View any of our patient stories below to learn about pain conditions and treatments. Chronic pain effects one in every five people but there is good news. You don’t have to live in chronic pain any longer. Dr. Asraf Hanna can help you get your life back and live pain free. The greatest testament to our comprehensive approach to pain management is brought to you by our patients. These are our patient’s stories…
CBS news visited the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida to interview Dr. Ashraf Hanna and find out more about his breakthrough for treatment-resistant depression with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
Dr. Ashraf Hanna visits CBS News to discuss his patient’s battle with depression..
Dr. Ashraf Hanna offers a truly breakthrough treatment – IV Ketamine for patients suffering from PTSD and depression. Traditional medications can take weeks to be effective, and in many cases, it is too late. IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy has been proven to be effective in as little as 40 minutes, providing hope to thousands of veterans that desperately need it.
Fibromyalgia affects millions of people from all over the world. It can have many symptoms, including depression and low energy levels. CBS News featured a patient that had great results after being treated with IV Ketamine at the Florida Spine Institute by Dr, Ashraf Hanna.
Karen Mullins was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after a car accident left her in severe chronic pain. Karen was one of the first patients in Dr. Hanna’s clinical study for Fibromyalgia pain utilizing IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Her results are extremely positive and she now has a much better quality of life.
An on-the-job injury in 2012 resulted in Laura Tramo’s right arm becoming unusable due to severe pain and muscle atrophy. She was diagnosed with CRPS / RSD and first tried heavy doses of pain medication. When the pain level did not decrease and the pain meds made her nauseous, she looked for a better treatment option. After meeting with Dr. Ashraf Hanna, she began IV Ketamine treatment with incredible results!
Laura Tramo after Ketamine treatment
After a slip and fall injury lead to a diagnosis of CRPS, Arlene Perez was in severe pain and had to use a wheelchair. She tried many failed treatments, but then had a consult with Dr. Ashraf Hanna at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida. Dr Hanna recommended IV Ketamine for her CRPS treatment and Arlene has had incredible results! She is now able to walk and enjoy life again!
Terri Brouthers was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD and have severe pain for many years. She tried many failed treatments and was about to give up hope. After consulting with Dr. Ashraf Hanna at the Florida Spine Institute, she began IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy and has had incredible results!
Dr. Ashraf Hanna, director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida treats Kimberly Billman’s CRPS with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Kimberly was bedridden for over a year and after treatment, she is now able to walk, has reduced pain and reduced depression symptoms. and has had incredible results!
Bella Davis was diagnosed with CRPS / RSD in 2014 at the age of 10. Her condition was triggered by an ankle sprain while playing basketball. The pain increased to the point of not being able to walk. After several IV Ketamine Treatments with Dr. Ashraf Hanna at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida, her CRPS is now in remission and she is able to walk and enjoy life again.
Thomas Rice was diagnosed with CRPS / RSD in 2011 after complications from a foot injury resulted in severe pain. The pain level was so intense, he eventually could not walk. After trying multiple treatments, he visited Dr. Ashraf Hanna at the Florida Spine institute in Clearwater, Florida. Thomas’ CRPS was treated with IV Ketamine his results are incredible, and is now able to walk again and is hoping for a full recovery.
Laura Novak was diagnosed with CRPS / RSD in 2010 after an injury caused her to be in constant pain. After having IV Ketamine treatments, her pain level has been reduced from a 10 (on a scale from 1 – 10) to a more manageable level. She now has a much better quality of life and can take care of her daily needs.
After a car accident left Nancy Cotterman with a badly broken foot, she was diagnosed in 1998 with CRPS / RSD. Nancy was a pioneer in the IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy for CRPS / RSD pain. Nancy is now a patient of Dr. Ashraf Hanna and has had tremendous success with her treatments at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida.
Lizzy, Dr. Hanna’s patient had been diagnosed with CRPS / RSD in 2013 after a tetanus injection. Her symptoms were so severe, she couldn’t walk and could not perform everyday functions. Dr. Hanna began IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Lizzy and within a few sessions, she was able to walk and is on her way to full remission.
Gabriel was found in a coma after having an adverse reaction to his medication. The coma left him with severe complications, resulting in a stroke. He was then diagnosed with CRPS / RSD and depression. He is now being treated by Dr. Ashraf Hanna with IV Ketamine Infusions and has had incredible results at Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida.
Theresa McCann was diagnosed with CRPS in 2002, after having complications from her pregnancy. She then began IV Ketamine Infusions and has reduced her pain levels by 50%.
Karen Schoenberg discusses her CRPS / RSD pain management treatment and overall experience with Dr. Hanna of Florida Spine Institute. Karen was diagnosed with CRPS / RSD and had serious, chronic pain for 4.5 years and could not get any relief. Dr. Hanna suggested IV Ketamine Infusion therapy, and after treatment, Karen’s pain took a dramatic turn and is now on the way to full remission.
Sherry Johnson, Dr. Ashraf Hanna’s patient, suffered from severe CRPS/RSD for years. The pain was so intense, she was bedridden. After beginning IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy at the Florida Spine Institute with Dr. Hanna, her pain is reduced and she now has her quality of life back.
Natalia, Dr. Hanna’s patient, had been diagnosed with CRPS / RSD after an injury to her wrist. Her symptoms included chronic pain and multiple flare-ups in other parts of her body. Natalia began IV Ketamine Infusions with Dr. Hanna and after a few sessions, the pain was completely removed.
Jacinta, Dr. Ashraf Hanna’s patient, suffered from severe CRPS / RSD pain for years. After trying multiple treatments involving high dose medications and a spinal cord stimulator she has found pain relief with IV Ketamine Infusions at the Florida Spine Institute.
Ashley Houston has full body CRPS, and had severe chronic pain and was bed-ridden. After receiving IV Ketamine Infusion therapy, she had a miraculous recovery and was able to walk and drive again.
Patient Teresa Gillispie tried many failed treatments for her Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and swelling and nothing seemed to help. Then she found Dr.Ashraf Hanna and he suggested a breakthrough treatment, IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. After just a few treatments, the results were amazing! Teresa’s pain and swelling were dramatically reduced, and she is now able to enjoy life again.
Dr. Ashraf Hanna treats Inclusion Body Myocitis patient, Paul Bingelli with IV Ketamine at the Florida Spine Institute and has amazing results.
CBS News Features Dr Ashraf Hanna and patient Terry Stagg with Breakthrough Muscle Weakness Therapy for Inclusion Body Myositis with IV Ketamine
Christopher Todd Maynard was involved in a horrific traffic accident in 2003 resulting in a broken neck, pelvis, jaw and a crushed arm. After his arm was removed, he began to experience Phantom Limb Pain. He tried controlling the pain with medication, but has had limited relief. He is now being treated with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy by Dr. Ashraf Hanna at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater Florida and after only one treatment, his pain levels have been reduced from a 7 to a 1 on a pain level scale from 1 to 10.
Sherry Johnson was diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus and had skin lesions that were not healing. Sherry began IV Ketamine Infusion therapy, and now her LS is in remission and her lesions have healed.