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 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.
Migraines Respond Favorably to Upper Cervical Care
Here at 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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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team