Migraines

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What are Migraines?

Roughly 39 million people in the US and one billion people worldwide deal with migraines, making it the third most common illness globally.

Migraines are a severe form of headache that can cause severe throbbing, usually on one side of the head. Symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last hours or even days and be so intense that they affect one’s work-life or daily activities.

At Ketamine Wellness Institute, we understand how debilitating this condition can be. That’s why we’re committed to helping those who are eager to reclaim control of their lives.

Pain

Migraines cause great, debilitating pain that usually focuses on one side of the head or behind one eye. They also cause a great sensitivity to light, meaning it can be very difficult to go about one’s normal day when a migraine strikes. There is no “right” way to manage migraines, and often headache medication doesn’t touch the pain. Often, one must resign themselves to a dark, cool room and wait for it to pass.

Nausea

Due to the pain that one might endure during a migraine, it can make them extremely nauseous, even leading to vomiting if the pain persists. In fact, it may be more common than you might think. Eight out of every ten people in the US with migraines report feeling nauseous while going through a migraine episode.

Auras

For some people, migraines can appear without warning. Others might see an aura of some kind. Examples of an aura include visual phenomena, vision loss, pins and needles in an arm or leg, weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or difficulty speaking.

The Science Behind IV Ketamine

How It Works

Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.

Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.

Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.

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How IV Ketamine Can Help

The symptoms of migraines can be difficult to cope with and affect your daily life, but treatment is possible.

Ketamine has been used as a trusted anesthetic and pain reliever for decades and is now a powerful treatment for chronic pain conditions.

By interacting with the NMDA receptor in the nervous system and other receptors, ketamine can impact the amounts of pain you experience.

Additionally, ketamine is known to help treat some of the other side effects associated with chronic pain like depression or fatigue.

Take back control of your life with IV ketamine therapy. Contact us at Ketamine Wellness Institute today to learn more.

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