Virginia Infusion Therapies
Virginia Infusion Therapies
Virginia Infusion Therapies is one of the the first Ketamine Clinics in Northern Virginia, and the first clinic in Loudoun County to provide Ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of Major Depression and Pain Conditions. The clinic was established by four physicians in Loudoun who, through their professional experiences in medicine and their personal family experiences with depression, recognized that there are major problems in the recognition and treatment of depression. They recognized that Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and some pain conditions are often medical emergencies that requires treatments that are more effective… and more effective IMMEDIATELY.
Ketamine has been shown to be an effective and immediate treatment for depression. Ketamine works rapidly on the brain and will, in most cases, improve symptoms nearly immediately.
Depression itself is a condition on a spectrum of mental illness and many disorders can cause depressive symptoms. Some of these conditions that Ketamine can help with are, major depression, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe anxiety.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment option for pain conditions as well as for depression. Patients who suffer from severe and recurrent pain such as migraine headaches or fibromyalgia suffer needlessly for years. They wish for longer lasting and effective treatments for what can be a debilitating pain. Ketamine is that medication.
Ketamine appears to be effective in the improvement of many pain conditions including migraine headaches, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia and RSD.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)or
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Dr. Jay Kugler board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He has worked as an Emergency Physician in Northern Virginia since 2002. Dr. Kugler completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, Osteopathic medical school at the University of North Texas HSC, and residency in Pontiac, Michigan.
Dr. Pranav Virmani is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been treating patients in Northern Virginia since 2002. He graduated medical school with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Howard University Medical School and completed his residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Emergency Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Marwan Jaber is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician in Northern Virginia since 2007. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Downstate in New York; and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Researchers aren’t exactly sure the mechanism of how Ketamine infusions work, however it has been shown to help regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells that are damaged by stress, after even a single administration. It is believed that at lower doses, Ketamine acts as a neurotransmitter antagonist ( GluN2B ) in the brain. This area of the brain is the focus of treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain conditions. Up to 70 % of patients treated with Ketamine for conditions ranging from Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain conditions show immediate improvement. The immediate relief is in stark contrast to the slower methods of antidepressants medications and talk-therapy. Ketamine is commonly used in the emergency room and operating rooms for anesthesia. Read more on how you can take the first steps towards health and wellness.