Ketamine for Migraines
Migraine headaches can happen to anyone, but they are more common among women than men. There is no definitive cause for migraine, but a family history of the condition is a particular risk factor. Factors such as stress, dehydration, and hormone changes can all trigger migraine headaches.
Treatment options for migraines
- Prescription medications may be diagnosed to alleviate pain and reduce the frequency and intensity of attacks.
- Hormone therapy can control many of the symptoms of hormonal changes such as those which occur during the menopause. In many cases this can be effective at reducing migraine symptoms.
- Lifestyle changes such as stress management, calming techniques, and meditation.
But there is one treatment shown to be particularly efficacious in reducing the severe pain associated with migraine headaches: ketamine infusion therapy.
The science behind ketamine for migraines
Ketamine infusion therapy is a form of drug treatment used to combat chronic pain, as well as mood disorders such as bipolar and depression. It works by intravenously injecting a controlled dosage of the drug ketamine into the patient’s bloodstream over a series of short treatment sessions. The ketamine targets the NMDA receptor in the brain, which is responsible for modulating pain. The treatment has shown effective results in relieving the excruciating pain experienced by migraine sufferers and allowing them to continue with their lives more comfortably. Ketamine for migraines is perfect for patients who have tried other treatments without success.
Does ketamine for migraines work?
Migraine medicines often produce unwanted side effects, but ketamine infusion therapy has none. Patients report reduced symptoms and increased comfort as a result, with no lingering after-effects.
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