In the United States, about 14 percent of people — that’s more than 39 million individuals — suffer from migraine headaches. Migraines are severe headaches caused by a variety of reasons. Some are caused by muscle tension, changes in sleep, stress, hormones, and even weather changes. Many of these factors we can’t control. That is why having an effective treatment is crucial for those unexpected times a migraine hits. Over-the-counter prescription treatments are sometimes not enough to get relief. IV therapy for migraines could be an alternative way to treat your migraine pain, which may result in less medication use and reduced side effects. If you’re searching for a headache medication that is safe and effective, IV therapy might be the answer.  

How does IV infusion therapy work for migraines?

 IV drip therapy works by targeting several different processes in the body at once, and this makes it very effective for migraine relief. For starters, IV infusion therapy provides immediate hydration. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of migraines because it can cause low blood pressure, which often leads to headaches. By providing immediate hydration, IV infusion therapy helps prevent or alleviate dehydration-induced migraines. IV therapy is also beneficial because it delivers vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes directly into your bloodstream. For example, one mineral that can be infused into the body through an IV is magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that many people are deficient in and can be an underlying cause of migraines. It can also help with the symptoms of a migraine, like nausea and dehydration.

You may have a secondary headache that is being caused by your migraine medications. When taking medications such as Imitrex for your migraines, certain side effects of these medications could continue to produce headaches even after the original headache has gone away. This is known as medication-overuse headaches. These headaches generally cause milder pain than your original migraine, but are more common than the migraine itself and will continue more often than not if not treated with alternative methods. Using IV therapy can help break this cycle and relieve your headache without having to worry about the possible side effects associated with medication overuse.

If you’re looking for a truly effective way to prevent or treat migraines, IV infusion therapy might be the solution for you. The ingredients that make up IV infusion therapies are specific to the individual patient and tailored to their needs. IV Bird’s mobile treatment will come directly to you.