Treatment of Migraines
Elimination Of Migraines and 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.
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for migraines and other headaches, please click here.