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Migraine Therapy Specialist

Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & IV Therapy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Migraine headaches affect about one in six Americans. Though common, without treatment, migraines can keep you from work, exercise, and other activities you love. At Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center, board-certified anesthesiologist Syeda Madani, DO, offers several types of migraine therapy, including IV therapy and ketamine infusion therapy. To see if you can benefit from either treatment option, make an appointment in Hoffman Estates, Illinois by calling or clicking the online booking feature today.

Migraine Therapy Q&A

What is migraine therapy?

Migraine therapy uses intravenous treatments like ketamine infusion or vitamin therapy to relieve the symptoms of migraine headaches. Migraines are much more severe than tension or cluster headaches. Often, they last for hours at a time and cause debilitating symptoms. 

Consider migraine therapy if you regularly experience migraines and don’t respond to at-home treatments like lifestyle modification or prescription medication. Treatment is quick, minimally invasive, and provides lasting results.

When should I consider migraine therapy?

Migraine therapy might be able to help if you regularly experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Neck stiffness
  • Weakness or numbness in your face
  • Throbbing pain
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Nausea and vomiting

You might also benefit from migraine therapy if your headaches occur frequently and keep you from going to work.

What are the types of migraine therapy?

Dr. Madani offers several types of migraine therapy, including:

IV therapy

During IV therapy, you receive an intravenous drip that contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Typically, IV therapy takes 30-45 minutes. Treatment doesn’t require any downtime, so you can return to work and other activities right away.

Ketamine infusion therapy

You might benefit from ketamine infusion for your migraines. Ketamine infusion is similar to IV therapy in its route of administration. The difference is that you receive ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic.

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that acts on glutamate binding sites in the brain at the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor as well as at other receptors. While the exact mechanism of action of ketamine for the treatment of refractory migraine is not fully understood, the theory is that subanesthetic doses of ketamine manifest functional and electrophysiological dissociation between the thalamo-neocortical and limbic systems. 

Effectively, ketamine blocks or inhibits the neural excitation pathways likely responsible for the migraine headache pain. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain showed a significant short-term improvement in all of the study participants with refractory chronic migraine after a single subanesthetic dose of intravenous ketamine.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of treatment sessions you need depends on your symptoms and goals. Dr. Madani will work with you to provide a personalized treatment plan.

What type of migraine therapy will benefit me?

The type of migraine therapy that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, the frequency of your migraines, and the severity of your symptoms. After discussing your symptoms and goals, Dr. Madani can make recommendations that align with your needs.

To explore the benefits of migraine therapy, make an appointment at Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.