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Ketamine For Migraines

StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine

Holistic Medicine Specialists located in Skokie, IL & Frisco, TX

Migraine headache sufferers may feel like their head pain dictates their life, especially when traditional treatments fail to relieve the discomfort. The board-certified anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians at StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine in Skokie, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Miami Beach, Florida; Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and the West Loop and River North areas of Chicago, can help with ketamine for migraines. To relieve your migraine pain, call StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

Ketamine for Migraines Q&A

What are migraines?

Migraines are a chronic headache disorder that causes moderate to severe head pain that may last a few hours or days. Though the frequency and severity of migraines vary from person to person, the pain is frequent and debilitating for some people.

Treatment for migraines includes medications to prevent head pain and reduce pain when it occurs. Unfortunately, traditional migraine treatments may not help everyone get relief.

What is ketamine for migraines?

Ketamine for migraines is an innovative treatment option for people with severe migraine pain. Ketamine is an anesthetic that binds with receptors in the brain that stop transmitting pain signals. It’s often used as a general anesthetic during surgery.

However, when given in low doses, ketamine helps control pain in conditions that cause severe discomfort, like migraines. 

Am I a candidate for ketamine for migraines?

Your provider at StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine conducts a thorough evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine for migraines. They review your medical history and ask detailed questions about your symptoms, the frequency of your headaches, and current treatments.

They may consider you a candidate for ketamine for migraines if you have severe acute head pain and traditional migraine treatments fail to provide relief. Researchers are currently looking into the long-term benefits of ketamine for migraines and if it can provide prolonged relief.

What happens during ketamine for migraine treatment?

The experts at StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine customize your ketamine for a migraine treatment plan and review the details at your initial consultation. Ketamine therapy is available in many forms, including intravenous (IV), nasal spray, and sublingual lozenges.

IV ketamine and nasal spray ketamine are in-office therapies, while sublingual lozenges are taken at home. IV ketamine tends to work best for migraine pain. 

For IV ketamine, the team administers the medication at the office through an IV line in your arm. No matter what type of ketamine you receive for your migraines, you need to plan on taking it easy the remainder of the day and refrain from driving. Ketamine may make you feel drowsy and can cause hallucinations. 

You can resume your normal routine the day after your ketamine treatment.

Do you need relief from your migraine now? Call StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine or schedule an appointment online to learn more about ketamine for migraines.