Everyone who has ever experienced migraines is aware of how disruptive they can be to your life. In addition to light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and excruciating headaches, it can keep you from taking care of your family, working, and having any sense of a normal life. In fact, the World Health Organization places them as one of the ten most disabling medical illnesses. If prescription oral medications haven’t been working, you may be wondering about alternative treatments. Would infusion therapy help?
What triggers migraines?
There are many factors that could trigger a migraine. These can include a lack of sleep, continued stress, certain foods — such as aged cheeses, aspartame, some wines, and processed foods — sun glare, intense physical exertion, or hormonal changes. While there’s a myriad of pain-relieving and preventive medications, some patients fail to obtain relief. When this occurs, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes, such as staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and incorporating relaxation techniques. If traditional treatments are not alleviating symptoms, IV therapy may be a good option.
IV Therapy for Headaches and Migraine Relief
Intravenous infusions (IV therapy) can provide respite from migraines in several ways. They provide hydration, electrolytes, and vitamins that are delivered directly into your bloodstream. This means faster and more effective relief than taking oral medications. IV therapy also quells overactive nerve endings, as well as targets each individual symptom — inflammation, pain, and nausea — at the same time. Each infusion therapy can last between 1.5 – 2.5 hours and provides benefits in addition to migraine relief. These may include increased energy levels, as well as boost your mood and promote relaxation.
If Your Doctor Has Recommended Migraine IV Therapy, Let Infusion Associates Help You
At Infusion Associates, we provide medically-prescribed infusion therapy for patients with chronic conditions in a welcoming and friendly environment. Our team of healthcare professionals is fully committed to making the experience as comfortable as possible for you or your patients. We always inform patients of any potential side effects and answer all their questions before starting treatment. In addition, we have a Registered Pharmacist available to make the process as seamless as possible.
If you would like to refer a patient to us or want to inquire about the treatments we offer, you can contact us by calling us at (616) 954-0600 or filling out this form.