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Americans miss almost 113 million days of work each year due to migraine attacks. For those actively seeking treatment, prescription drugs, injections and other invasive methods only add to the stress and misery of the condition.
Migraine treatment was once a primitive practice, largely misunderstood and underestimated. Decades ago, the only medication prescribed for migraine pain was similar to over-the-counter aspirin. By the 1980’s the pharmaceutical industry began to soar and new pain medications were developed to assist the terminally ill during their final days of life.
Severe migraine episodes are recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most disabling illnesses, similar to the hindering effects of dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis. With no known cause, chronic migraine patients often try a number of treatments before finding one or a combination of several that positively influences their migraine pain and frequency.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Nearly 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine attacks, often before the age of 12. The impact of these painful episodes can be devastating to adolescent growth and development. Furthermore, physicians and parents are concerned about the long-term effects of starting children on prescription drug regimens so early in life. Treatment decisions can be painstakingly difficult for parents and because migraine attacks have no known cause, there are no treatment guarantees.
Chronic migraine syndrome is a conundrum yet to be solved and the uncertainty of its cause means that sufferers are left without a definitive treatment option. Because everyone’s experience is different, treatment often involves a lengthy game of trial and error before discovering a method that works. If medications or injections have failed or you are in search of an alternative form of treatment to compliment your current regimen, consider looking into oxygen therapy, which uses 100% oxygen to alleviate severe migraine symptoms.
Physical or emotional stress is a commonly accepted contributor to the onset of migraine episodes. While many medications aim to resolve stress-related migraines, recent studies suggest that chiropractic therapy might also be effective at relieving pain and preventing future attacks.
Popularity is building behind alternative forms of chronic migraine treatment, and for good reason. Many new care options offer reprieve from symptoms without harsh side effects or strict daily regimens.