What is a Migraine Aura?

What is a Migraine Aura?

Migraines are a common and debilitating type of headache that affects millions of people worldwide. Migraines are characterized by severe and recurrent headaches, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can also be accompanied by a phenomenon known as an aura, which refers to a set of neurological symptoms that occur before or during a migraine attack.

What is a migraine aura?

A migraine aura is a set of neurological symptoms that occur before or during a migraine attack. These symptoms can include visual disturbances, such as flashing lights, zigzag lines, or blind spots, as well as sensory disturbances, such as tingling or numbness in the face or limbs or difficulty speaking or understanding speech. Auras can also include other symptoms, such as vertigo, or changes in smell or taste.

Auras typically last between 5 and 60 minutes, and they can be the first sign of a migraine attack, or they can occur during the attack. Auras are thought to be caused by changes in the blood flow and the electrical activity in the brain, specifically in the occipital lobes which is responsible for visual processing.

Auras are not the same for everyone, and some people may not experience an aura at all. They can be accompanied by a headache, but not always. Some people may experience an aura without any headache pain, which is called a silent migraine.

How can ketamine provide rapid relief from migraines?

Ketamine is a medication that has been used for more than 50 years as an anesthetic and analgesic agent in human and veterinary medicine. In the past decade, it has also been studied as a rapid-acting and innovative treatment for various mental health and pain conditions, such as migraines, depression, PTSD, and CRPS.

Ketamine works by inhibiting the activity of a brain chemical called glutamate, which is involved in the formation and maintenance of neural connections called synapses. Glutamate is also involved in the process of synaptic plasticity, which is the ability of synapses to change their strength and function in response to experience or environment. Synaptic plasticity is thought to be abnormal in migraines, leading to the persistence and reinforcement of pain and other symptoms.

Ketamine has been found to be an effective and safe treatment for migraines when administered in low doses and in a controlled and supervised setting, such as a clinic or a hospital. Studies have shown that ketamine can reduce the symptoms of migraines, such as pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound, as well as improve the quality of life, functioning, and cognitive flexibility of patients with migraines. 

Ketamine can also enhance the effects of other medications, such as triptans, and can have a longer-lasting effect than other treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

K Therapeutics & Wellness: The Best Place for a Person with Migraines to Receive Ketamine Therapy

At K Therapeutics & Wellness, we understand the complexity and the impact of migraines on the lives of our patients, and we offer a comprehensive and individualized approach to the assessment and treatment of migraines. Our providers use the latest and most evidence-based methods to evaluate the symptoms, history, and brain function of our patients, and we use the most effective and safe treatments, such as ketamine, to reduce the symptoms and the suffering of our patients.

We believe that ketamine can provide rapid relief from migraines, and we are committed to offering the best quality and the most innovative ketamine therapy for our patients in a comfortable and confidential environment. Our team of experienced and compassionate providers is dedicated to the well-being and recovery of our patients.

If you or a loved one is struggling with migraines and you are looking for a safe and effective treatment, please contact K Therapeutics & Wellness today to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you, and we are the best place for a person with migraines to receive ketamine therapy. Don’t let migraines control your life. Take the first step to regain control with our cutting-edge ketamine therapy. 

Our team of experts will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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