Migraines

Midwest Ketafusion™

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Iowa City, IA

One migraine can be difficult to manage. If you have chronic migraines or are unable to find an effective treatment, you know that it affects every aspect of your life. The team at Midwest Ketafusion™ in Iowa City, Iowa, uses safe and effective ketamine treatments to help you find relief from your chronic, severe headaches and migraines. For acute migraines that are difficult to treat with traditional ketamine-based therapy, Midwest Ketafusion offers a sphenopalatine ganglion block that quickly and without pain alleviates the associated symptoms. For an expert consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Headaches affect one in 10 Americans and can range in severity from mild to severe. Head pain can be sharp or dull, localized or generalized, and may be accompanied by other symptoms, like nausea. Headaches are often temporary and infrequent, and most resolve on their own.

Migraines are a more severe form of a headache that can be debilitating and significantly affect your daily activities.

Symptoms of a migraine include:

  • Severe head pain
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • One-sided head pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Eye or jaw pain

Migraines often begin with what is called an aura, which may involve tingling on the side of your face, blind spots, or flashes of light.

What causes migraines?

Causes of migraines are usually related to structural issues of the head and neck, such as blood vessels, nerves, or muscles. That said, migraines are complex and underlying causes are not always clear.

Situations that could place you at higher risk for getting a migraine include:

  • Stressful lifestyle
  • Poor nutrition
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Muscle tension in shoulders and neck
  • Dehydration

Because underlying causes of migraines are not always clear, the headaches can be difficult to effectively treat. For many, traditional methods of treatment are not sufficient to relieve their pain.

How can the Midwest Ketafusion™ Team help relieve chronic migraines?

The board-certified providers at Midwest Ketafusion™ use ketamine as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, working alongside your primary care physician.

Initially, you have an in-depth consultation with a licensed provider, who takes time to understand your symptoms and health history. The provider performs a physical assessment and develops a personalized treatment plan for you.

Each treatment plan is different, but your plan will most likely include a series of 5-10 infusions of ketamine, given every day or every other day, and lasting 3-4 hours. Ketamine may be part of a treatment plan that includes nutritional counseling, nutritional supplementation, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.

How can the Midwest Ketafusion™ Team help relieve acute migraines?

 

 

For hard-to-treat acute migraines and primary headache disorder, Midwest Ketafusion™ is proud to offer Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks to its patients. A sphenopalatine ganglion block is an extracranial parasympathetic ganglion block that alleviates associated symptoms of acute migraines such as nausea, lacrimation, emesis, and rhinorrhea. 

By using a small dose of intranasal lidocaine, leading studies have seen a significant benefit in acute migraine reduction (55%) when compared to a saline placebo. Studies have shown, performed in the setting of a headache clinic produced positive results showing improved relief at 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 24 hours. The team at Midwest Ketafusion™ is knowledgeable in all forms of acute and chronic migraine prevention and therapy; be sure to ask one of our teammates today!

 

For an in-depth consultation about ketamine and how it can help your migraines, call or book an appointment online with Midwest Ketafusion™ today.