For the majority of the 36 million people living in the United States with migraines, there is a feeling of hope and elation when a sufferer tries a new migraine treatment.
Unfortunately, though, many of those treatments fall short.
From medications to alternative therapies that promise to reduce or eliminate pain and suffering — sufferers should never give up in their search to find relief.
Here are 5 reasons why starting a new migraine treatment IS a great idea.
1. You may eat healthier.
Some foods, including processed meats, alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate, have been shown to trigger migraines in certain people. If you have migraines, try keeping a food journal to record which foods might have caused you to develop a migraine headache. With this information, you can make healthy changes to your diet, including cutting out the food thought to trigger a headache.
2. You may shape up.
Aerobic exercise has already been shown to benefit people with a variety of medical conditions, and new research is showing it could be just as beneficial for migraine sufferers. Regular exercise helps you lose weight, sleep better, have better cardiovascular health, and be in a better mood. Many of these effects could also be key to preventing migraines or reducing their severity.
3. You may save money.
If you focus on one new treatment for a specific period of time, rather than several all at once, you can determine which therapy actually works and eliminate those that don’t. This could help you save money in the long run, since you won’t be spending it on multiple treatments at once.
4. Ward off side effects.
Many migraine treatments involve the use of medications, including antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, and certain cardiovascular medications. While these medications have helped relieve migraine symptoms for many patients, they can also cause a variety of side effects, such as nausea, weight gain, or dizziness.
5. You may be able to stop medications.
For people with chronic migraines, some alternative therapies, such as TruDenta pain management therapy offered here at Pasadena Pain Management, may be able to help reduce pain and the frequency of migraine headaches. TruDenta treatment therapy is a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections, and very little medications.
Headache, Migraine, TMJ Treatment in Pasadena and Southern California
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.