Migraines Specialist

Big Sky Ketamine

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Kalispell, MT

Did you know that nearly one in four American families have someone who suffers from migraines? If you’ve tried various treatments, including prescription medications without significant relief, you may want to consider ketamine infusion therapy with William D. Stratford Jr., MD, FAPA, PC. The team at Big Sky Ketamine in Kalispell, Montana, regularly uses this cutting-edge, non-addictive treatment to address and relieve migraine-related pain. Request your appointment today by calling the office.


What are migraines?

Migraines aren’t your typical headache. Instead, they’re a series of neurological symptoms defined by excruciating, throbbing pain on one side of your head, as well as sensitivity to lights and sounds, nausea, and vomiting. 

Unlike tension or cluster headaches, migraines can last for hours or even days at a time. In addition, the pain caused by migraines may prevent you from participating in your normal routine, such as running errands or picking your kids up from school. 

Who gets migraines?

Anyone can experience migraines, but they typically appear when you’re a teenager or young adult. Other factors that may increase your risk of migraines include:

  • Being a woman
  • Drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
  • Missing sleep
  • Experiencing chronic stress
  • Taking certain prescription medications

You’re also more likely to suffer from migraines if you have a family history of them. For example, if your mother or father experienced migraines, you might as well. 

When should I visit a doctor regarding migraines?

Many times, migraines go undiagnosed and untreated. However, if you experience headaches more than five times a month and they regularly interfere with your quality of life, it’s important to schedule an appointment with the team at Big Sky Ketamine. 

Following a physical exam, discussion of your symptoms, and review of your medical history, your doctor can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs. 

How does ketamine infusion therapy help treat migraines?

A 2017 study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists found that 75% of patients with migraines experienced significant improvements in the pain and intensity of their symptoms following ketamine infusion treatment. In fact, patients rated their pain an average of 3.4 on a scale of 10 following ketamine infusion therapy. 

In addition, ketamine infusion is non-addictive, compared to other prescription painkillers that present serious side-effects. 

How many appointments will I need to treat my migraines?

The number of ketamine infusion therapy appointments you’ll need depends on the source and severity of your migraine symptoms. However, the team at Big Sky Ketamine typically sees positive results following a series of six treatment sessions spread out over the course of a two to three week period. 

To see if ketamine infusion therapy can relieve your migraines, make an appointment at Big Sky Ketamine today. Simply call the office to learn more. 


We have added staffing to accommodate the increased demand for IV ketamine therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential service provider, our office will remain open and fully operational. Please call us today if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment: 406-203-1884.