Some of the meds used for chronic migraine relief can have a long list of side effects. Because of this, patients look for natural remedies for migraines.
One of the more popular migraine support group type websites promotes the idea that migraines are genetically based and there is really nothing that can be done to “cure” migraines. The best we can do is hope to manage them successfully with medications and, to a lessor extent, dietary choices.
When ANY child has headaches, something is wrong. They don’t just happen and they darn sure aren’t because that child is deficient in some medication. And yet, we seem to think this is the case because the administration of medication seems to be the treatment of choice in mainstream medicine.
Even if a medication controls the headache for that moment, it has in no way, shape or form fixed what was causing the headache. As a parent, it is your job to NEVER accept anything less than an answer.
Sounds like a scary title, huh? Good, because if you suffer from migraines, you NEED to understand how serious this truly is.
And it is not about controlling the headache. Although this may be the immediate need, this limited approach does nothing for protecting your brain. And make no mistake–migraine sufferers have a greatly increased risk for things like heart disease, stroke and dementia. Masking the headache with medication does not change your increased risk–it’s still going to happen unless you do something about it.
This is one of those “I’m a chiropractor so this will be biased” articles. This bias is further accentuated by the fact that I’ve written a Migraines and Epilepsy book. This article describes that ONE thing that EVERY single headache sufferer needs to do, and yet rarely do.
I understand headaches very well. Migraines. Tension type headaches. Cervicogenic headaches. Sinus headaches. Unfortunately, many chronic headache sufferers actually experience many different types of headaches. Since most physicians have a single tool to use, they can only address a single type of headache at a time. This is why it seems like no treatment works—it’s rare that a single treatment that is going to help for more than one type of headache.