Intravenous Therapy, also known as infusion or IV therapy, is the process in which medical professionals administer liquid substances directly into a patient’s vein. At the American Migraine Center, we use infusion therapy to administer a variety of migraine medications to interested patients over the course of several sessions. Note that because the patient will be influenced by the medication, it is important that they are accompanied by a driver upon arriving to their appointment.
Is Infusion Therapy Right for Me?
Not all migraines can be relieved in the same way: every individual responds to medications differently. To combat this, the American Migraine Center offers sufferers the option to undergo infusion therapy, which can help physicians find which medications a patient responds to, while also providing cumulative relief. Patients who’ve suffered from migraines for extensive periods of time may also benefit from this treatment. This is because frequent migraines can actually alter a sufferer’s brain chemistry, leaving them vulnerable to more severe migraines in the future. IV treatment works to ‘reset’ this process, and long-term effects become more noticeable with each successive treatment.