Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
Migraine headache sufferers know that when a migraine hits, it can knock them out for days. Light, sound, even movement can cause intense and unyielding pain. As a migraine sufferer, you have likely tried all of the standard medical treatments. But, like many others, you still get frequent migraine headaches that disrupt your life. What you may not know, however, is that there are also alternative treatment options available to you to help relieve your migraine headaches through through both direct treatment and prevention. Get to know a few of the alternative options available to you and give them a try to help you handle your migraine headaches.
Therapeutic massage is an alternative treatment option that can help to treat and prevent your migraine headaches. Because many migraines are stress-induced, it easily stands to reason that getting regular massages can help to reduce the frequency of your migraine headaches.
Massage therapy focuses on relieving points of tension in your muscles, primarily in your back, neck, and shoulders. The massage therapist is skilled at finding muscle knots and imbalances in your body and applying controlled pressure to relieve that physical manifestation of your stress and tension.
Migraine headaches occur when the blood vessels that carry the blood to the head are either constricted or overly dilated. This issue can be related to constricted or spasming muscles (including muscle knots). Relieving this tension will help to correct blood flow problems preventing future migraine headaches from occurring.
Botox For Migraines
While most people think of Botox injections as purely cosmetic (to be used to smooth wrinkles and prevent the signs of aging), it can actually have medical applications as well. In the case of migraine headaches, Botox has recently been approved by government health agencies for use in treatment and prevention.
Botox is injected in a series of appointments along the neck, back, forehead, and temples over the course of several months. These injections are designed to relax muscles that may be overactive. In other words, the muscles contract too frequently and cause migraine headaches. Botox keeps those muscles from contracting as much or as hard and therefore may reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
This treatment does not provide relief immediately. However, over time, it is an effective migraine treatment that should be considered if all other conventional migraine treatments prove ineffective.
As you can see, you do not need to rely on conventional methods to treat your migraine headaches. Alternative methods can be used to supplement these standard treatments or replace them in your fight to avoid future migraine headaches.