Treatment of Migraines
Elimination Of Migraines & Other Headaches
The diagnosis of migraine headaches is based primarily on characteristics such as its severity (moderate to severe), duration (4 to 72 hours), whether it is aggravated by normal physical activity, and whether it is accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea. There must not be any evidence of organic disease.
Migraine Without Aura (formerly known as “Common Migraine”) and Migraine With Aura (formerly known as “Classical Migraine”) are similar except for visual changes such as the appearance of wavy lines in the eyes prior to onset of headaches in people who experience “auras”.
As you can see “migraine” (as well as other headaches called “Tension-Type”, “Cluster”, etc) is a category of headaches which is principally based on words, not on blood tests, x-rays, MRI’s, CAT scans, or comparable tests. They fall well within the range of conditions which we treat.
In many cases, migraines can be “triggered” by bright lights or foods such as red wine, aged cheese, chocolate, etc. If this is the case, avoidance of these triggers for migraines and other headaches can be very helpful. However, in many cases, the “trigger” is an injured or otherwise dysfunctional muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint. Our goal is to find and treat these problem areas, thereby eliminating the pain, regardless of how it’s categorized.
Following is a tiny sample of the forms which our patients signed after the completion of treatment. Each one was treated in the manner outlined in the “How We Successfully Treat Headaches” section of this website. As you can see, all were relieved of their painful headaches.
To put it simply, if there is no neurological condition such as a brain tumor (which fortunately is only rarely the cause of headaches), there is over a 90% probability that we can resolve the painful problem.
As with all our patients, our goal for those who suffer from migraines and other headaches is to bring about healing to the maximum extent possible rather than masking the cause with drugs. In this way, we have been able to eliminate the pain without side effects for well over 30 years.
“My neurologist diagnosed me with “chronic tension-type headaches” ten years ago. They were absolutely unbearable. They totally interfered with my work as here. Now that I don’t have the pain anymore, it’s hard to remember what it was like to be in pain. This is an amazing office. Everyone here is like a friend.” – Ilana I. (New York)
“I thought my life was over before I came here. I was ready to put myself out of my misery because of the migraines. It was like someone had a vise around my head and was screwing it tighter and tighter. I literally used to sit in a recliner with two pairs of sun glasses on and the drapes drawn. I’d never be where I am today if not for you. I’m glad I drove over 500 miles to come here.” – Michael S. (Pennsylvania)
“Cluster headaches affected my marriage, my children, my social life, and my work for 36 years. The pain was really the cause of my divorce. At first it felt like a knife was sticking in my eye four or five times a day but there were times that I was pain free. Eventually it attacked me every single day regardless of all the medications my eight neurologists had me take. I became very depressed and often thought of killing myself because of the pain. I was even hospitalized three times for a week at a time to take me off medications, but I never got any better.You don’t know how happy you made me and my present wife by completely eliminating the pain! It’s miraculous. I can even sleep straight through the night for the first time in all these years. All the doctors and staff here are terrific. I never felt like a patient. I always felt like a friend.” – Marvel J.
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for migraines and other headaches, please click here.