Understanding Chronic Migraines
A migraine is more than just a headache. It is a very common condition and 15.3 % of Americans aged 18 years or older have reported experiencing migraine heachaches in the past three months. Migraine symptoms can be very debilitating. In fact, migraines are one of the main causes of disability worldwide. But there is a way to tackle migraine causes and provide migraine relief through treatment provided here at Infinite Wellness.
Most migraines don’t require a doctor’s visit, but here at Infinite Wellness we offer treatments that can help prevent migraines. The difference between a headache and a migraine is whether the pain is a symptom or a disease. Migraines are classified as a disease and the pain is caused by vasodilation in the cranial blood vessels. A headache, on the other hand, is caused by vasoconstriction, or the narrowing of blood vessels by small muscles in their walls. Migraines may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, and numbness.
At Infinite Wellness we treat migraines by focusing on prevention. Our experts offer new innovative treatments for migraines including Botox injections at different sites of the head, medications like erenumab, specialized chiropractic techniques, and innovative supplement regimens.
Migraines come in many shapes and sizes and sometimes it can be hard to understand what you are experiencing. Migraines can come in the form of:
- Migraine With Auras
- Retinal Migraine (Loss Of Vision)
- Migraines Without Head Pain
- Hemiplegic (Stroke-Like) Migraine
Here at Infinite Wellness, we are dedicated to finding a way to relieve the pain caused to our patients by migraines through one of our state of the art treatments. We know every patient is different, so we will work with your case to find a treatment that is right for your situation.
Causes and Symptoms of Migraines
One of the most debilitating aspects of chronic migraines is their unpredictability. It can be hard to tell when one will strike and the symptoms can last all the way from 4 to 72 hours. The symptoms can result in the forms of throbbing pain of one or both sides of your head. But you could end up experiencing migraines with aura if you get blind spots or see flashing lights during the attacks. Other symptoms of chronic migraine attacks can include:
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
People who experience chronic migraines usually do so due to a family history of getting them or even due to the certain routines they keep every day. A person who suffers from migraines can be more sensitive to their environment, thus they can be triggered by everyday things. This can include certains types of food or drink, certain smells, bright lights, loud sounds, or it can be caused by the stress of going through everyday life. The key is to find the things that may be triggering chronic migraines and taking the steps towards proper treatment so you can start experiencing relief from the pain and symptoms associated with chronic migraines.
Migraines Relief Through Treatment Offered by Infinite Wellness
Infinite Wellness knows how difficult it can be for patients who suffer from chronic migraines. That’s why we’ve tailored our treatments to target the specific causes and symptoms associated with migraines so you can begin to live your life pain free. Infinite Wellness specializes in treatments that are mainly focused on finding solutions that are holistic and non-invasive. That way you can go back to living your life quickly with little to no down time to worry about. Pain caused by migraines can be disruptive enough to your everyday life, so we strive for treatments that can get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Migraine Treatment Through Medication
Erenumab is a new type of medication that can be provided by Infinite Wellness that was just recently FDA approved in 2018 to help prevent migraines. It works by targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRPR) in order to prevent migraines through the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to block CGRP from the receptor, which is now to be a common way for migraines to start. It’s a new and effective way to manage the symptoms of frequent migraines so you don’t have to worry so much about migraine related pain affecting your day to day life. The use of medication is a great option if you’re looking for something you can take at regular intervals in order to manage your migraine symptoms.
Migraine Treatment Through Botox
This may be a surprise, but botox injections can actually be a help when it comes to stopping pain caused by migraines. That’s because when the botox gets injected into your face it can block neurotransmitters from making it to your brain and causing the pain reaction. Although it might not be for everyone, it is something to consider when looking for solutions for frequent pain caused by migraines.
When you’re searching for solutions for ending the cause of chronic migraines, you should consider Infinite Wellness because we have proven ourselves over the years to be extremely capable of finding solutions for the pain that affects your daily life. We know that suffering from frequent painful attacks caused by chronic migraines can greatly affect the way you live your life both in your work and the activities you want to do. That’s why we strive to provide solutions that are guaranteed to fit your individual needs. We know everyone’s situation is unique, which is why we will be there to work you through the process so you can begin to live the pain free life you have always dreamed of. Don’t suffer in pain, we have the solutions you need to get you feeling better. Call (618) 747-3200 to start your way back to your normal.