Migraines Treatment in Medina

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Migraines Treatment in Medina, TX

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Migraines are a leading cause of disability worldwide.

At Amity Infusions and Therapeutics in Medina, TX, we are proud to offer innovative pain management options. Prioritizing high safety standards and patient orientation, we use ketamine infusion therapy to treat migraines and other chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

Our mission at Amity Infusions and Therapeutics is to give those affected by migraines a second chance at taking back control of their life. Ketamine infusions are a groundbreaking and efficient migraine treatment that has been scientifically proven to provide fast relief for those with a treatment-resistant condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Migraines?

Migraines are a debilitating form of chronic pain. People that suffer from migraines recognize the onset immediately. The lifespan of this intense pain can be broken into four phases:

Prodrome

Sometimes, warning signs of a migraine attack will appear a day or two ahead. These signs can be:
  • Cravings
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Unusually difficult bowel movements
  • Significant mood changes like depression or euphoria
  • Increased thirst or feeling like you need to urinate
  • Repeated yawning

Aura

Auras are also known as revocable indicators of the nervous system. They are primarily visual but may include other disruptions. The symptoms start gradually, build for several minutes, and persist for 20 minutes to an hour. Here are some examples of migraine auras:
  • Visual cues – seeing bright spots, shapes, or flashes of light
  • Temporary loss of vision
  • Tingling sensations in the leg or arm
  • Weakness or numbness in one side of the body or the face
  • Trouble speaking either words or whole sentences
  • Hearing music or noises
  • Unruly jerking or wild movements

Attack

Migraine attacks last anywhere from four hours to three days if untreated, but the duration varies based on each person. Migraines might happen rarely or occur many times a month. With a migraine, you may experience:

  • Excruciating pain on one or both sides of your head
  • Ache that pulses or throbs
  • Sensitivity to sound, light, and sometimes touch and smell
  • Sickness and vomiting

Post-drome

People often report feeling exhausted, bewildered, and wiped out for a whole day following a migraine attack. Abrupt head movement can cause the pain to resurface.

How Does Ketamine Treat Migraines?

This process involves a complex series of brain activities. Scientists believe ketamine addresses chronic pain, like migraines, by inhibiting the NMDA receptor in brain regions associated with depression and pain. The NMDA receptor is activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter associated with learning, memory, mood regulation, and pain. When ketamine inhibits the NMDA receptor, glutamate accumulates in the space between neurons. This has a cascade of effects on the brain, resulting in relief from chronic pain and new neural growth.

This differs from conventional antidepressants, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several brain areas and tangentially affect glutamate. This process usually takes weeks, sometimes months, to provide relief, while ketamine produces rapid relief from migraine symptoms.

Are There Any Adverse Effects of Ketamine?

Ketamine has very few side effects. While uncommon, some patients report a dreamy state, temporary blurry vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and slight transient anxiety. Thanks to its wide safety margin, ketamine is an FDA-approved drug for “off-label” or less typical use.

An “off-label” use indicates a treatment the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medicines at some point develop off-label uses due to the emerging clinical evidence as a drug gets more use and is more closely observed.

For example, Clonidine, initially prescribed for hypertension, was observed to have helpful effects for people with ADHD. Eventually, scientists and clinicians discovered it had other uses. Now Clonidine treats nightmares in individuals with ADHD, a use that the FDA did not initially approve.

Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?

We strive to ensure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their private rooms during treatment.

A number of our clients refer to a “dissociation” effect. This altered state often accompanies the shift in perspective and neurochemistry, enabling patients to heal effectively.

This experience is an ordinary part of the treatment. You will remain in a safe atmosphere with our team readily available during your infusion providing close, comfortable monitoring.

Is Ketamine Treatment the Right Solution for You?

Are you searching for the path to a pain-free life? Are you tired of trying one medication after the other only to be left with those same feelings of pain and discomfort? Then ketamine infusions might be an excellent option for you.

Contact Us Now

Contact Amity Infusions and Therapeutics to request your consultation and learn more about how the best new migraine treatment in Medina, TX, can change your life.