I’ve been a strong opponent of the way we treat migraines in this healthcare system. In general, we keep trying different medications until the doctor finds a medication that reduces or stops the headaches. Then we all jump up and down and pat each other on the back and call the process a success. If this is the approach your doctor has taken, then there ARE times when an everyday headache can be dangerous to your long term health.
For many, at first thought, the idea of adopting a healthier lifestyle seems almost painful and certainly not worth it. Many have tried and did not see results in what they thought was a reasonable time frame. Many think they have made healthy changes, but in reality their choices were the wrong ones.
A recurrent headache in a child is never, ever acceptable. It may be something as simple as simple musculoskeletal stress that can be fixed in one visit with some soft tissue work and an adjustment, or it could be that their physiology is “not happy.”
In those who suffer from migraine headaches and seizures, anything that can help to reduce the number of attacks they have is a welcome addition. Clearly lifestyle and supplementation play a strong (if not stronger) role in the management of both migraine headaches and seizures along with the mainstream medical approach of pharmacological management. For many sufferers, this information is rarely shared by their physicians.
Headache, cerebrovascular symptoms, and stroke
Headaches, regardless of the type or label, are an indication of something wrong. Whether physiology is imbalanced, whether the body is toxic and the brain is revolting, whether the headache has a musculoskeletal cause. There is nothing “normal” about a headache.
To understand this association, there are two things you need to understand.
Most patients are in my office because they’re locked up. Muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints just aren’t moving. Anything that stimulates movement is good.
This is why exercise and chiropractic can be so powerful for so many. Because we take areas on a patient in pain and help them move better. It really can be put into that simple of terms. Continue reading Healing Yoga is Bad for Chiropractors
Congenital heart defects and maternal biomarkers of oxidative stress
Wow. Practically by the week we are finding more and more studies linking interuterine environment and risk of chronic diseases later in the newborn’s life.
Headaches are bad enough, but when they occur in children it can be heartwrenching. The good news is headaches in teenagers and kids can be managed very well.
Many chronic headache sufferers end up at a headache specialist (usually a neurologist) for a constant, throbbing headache. But could the drugs used be to blame?