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Alternative to Migraine Treatment

Alternative to Migraine Treatment

Migraine headaches are a debilitating condition. With over 33 million Americans claiming that they suffer from migraines at least once a year, it’s no wonder that those who suffer from them are looking for better treatment options.

In addition to intense pain, most migraine sufferers experience: nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light and/or sound, and fatigue. Due to the extreme symptoms associated with migraines, a large number of those who suffer from them can undergo a drastic change in their lifestyle.

Migraines can often disrupt things like important personal appearances and special events. They can also cause frequent absenteeism from work. This eventually leads to a disruption in both professional and personal relationships and they can affect the inability to advance in the workplace. This also causes social problems such as isolation as well as a reduction in income.

Even though there are a variety of treatments for migraine sufferers, many are realizing that pain medications don’t solve the underlying problem. They only dull or numb the pain for a limited amount of time. In order to gain more control of their lives, migraine headache sufferers are turning to homeopathic treatments such as acupuncture and herbal supplements. It is important to note that studies are now showing positive results from treating the headaches with chiropractic care.

When migraine sufferers were treated with chiropractic care on a regular basis, patients experienced either substantial or noticeable improvement. They found that the frequency of the headaches was reduced, the length of time that they suffered from the headache was less, or they didn’t need to use their medication as much as they did prior to treatment.

Cervical or spinal manipulation is a common choice for those who want a more non-evasive, drug-free solution. While it’s important to note that not all treatments work for all patients, spinal manipulation has proven to be as effective as drug therapy but with fewer side effects.

It’s also important for migraine sufferers to understand the misconceptions surrounding the typical remedies for headache relief.

• Pain medications temporarily relieve pain. They don’t relieve what’s causing the problem.

• Over the counter and prescription drugs can have serious side effects.

• Stress isn’t the direct cause of a headache. It is more related to how your body reacts to the stress in your life.

• A headache or migraine won’t go away unless you treat the cause of the problem.

Treatment of migraine headaches should be discussed with your personal physician. However, it is important to keep an open mind and weigh all of the options available for treatment.

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