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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

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

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

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

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

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches can be incredibly difficult to cope with, especially when they happen more than just once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, many experience chronic headaches daily or at least a few times a week. It may surprise you to learn that the term headache actually encompasses a number of various types of different headaches suchContinue Reading

How Weather Affects Migraines

How Weather Affects Migraines

It is true: those who experience migraines seem to have a sensitivity towards weather changes. A change in the weather can increase the frequency and severity of migraines. Why is this the case? There really isn’t a definite answer. Various things such as a change in allergy triggers, difference in wind and cloud pattern, shorterContinue Reading

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in today’s fast-paced world, affecting as many as 46 percent of the world’s population. Headaches are not only painful, but they can be a real nuisance when you are trying to accomplish your daily routine. They are difficult to care for and frustrate not only patients butContinue Reading

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Migraines are a widespread neurological disease affecting 39 million of those living in the USA and 1 billion people around the globe. Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men. When you are suffering from migraines, the only thing you can focus on is how to get relief and get it fast.Continue Reading

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Migraines can be extremely hard to cope with and can affect one’s work, personal, and family life. A survey conducted by the United States government revealed that 14% of its citizens have had a migraine or other serious headache type in the last 3 months. Migraines often leave their sufferers exhausted and out of commissionContinue Reading

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