A migraine is a severe headache that usually affects only one side of the head at a time. Most patients describe the pain associated with a migraine as throbbing or stabbing. If you have a migraine, you may also experience other symptoms, such as blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound at the same time.
Researchers believe that migraines occur because of changes in the way the brainstem interacts with the trigeminal nerve. Alterations in the chemicals in your brain may also play a role in the development of migraines. Many patients get migraines only after being exposed to certain triggers, such as hormonal changes, changes in the weather, physical stress, or certain foods.
Most other headaches are tension headaches. These headaches usually occur because of stress, tense muscles, and other such issues.
Solutions Integrated Medicine begins the treatment of migraines and headaches by performing a thorough physical exam. The team will also review your medical history and ask specific questions about your lifestyle and symptoms. Based on this information, they will identify the factors that contribute to your headaches and/or migraines.
The team customizes all treatment plans for patients with headaches and migraines. The goal of treatment will be to reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches.
Depending on the specifics of your condition, any of the following treatments may be recommended:
Regenerative therapy is designed to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue in injured areas. Some people with headaches may benefit from this treatment option, especially if headaches are related to problems in the neck.
Chiropractic care, such as joint manipulation, can resolve problems with joint alignment that may make headaches worse.
If you have injuries or weaknesses in your neck that contribute to your migraines or headaches, rehab may be beneficial.
The team will tell you which of these treatments will be best for you. In some cases, more than one treatment may recommended.
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