Did you know 12% of Americans, including children, suffer from some sort of migraine pain? In fact, migraine headaches are reported as the most common of all headache complaints. “A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
If you’ve experienced migraine pain, you already know how debilitating it can be. Suffering through constant migraine pain is not a way to go through life. Having to miss out on work, important functions, be on constant medication and always scared for another migraine attack isn’t ideal for anyone. Here at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic, our team of expert physicians and nurse practitioners help provide complete, natural relief to migraine patients from communities throughout the Denver area.
When to Seek Migraine Treatment
This answer differs for everyone, but if you suffer from migraines more than three times a month, it may be time to see a medical specialist. If migraines currently keep you (or have kept you) from living your life, or have caused you to miss out on big moments, it’s time to see someone for treatment.
How We Treat Migraines
Treatment plans vary from patient to patient, and we pride ourselves on creating a treatment plan specific to your pains and needs. We start with figuring out the root of the migraine and headache problem, as well as what your goals are and any previous migraine treatments you’ve attempted.
For starters, Chiropractic care can be an extremely effective treatment plan for treating migraines; especially if we determine your headaches are related to a spinal misalignment in your neck, which is a common cause of migraines. These spinal misalignments can cause you to hold your head in the wrong position, resulting in extreme straining of the muscles and nerves that are connected to the pain-sensitive structures in your head. Spinal adjustments used in tandem with expert massage therapy and corrective exercises (both in and out of the office) can provide immediate, long-lasting relief for spine-related migraines.
Migraine trigger point treatment is another strategy for fighting migraines. Cervical myofascial trigger points are described as “hyperirritable spots in the skeletal muscle, associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.” A study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain found that cervical myofascial trigger points and targeting areas coinciding with the site of migraine pain may be effective in reducing migraine severity and frequency. Read more about the study here.
BOTOX treatments for migraines are also another plan for treatment, pending your diagnosis. Ultimate Health Medical Clinic is not a one-stop-shop. We listen to your needs and help create a treatment plan tailored to you.
Ultimate Health offers a range of migraine treatment plans including:
- Chiropractic Care
- Trigger Point Injections
- BOTOX Migraine Treatment
Read more about Migraines and our commonly asked questions on this Migraine Q & A. We invite you to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to learn what our Littleton migraine specialists can do for you. If you’ve been suffering from migraine attacks for a while, you know how imperative it is to see a migraine specialist that will listen to your needs and create a targeted plan of attack.
Our Littleton medical office accepts most major health insurance plans and we offer cash payment prices to make migraine treatment an affordable option for you. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation and ask about the insurance plans we take.