Migraines Specialist

Annette A. Lusko, DO -  - Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Integrative Medicine

Annette A. Lusko, DO

Ketamine Infusion Therapy & Addiction Specialist located in Gilbert, AZ

Migraines are often challenging to treat, but clinical studies show that ketamine therapy can provide relief. At Ketamine Integrative Medicine in Gilbert, Arizona, Annette Lusko, DO, offers customized ketamine treatments, including infusion therapy to relieve migraines and restore your quality of life. If you suffer from migraines, call Ketamine Integrative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

A migraine is a collection of neurological symptoms that typically include:

  • A severe headache, which may be localized to one side of the head
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and odor
  • Visual disturbances
  • Seeing auras or halos around lights 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

You may or may not have warning signs for a migraine attack. Some patients start to see auras or have increased tension in their neck, shoulders, and limbs. 

What causes migraines?

The causes of migraines aren’t fully understood, but research indicates that chemical reactions in your brain cause migraine attacks. Your hormones and other factors like stress, poor sleep, and food products like chocolate, cheese, and citrus are known migraine triggers. 

For example, many women suffer from migraines at certain points in their menstrual cycles. You might feel like your migraines strike out of nowhere, but often there’s a trigger. Dr. Lusko can help identify and avoid those triggers. 

How are migraines treated?

Migraines are notoriously tricky to treat, as every patient has different symptoms and responds to traditional treatments differently. Some of the conventional treatments for migraines include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Preventive medications like antidepressants
  • Anti-nausea medicine
  • Lifestyle modifications to avoid triggers

At Ketamine Integrative Medicine, Dr. Lusko offers alternative treatments for migraines. In addition to osteopathic manipulations to relieve tension in your neck, shoulders, and jaw, she also provides ketamine infusions. 

What should I expect during ketamine infusion therapy for migraines?

Dr. Lusko creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs after a comprehensive assessment. Generally, if you have ketamine infusion therapy for migraines, you have a series of consecutive treatments that last for 3-5 hours. 

During your ketamine infusion, you rest comfortably in an armchair while you receive the infusion. You can read, nap, or watch television during your infusion. You may experience mild hallucinations or floating, tingling sensations during your treatment. 

Any side effects usually subside soon after your infusion is complete. You spend around an hour under observation before Dr. Lusko releases you to go home. 

You need to have a friend or family member drive you home from your appointment as ketamine can temporarily interfere with your concentration and ability to drive.

If you’re not satisfied with other migraine treatments, call Ketamine Integrative Medicine or make an appointment online today.