Treating the Toughest Cases of Depression and Brain Illness

Treatment Resistant Pain

Is your pain or depression treatment-resistant?

We specialize in detecting the reasons for treatment resistance and in relieving the problem(s) that might be interfering with recovery.

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Have you been told your pain is “treatment resistant,” and led to believe it is somehow your fault, because treatment didn’t work for you?

Effective treatment for pain is not about the cause of the pain, it’s about whatever gets in the way, i.e., “treatment resistance.” However, treatment resistance is not about what the patient has or hasn’t done.

Most people who look at our website have already been through “typical” assessments and interventions for their suffering. Occasionally, I disagree with the assessment or diagnosis that a patient brings with them to our clinic. More often, I see patients suffering from “treatment resistance” that went unresolved.

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treatment-resistant depression and/or pain often is related to abnormal (or sleep-like) connections between different areas of the brain. We have found a way to intervene with targeted, minimally-invasive, rapid and effective treatments.

The Neuroscience Center provides specialized brain stimulation (“neuromodulation”) such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), or sometimes tDCS.

Innovative Therapy Approach: TMS+ Ketamine

We also offer our own innovation: TMS (or tDCS) combined with an infusion of ketamine. It appears that by pacing or controlling certain abnormal brain circuits (in the frontal-thalamo-temporal region) with neuromodulation, ketamine’s effects are heightened. And we have found ketamine to heighten the efficacy of TMS or tDCs. The innovation was in finding a non-surgical intervention for treatment resistance. It is described in our patent for treatment of Thalamocortical Dysrhythmia.

Our outcomes are startling. Patients who tried ECT, spinal cord stimulators, VNS, many kinds of medications, and rTMS/tDCS alone, without adequate relief, are now able to respond to treatment and maintain their well-being on non-destructive doses of medication.

This treatment is safe, and easily tolerated.

We offer the new gold standard intervention for patients who have not recovered from any other treatment, via the synergistic effect of infused ketamine along with brain stimulation.

Advantages include :

  • Fewer/less frequent TMS sessions than would be needed on its own
  • Less ketamine than would be needed on its own
  • Better effect than either on its own
  • Fewer treatments
  • Faster relief

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