Migraine headaches affect millions of Americans, and chances are you know someone who suffers from these debilitating headaches. These headaches can be strong enough to send someone to the hospital, and more than 90% of migraine headache sufferers report being unable to function or work when the headache strikes. Migraine headaches differ from tension headaches by their symptoms, with migraine headaches having sharper and more severe attacks.
Thankfully, there are non-invasive ways to have migraine headache relief. Medications may help with symptoms, but there are also adverse side-effects such as coma and death. Migraine relief can be found in gentle, safe ways without the need for dangerous medications. Medications for migraine headaches leave most sufferers dissatisfied.
Nearly 70% say the headaches come back, 87% say the pain relief takes too long to take effect, and nearly 90% report that medications do not relieve all the migraine headache pain. These statistics really show how we are lacking in migraine headache treatment. Sufferers from migraine headaches need to look into alternative treatments for relief.
Here are the facts about migraine headaches:
1 . Migraines are more than just a headache. Migraine headache sufferers often have other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, numbness and tingling, and abnormal changes to their senses. Some people experience visual changes known as “aura” and describe it as “seeing spots”.
2. Migraine headaches typically cause pain on one side of the head. However, the headaches can also occur on both sides, behind the eyes, and even cause pain down the neck.
3. As many as 10% of children suffer from migraine headaches, leading to twice the absences from school as other children. Before puberty boys are more affected by migraine headaches, but after puberty the incidence and severity rapidly rises in girls. These migraines are caused by changing estrogen levels.
4. Between the ages of 25-55 have the highest number of migraine headache sufferers. Women outnumber men by about a 3:1 ratio for migraine headaches.
5. Migraines are more common than both diabetes and asthma combined!
6. Migraine headache sufferers may have to lay in a dark, cold room anywhere from 4 to 72 hours. Just one headache a month can result in over 2 weeks every year experiencing a migraine headache.
7. Of all visits to a neurologist, 20% of the reasons are migraine headaches. Despite this statistic, migraine headaches frequently go underdiagnosed and undertreated. It is estimated that the costs for migraine headaches are $13 BILLION ever year.
8. Migraine headaches are a chronic disease that can cause daily headaches. Because of the constant pain, many migraine headache sufferers develop anxiety, depression and difficulty sleeping.
9. Non-drug treatments for migraine headaches focus on prevention. These therapies are usually hands-on such as chiropractic care, needle-less acupuncture, massage therapy, and exercise.
10. Because of the association between your neck and headaches, proper alignment of the cervical spine takes pressure off the nervous system and reduces stress. Stress is one of the main triggers for all headaches, and this makes spinal check-ups important for migraine headache relief and prevention.
Dr. Nigus helps patients with all types of headaches, and he especially likes to help patients with their migraine headaches. Many of his family members used to suffer with migraine headaches, and Dr. Nigus knows how much it affected their lives and the lives of their families. He has made it his mission to be able to offer treatment for migraine headaches. With specific, gentle chiropractic care and needle-less acupuncture we have a 90% success rate in providing migraine headache relief.
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Migraine headaches account for 113 million lost work days each year. Don’t miss out on living a pain-free life.