CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a 39 year old, Teresa Gillespie led an active life and was always on the move. But it was a progressively debilitating pain that led to a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) that stopped her in her tracks. Teresa isn't alone; RA is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis, affecting more than 1.3 million Americans, mostly women.
RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and limited motion and function of many joints. CBS News recently featured Teresa Gillispie in a news story describing her RA struggle and how she found a truly remarkable treatment.
Teresa stated, "It all began about 10 years ago when I noticed aches and joint pain that felt like I had the flu. The aches just did not go away and I felt worse and worse. I consulted my doctor and after a blood test, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My doctor told me there was no cure for RA and that my joints would slowly begin deteriorating. I tried many medications including oral and IV medications over the past ten years. These helped initially, but later on, they became ineffective and nothing seemed to work."
Teresa researched extensively online and learned about IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy for the treatment of her Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I found the top-rated IV Ketamine doctor, Dr. Ashraf Hanna, and began treatments right away."
As to her results after treatment, Teresa stated: "Dr. Hanna treated my Rheumatoid Arthritis with a 10 day IV Ketamine infusion, and the effects were immediate. My aches and pains were reduced, along with my joint stiffness and swelling. I just felt like I had more energy, and was able to do much more around the house, I even began cooking again for holiday family gatherings. To me, I felt like a new person and I was getting my life back!"
Dr. Hanna, a board certified physician and director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida discussed how his RA patients are improving with Ketamine treatments: "I want to be clear that I am not a rheumatologist, and I recommend exploring all conventional RA treatments prescribed by the patient's rheumatologist. There is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis. The majority of RA cases are adequately controlled by conventional therapy with oral anti-inflammatory medications and other IV infusion therapy provided by the rheumatologist. IV Ketamine is only reserved for patients who have failed the treatment or have too many side effects."
Dr. Hanna concluded, "Since I had great success treating severe pain associated with other auto-immune diseases like MS, and Lichen Sclerosis, I thought that I would expand the treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis and we had a great success with Teresa. IV Ketamine is very effective in treating Fibromyalgia, CRPS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inclusion-Body Myositis, Phantom Limb Pain, Chronic Lyme Disease, Treatment-Resistant Depression and PTSD."
For more information regarding Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments with IV Ketamine, please visit www.ivketamine.com or call 727-KETAMINE of 727-538-2646.
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