treating chronic pain). Staff will monitor you post-infusion for about 15-30 minutes before you are released with a friend or relative who can safely drive you home.
In total, the standard ketamine infusion protocol for mood disorders that the clinic recommends based on the results of clinical trials and research experience is 4-6 infusions over a timeframe of two weeks. The majority of patients who respond to ketamine treatment require maintenance infusions on an ongoing basis following the initial series. The frequency of these maintenance infusions varies greatly from person to person.