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If you suffer from crippling migraines, you don’t have to live with them or take addictive pain medicine. Ketamine infusion therapy and other effective treatments to get rid of severe headache pain and restore your quality of life.

Migraines Q&A

What are migraines?

Migraines are severe headaches that cause throbbing or pulsing pain, often on one side of your head. When left untreated, migraines are often debilitating and can negatively affect your job and overall quality of life. If you struggle with frequent or severe migraine pain, see one of our providers for an evaluation. 

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Common symptoms of migraines include:

  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Severe headache pain
  • Tingling on one side of the face
  • Pins and needles sensation in a leg or arm
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Throbbing or pulsing head pain
  • Pain on one side of your head

Migraine symptoms could last for a few hours or even days when left untreated. See your pain specialist at the first sign of debilitating discomfort. 

What are the risk factors for migraines?

Anyone can develop migraines, but factors that increase your risk of having them include:

  • Family history of migraines
  • Hormone changes 
  • Alcohol
  • Too much caffeine 
  • Ongoing stress
  • Bright, flashing lights
  • Intense physical exertion
  • Dehydration 
  • Sleep changes
  • Being in your 30s
  • Some medications 
  • Certain foods or additives
  • Obesity
  • Trauma history

Women are more likely to experience migraines than men. Adopting healthy habits and limiting food and drinks that trigger migraines may reduce your risk of developing them. 

How is a migraine diagnosed?

Our provider may diagnoses migraines after reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history with you. They complete physical and neurological exams and may order an MRI, CT scan, or another imaging procedure to detect or rule out additional problems. 

How are migraines treated?

Treatments for migraines include:

Lifestyle changes

Making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce the severity or frequency of migraines. Drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat nutritious foods. Keep stress levels low and avoid alcohol, excessive amounts of caffeine, and food that triggers headaches.

Medication management 

Taking certain medications can reduce your risk of developing migraines. Our providers at Healing Ketamine can help you properly manage your medication regimen. 

Ketamine infusion therapy 

Healing Ketamine offers ketamine infusion therapy to reduce migraine discomfort and the risk of future migraines. Your provider infuses an anesthetic called ketamine directly into your bloodstream to dull your body’s pain receptors. A series of treatments and periodic maintenance infusions offer you the best outcome.

To get much-needed relief from migraines, contact us to schedule an appointment online today.