MIGRAINE/STRESS HEADACHES

MIGRAINES

A Migraine Headache is a chronic, neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches, often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.

Typically, migraines affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and lasts from 2 to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity. Up to one-third of people with migraine headaches perceive an aura: a transient visual, sensory, language, or motor disturbance which signals that the headache will soon occur. Occasionally an aura can occur with little or no headache following it.

STRESS/TENSION HEADACHES

Stress headaches, also known as tension-type headaches, are the most common type of primary headache. The pain can radiate from the lower back of the head, the neck, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body. Tension-type headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches

Tension-type headache pain is often described as a constant pressure, as if the head were being squeezed in a vise. The pain is frequently present on both sides of the head at the same time. Tension-type headache pain is typically mild to moderate, but may be severe.

 

HEADACHE TREATMENT AT SCOTT MEDICAL CENTER

At Scott Medical Center, we treat headaches and migraines with safe, natural, and highly effective therapies. Chronic headaches disrupt a patient’s every day life, and are commonly treated with over the counter medication. Since chronic headaches and migraines are often the result of nerve damage, muscle injury, or hormonal issues, having an integrated medical approach gives headache sufferers several options when treating their headache pain. We have found by combining medical treatment, with safe, non-invasive rehabilitation and chiropractic care, that our patients can find relief and a long-term solution for their headache pain.

ADVANCED MIGRAINE HEADACHE TREATMENT

1. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) also called the nasal ganglion, is the largest group of nerves outside of the area of the brain cavity and located behind the nose in the sinus area and near the throat. With new technology and a modified technique, we are utilizing the Sphenopalatine Ganglion block in a minimally invasive and convenient way to deliver pain relief in patients suffering from headache pain. (www.headachecontrolclinic.com)
2. Physical Medicine and Manipulation: Physical medicine stresses the importance of preventive health care and trusts heavily of the wisdom of the human body to know how to care and heal itself. More specifically, this type of treatment plan looks at the whole person, not just the bodily symptom or disease to heal the issue. Physical medicine is there to help remove obstacles and blockages in the body’s path to healing itself. This may mean the use of many different types of medical means including; physical therapy, manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, exercise and preventative patient education.
3. Prescription Medication and Other Treatments: Prescription medications serve as useful tools in helping physicians control patient pain. Often they are a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxants. Hormone imbalances, food, and chemical sensitivities are assessed and treated accordingly.

At Scott Medical, we are committed to helping you live the most fulfilling life possible. Our team of multiple disciplinary healthcare providers will provide you with a comprehensive approach to treating your headache pain and living a healthy, pain-free life.