Do you experience throbbing, pounding, painful headaches? Does the pain often begin in the back while spreading to one or both eyes? Does this pulsating pain become so intense that it becomes hard to function on a daily basis? IF these symptoms sound familiar, it’s possible you’re dealing with a condition that is considered the 6th most debilitating condition in the world: migraine headaches.
If have you have experienced this debilitating pain, you’re not alone; millions of Americans suffer from this chronic condition, and while slightly more women suffer from the ailment then men, the condition affects people of all ages and from all walks of life.
So what is a migraine headache? A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days. The pounding or pulsing pain usually begins in the forehead, the side of the head, or around the eyes. The headache gradually gets worse. Just about any movement, activity, bright lights, or loud noise seem to make it hurt more. Nausea and vomiting are common during a migraine. Migraines may happen only once or twice a year, or as often as daily.
So, how can treatment and new pain modalities help this condition? Recent studies have found a connection between migraine headaches and the central nervous system. Your nervous system provides essential energy to all of your organs and your brain is the central organ of that system. It needs to be supplied with sustained nerve flow. If you are experiencing tight muscles block crucial energy to your brain. The necessary feedback, from body-to-brain is broken by constricted muscles. These hardened muscles may subluxate, or misalign, your vertebrae, thus resulting in the “worst headache of your life.”
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, proper evaluation and diagnosis along with appropriate treatment to manage pain like the laser therapy treatments we offer here at Twin Hills Health Center, can help decrease symptoms and improve functioning. Our team of clinicians will work with you to alleviate the symptoms of migraines. Please call us to schedule an appointment today.