Migraines are one of the most common types of headaches and can have some of the most dibilitaing symptoms. The pain is characterized as intense pulsing or throbbing pain that is centralized to one area of the head. To be categorized as a migraine the pain should be at least a 5 on the numeric rating scale and lasting 4 - 72 hours if untreated. Other symtoms could include nausea, vomiting, sound sensitivity and light sensitivity. In some cases migraines can cause conflicts with sight in the form of zig zag lines, optical spoting, and even temporary loss of vision. This is commonly referred to as migraine with aura. These headaches affect more women than men, and most sufferes can predict the migraine episode. It is also believed that this type of headache is genetic.
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There are three ways to approach the treatment of headaches: medicinal, behavioral, and physical. Drug prescriptions are the most common approach, and can either prevent the attacks, or focus on pain relief during the headache episode. Both drug related treatments have negative side effects that can be serious, or create other health conditions. Drug therapy is difficult to maintain as a long term treatment plan, and does not address the triggers that bring on migraine headaches.
Behavioral treatments focus on managing the environmental and psychological triggers that cause migraines. This can include stress management, lifestyle changes, and environmental adaptations. Some obvious life style changes are dietary modifications, exercise, and the elimination of certain medications. Behavioral treatments are only effective for those that can successfully manage their trigger response. Additional medical or physical therapies may be required for server migraine sufferers.
Physical treatment programs can be successful and are paired with behavioral strategies. These could include spinal manipulation, physical therapy, and weight loss. Studies show that managing your weight and regular physical activity can greatly reduce the frequency and severity of migraine episodes.
All of the common treatments are only marginally succesful at providing long term headache relief. The MiRx Protocol can provide instant and long term relief by targeting the nerve cluster that will eliminate the headache pain. By conditioning the SPG nerve cluster with topical ansthetic via the FDA cleared nasal applicator the nerves reactions are minimized and the headachce pain is managed. The MiRx Protocol long term treatment plan uses a combination of behavioral and physical therapies to help maintain long term relief. Contact a MiRx Provider to learn more.
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