Migraines cause severe pain and symptoms that are notoriously difficult to treat, but ketamine offers effective and fast-acting relief. Board-certified nurse anesthetist Jacqueline Materi, APRN, CRNA, treats patients with migraines at Ketamine Care Clinic in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today to learn how ketamine can reduce the pain and intensity of chronic migraines.
Migraines are more than just bad headaches. They cause intense, throbbing pain that often occurs with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Often, migraines are so severe that you can’t perform daily activities.
Without treatment, a single migraine attack can last anywhere from 4-72 hours. Some people get migraines occasionally, while others get them several times a month. Chronic migraines occur at least 15 days per month for a period of three months or longer.
Migraine treatment typically involves taking medications to relieve pain and prevent symptoms. But many people continue to suffer from disabling migraines despite multiple attempts at treatment.
Ketamine infusion therapy offers hope for patients who suffer from migraines that don’t respond to other treatments. Used as an anesthetic for decades, IV infusions of a low dose of ketamine offer fast relief from chronic pain conditions like migraines without the use of prescription opioids.
Ketamine is a unique medicine that has pain-relieving properties. Ketamine acts on the N-Methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in your brain, preventing them from sending pain signals. In addition to blocking pain signals, ketamine also promotes healing in those cells for long-term relief.
Many people report a significant improvement in migraine symptoms after only one ketamine treatment. Ketamine Care Clinic develops an individualized treatment plan to provide you with short- and long-term migraine relief.
Your confidential consultation at Ketamine Care Clinic involves a thorough review of your symptoms and medical history and a physical exam. Your provider works cooperatively with your primary physician and neurologist to create a ketamine treatment plan that suits your needs.
Ketamine infusions take place at the clinic and last 1-4 hours, depending on your treatment plan. You relax in a comfortable chair while an IV delivers the ketamine solution into your bloodstream. Your Ketamine Care Clinic provider monitors your safety the entire time.
You may feel sleepy during and after the treatment, so it’s important to have someone else drive you home. You stay at the clinic until any side effects, like dizziness and nausea, pass.
If you suffer from chronic migraines that interfere with your daily life, call Ketamine Care Clinic, or book an appointment online today.