Migraines are a neurological condition that has a pounding, throbbing, severe headache as one of its major symptoms. When you are diagnosed with chronic migraines, it means that you have migraines for more than 15 days out of the month. This has an enormous effect on social, family, and financial responsibilities. The only thing people can focus on when they have a migraine is how best to get rid of it. What are some of the available options?
Botox Gains Popularity
Botox started out being used to help eliminate wrinkles. It was discovered, more or less accidentally, that it also helps alleviate the pain of migraines by numbing some of the nerves involved. This prompted further research, and a study was done in June of 2015 in Europe. It revealed chronic migraines were indeed reduced in frequency while the patient had better life quality over all. Dr. Michal Cutrer, MD noted that we must realize Botox is not a remedy for migraines, but it allows patients to function better on a daily basis. However, before making an appointment to get a Botox injection, it is imperative to be informed of the possible side effects.
- Eyelid droop
- Muscle weakness in the entire body
- Neck pain
- Swelling or bruising at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Trouble swallowing, speaking, or breathing
This may cause some to wonder if there is another alternative.
Chronic Migraines Respond Favorably to Upper Cervical Care
Here at Pairmore & Young Synergy Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska, we offer our patients with migraines a safe method to help them cope. We use a gentle method to help the bones of the neck to realign without popping or cracking. This reduces irritation of the nerves and blood vessels that trigger migraines. This technique has been repeatedly proven to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. The side effects are minimal: A sore neck, no change in symptoms, or symptom improvement. These are much less serious than those of Botox. If you are looking for a natural, long-lasting, pain-free solution to migraines, come visit us.
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