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What are migraines?

What causes migraines?

It is unclear what causes migraines.  There appears to be a genetic component to migraines in that approximately 80% of migraine sufferers have a first-degree relative with migraines.  Women are more likely than men to have migraines which may be due to hormone fluctuation.


Migraines are a common neurological disorder, the cause of which is unclear.  Migraine sufferers typically have a one-sided headache that is made worse with movement, bright lights, loud sounds, and smells.  Some people have additional symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, numbness, tingling, slurred speech, visual changes, or ear ringing.  Migraines are considered chronic if you have them 15 or more days in a month.

How are migraines usually treated?

There are medications and other therapies used to prevent and manage migraine headaches including anticonvulsant medication, antidepressant medication, beta-blocker blood pressure medication, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist medications, trigger-point injections, and Botox injections.  Typically, people with chronic migraines have been seen by several medical professionals for help with their symptoms.  Some people do really well with typical treatments.  If you have not improved with typical treatments, we may be able to help.

Treatments offered at our clinic for migraines

We offer two types of treatments for migraine headaches:  Migraine Cocktails and Ketamine Infusions

Migraine Cocktail

What is a Migraine Cocktail?

Migraine cocktails are IV treatments consisting of a combination of non-narcotic medications approved by neurologists who specialize in migraine headaches.  Typically patients who benefit from migraine cocktails have to visit emergency departments for this treatment because it hasn't been readily available elsewhere.  The infusion takes about an hour and patients are typically pain-free or have a significant decrease in their migraine symptoms at the end of the treatment.  We offer this helpful treatment in our clinic, saving you a visit to the emergency department.  Cocktails don't work for everyone but are frequently quite helpful for migraine sufferers.  They are not a cure for your condition and you may need additional treatments when you develop another headache.  The frequency of treatment needed varies by patient.

Ketamine Infusion

What is a ketamine infusion?

Ketamine is an anesthetic drug, typically used to sedate people for surgery.  The latest evidence supports the effectiveness of ketamine for chronic migraines when used at low doses.  Although the exact way ketamine works is unclear, it is believed that ketamine disrupts the ingrained nerve pathways that signal your brain to produce pain.  It appears that ketamine can also assist in "rewiring" your brain to replace the dysfunctional pathways with healthy ones. 

Ketamine does not work for everyone and is not a cure for migraines.  Additional treatments may be needed as migraines return.  The frequency of treatments needed varies by patient.

Does insurance cover migraine cocktails
or ketamine treatments?

Insurance coverage varies widely.  Some plans will cover migraine cocktails and ketamine, others will only cover migraine cocktails, while others cover neither treatment.  We do not participate with or accept any insurance but will provide you with a claim form to submit for reimbursement if any is available through your plan.  Treatments must be paid for at the time of service.  You can use your health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for treatments.  Additionally, we take all major credit cards, ApplePay, and PayPal.

What do treatments cost?

How do I get started?

Call or text today to see if you are a good candidate for migraine cocktails or ketamine infusions for your migraines.

Call or text now: 480.341.5174

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