Infusion Therapy Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Did you know that approximately 25% of American households have at least one person who suffers from migraine headaches? If you’ve tried various methods of care, but still can’t find relief, you may want to consider infusion therapy. At PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, a family-oriented neurology practice in Atlanta, the team has an infusion center on-site. To learn more about this cutting-edge treatment, call the office or click to make an appointment today.

Infusion Therapy Q & A

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What is The Infusion Center?

The team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists designed The Infusion Center for the management of acute migraine headaches with the use of intravenous fluids and medications. 

Every year, millions of migraine sufferers visit the emergency room in pursuit of relief. Unfortunately, patients who visit the ER are also more likely to experience migraine headaches that are more severe and unresponsive to traditional medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). 

Over time, multiple trips to the ER take a toll both physically and financially. In addition, many people don’t know where else to seek professional medical help. 

The Infusion Center at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provides a relaxing, welcoming environment without incurring the expense or time associated with ER visits. 

Is infusion therapy right for me?

The only way to determine if infusion therapy is right for you is to make an appointment at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your provider can make recommendations that align with your unique needs.

Whenever possible, the team treats migraine headaches using an integrative, holistic approach. However, if lifestyle changes like eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep don’t alleviate your symptoms, more intensive therapy may be necessary. 

What types of medication do you use during infusion therapy?

The type of infusion therapy you’ll most benefit from depends on the severity of your migraine headaches. At PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, the team uses a variety of agents and drug classes including:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antiemetics
  • Magnesium

The team might also recommend a solution of sodium valproate. Regardless of the type of infusion therapy you receive, IV fluids always promote hydration. 

What happens during infusion therapy?

If your doctor determines that you’re a good candidate for infusion therapy, they’ll develop a treatment plan and schedule a series of appointments.

When you arrive for your appointment, your provider checks your vital signs, including your heart beat and blood pressure. Next, you sit down in a comfortable chair and your provider asks you to make a fist. After identifying a vein, your doctor disinfects your arm with rubbing alcohol and carefully inserts the needle. The needle connects to a catheter that holds your infusion solution. From start to finish, an infusion appointment typically takes between 60-90 minutes. 

Migraine headaches are debilitating, but they don’t have to control your life. To make an appointment for infusion therapy, call the office or click the online booking tool today.