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Migraines: Skipping the Medication but Still Getting Relief

Migraines: Skipping the Medication but Still Getting Relief

migraines-skipping-the-medication-but-still-getting-reliefAs many as 39 million people in the USA have migraines. Worldwide, this number jumps to 1 billion. That’s a lot of people and a lot of headaches — and probably a lot of medication to try to help. Many of those who have migraines would like to find an answer for the pain of migraines. But is this answer in medication or can it be obtained by natural means? This article will discuss that very subject.

Medications for Migraines

Seeking care from your medical doctor for migraines will often result in a suggestion of an over-the-counter or prescription medication. Here is a list of some of the common ones used:

  • Anti-depressants: These drugs are often given as an off-label way to try to care for migraines. Side effects include blurry vision, sleepiness, and weight gain.
  • Triptans: These drugs are designed to block serotonin receptors in an effort to mitigate migraines. Imitrex is a very common triptan. Triptans are known to stress the heart and liver and cause strokes.
  • Beta-blockers: While these medications are usually used for people with high blood pressure, they are sometimes given to help migraine patients. They can cause fatigue, heart problems, gastrointestinal issues and depression.

Natural Relief for Migraines

The spine provides protection for the delicate spinal cord. In particular, the C1 and C2 vertebrae are responsible for protecting the brainstem from damage. However, if they are out of alignment, even by just ¼ of a millimeter, they can actually put the brainstem under stress and cause it to malfunction. This has been seen to be connected to a lot of migraines.

We use a gentle method to help realign the bones of the neck back into their original position. We are not required to pop or crack the neck to get results. Our patients often report seeing much success after trying this type of care.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is 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. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com

Meniere’s Disease — Can Anything Help?

Meniere’s Disease — Can Anything Help?

Meniere’s disease has been compared to feeling seasick. It is a rare condition, affecting as many as 200 out of 100,000 people. Most people are affected after the age of 40. The vestibular system and the inner ear are the parts of the body that are malfunctioning when it comes to Meniere’s disease. This isContinue Reading

Alleviating Migraines Through Natural Means

Alleviating Migraines Through Natural Means

Migraines can be extremely difficult to tolerate as their effects can last for days after the pain diminishes. As many as 37 million people in America have migraines. Out of these, between 2 and 3 million have chronic migraines that occur 15 days or more during a month’s time. Caring for Migraines Since there isContinue Reading

Understanding Vertigo Leads to Finding Help in Alleviating It

Understanding Vertigo Leads to Finding Help in Alleviating It

Vertigo is one of the main reasons for a person to visit his family doctor. It has been described as a feeling of spinning. You may feel as if you are spinning, or it may seem that the things around you are spinning. Vertigo is seen in 10% of people under the age of 40.Continue Reading

Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines seem to be on the rise in today’s busy society. There is no time to stop and rest for a day or two until the migraine pain passes. As many as 39 million of those living in the US suffer from migraines. Of these, 4 million have chronic migraines, meaning they have a migraineContinue Reading

When Vertigo Combines with a Migraine — Where to Find Help

When Vertigo Combines with a Migraine — Where to Find Help

A vestibular migraine is a migraine that is accompanied by vertigo — a sensation that you or the things around you are rotating. It is a very disturbing experience. Anyone can get this type of a migraine, but it is most often seen in women between the ages of 20 and 40. If you areContinue Reading

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

As many as 39 million people in the US suffer from migraines and 1 billion world wide. However, not everyone realizes that migraines are not just really bad headaches. They are actually a neurological condition that comes about in four stages. Let’s take a look at what these stages are and what symptoms accompany them.Continue Reading

What is Vertigo and Where Can You Find Natural Relief?

What is Vertigo and Where Can You Find Natural Relief?

Vertigo has been described by those suffering from it as a feeling that the room is spinning or that they themselves are rotating. Sometimes it is confused with disequilibrium. Disequilibrium is the feeling that the floor is tilting or coming up toward you. Some people may feel as though they are floating. Either of theseContinue Reading

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

There are many different types of headaches with different symptoms for each one. However, they do have one thing in common. When you experience one, you want nothing more than to eliminate it no matter what may be required. You may reach for the nearest bottle of pills, prescription or over-the-counter. Did you know thereContinue Reading

Stopping Dizziness in Its Tracks in Health Edge Family Spinal Care

Stopping Dizziness in Its Tracks in Health Edge Family Spinal Care

Have you ever stood up too fast and felt off balance or turned your head in one direction really quickly? Did you feel dizzy or lightheaded afterward? Almost everyone has experienced something similar. You may have also had problems with balance, sensitivity to light, and visual disturbances. All of this can be blamed on aContinue Reading

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