Monday, February 27, 2006

Are Migraines Giving You a Headache?

About 28 million Americans suffer from migraines. Hippocrates described the symptoms as far back as 400 B.C.E. Migraine headaches tend to be one-sided, throbbing, with moderate or severe pain that is made worse by routine physical activities. During migraine attacks the blood vessels become inflamed and dilated. The pulsing or throbbing pain is triggered by the blood vessel being stretched every time the heart beats. Migraine attacks are always accompanied by something other than the pain; people may have nausea, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound or odors. 20 percent of people experience an aura, or visual display. Experts can’t predict who it will strike, although it does run in families. It even happens to kids who might have stomach pain with their headache. Migraines last from 4 to 72 hours. On average, untreated, they last 24 hours. With effective treatment they could last as little as ten minutes. On average, migraine attacks occur once or twice a month. Triggers are highly individual but can include dietary factors, stress, medications, hormonal or neurotransmitter imbalances, and changes in altitude. Doctors recommend keeping a headache diary in which the patient records when the headache began, how long it lasted, how they dealt with it, and whether treatment was effective. Once a trigger can be established then the appropriate treatment may prescribed. Many times there is a stress and nutritional component. Traditional treatment utilizes various drugs which have proven to be effective but also may have unwanted side effects. In some cases surgery is utilized to remove the muscles that are found to be in spasm.With this in mind Migravent has been developed to naturally and effectively prevent migraines without unwanted side effects. It can even be used in conjunction with your medications under your doctor’s supervision.David Steiner, M.D., Chief of Neurology at Peninsula Hospital, says, “There are many treatment options available for migraines and other headache disorders. Migravent's natural compounds represent a cutting edge herbal therapy that has been shown in studies to help serve as a prophylactic (used to prevent a migraine or other headache from ever starting in the first place) for migraines, without the need for traditional medication with all the known side effects that can accompany the use of pharmaceuticals. Many recent scientific studies have supported the use of the key ingredients in Migravent as a proven, useful therapy for migraines that is both all natural and effective in serving to treat and relieve the pain of migraine headaches.With the proper diet, nutrition, chiropractic care, and other forms of treatment migraines may be greatly alleviated or even eliminated.Find out if your headaches are migraines and how chiropractic and nutritional management can help.

© Reuven M. Rosenberg, D.C.Disclaimer: Statements made pertaining to the properties and/or functions of nutritional products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and these materials and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Never discontinue medical prescriptions without the consent of your physician.