Migraine Headache Statistics
Chances are you or someone you know suffers from one of the many types of migraine headaches. An astounding 12% of the population has been diagnosed with migraines, with 18% being in women and 6% in men. Migraine headaches are the 3rd most prevalent medical condition in the world with 1 in 4 households having someone diagnosed. Migraine headaches have also been found to have hereditary links, with 90% of sufferers having a family history. Studies show migraines to be most common between the ages of 18-44 and often having accompanying symptoms other than the headache. Migraine headaches are debilitating in 90% of people, making it impossible to complete professional tasks. Every 10 seconds someone in the United States checks into an emergency room with complaints of a migraine.
Types of Migraine Headaches
There are many different types of migraine headaches:
- Migraine with Aura – These migraine headaches are accompanied by a type of aura (flash of light, blind spots, vision change). Patients may also experience numbness and difficulty speaking.
- Migraine without Aura – The most common type of migraine headache, generally lasting 4-72 hours. These migraines account for 75% of migraine headaches. Accompanying symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting and irritability.
- Cluster Headache – One of the most painful types of migraines, often starts suddenly with excruciating pain around one eye. The pain may radiate to other parts of the face and head. These migraine headaches can last from weeks to months.
- Tension Headache – One of the more common types of migraines, generally presenting with a band type pain that encircles the head. Patients often experience scalp tenderness, shoulder pain and a continual dull achy head pain.
Nashville Migraine Headache Treatment
Most people diagnosed with chronic migraine headaches take a daily “preventative” medication to help decrease the onset and frequency of headaches. Although these are generally successful, breakthrough migraines can still occur and additional treatment options are necessary.
At 61Five Health & Wellness our medical providers have years of experience in treating those breakthrough migraines uncontrolled at home. If you’re experiencing a migraine that is not unusual and consistent with past breakthrough migraine headaches, we can help! IV hydration therapy and non-narcotic pain medication combined with magnesium and anti-nausea medication significantly reduces migraine headaches to a more tolerable level. IV caffeine can also be added to any IV hydration infusion, which has been shown to greatly reduce pain associated with migraines.
Our Nashville IV therapy center is open 7 days a week with appointments and walk-ins accepted. 61Five’s medical providers are available to make sure your migraine headaches do not become debilitating and unmanageable.