Headaches and Migraines
In case you think you are the only one suffering from headaches time and again, you are not alone. 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from the same on daily basis. Some headaches may be dull and cause throbbing pain whereas the other may cause excruciating pain and nausea. Many of those who suffer from constant headaches turn towards medication for pain relief. What they are not aware of is that there are better alternatives for headache relief. At Advanced Physical Medicine we specialize as Chiropractors in Headaches and Migraines in Gilbert Arizona.
The most common headache triggers are:
- Muscle tension in the neck or back
- Bad posture
- Food sensitivity
- Environmental factors (noises, lights, stress)
- Physical behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes)
- Teeth clenching
Advanced Physical Medicine Chiropractors, Gilbert, Arizona renders the most effective chiropractic treatment for tension-type headaches, especially those which originate from the neck. Research studies have proven that chiropractic manipulations provide the most immediate response and relief. Moreover, the chiropractic practices at Advanced Physical Medicine Chiropractors, Gilbert, Arizona, have far fewer side effects and much more long-lasting relief than the prescription drugs.
Also, scientists, as well as researchers, have proven that spinal manipulation will leave no stone unturned for easing out the pain in the back and neck by combining adjustments, massage, exercise and physical therapy. The techniques at Advanced Physical Medicine Chiropractors, Gilbert, Arizona are designed in such a way that it helps relieve pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation and also, work ahead for improving the nerve function. Just to let you know that when your body is adjusted and aligned in a proper way, tension all throughout the body will disappear. Having your body in a relaxed state is a prerequisite for proper headache relief.
Moreover, conservative and drug-free treatments can even reduce not only the severity but also the frequency of migraine headaches. Individuals who are experiencing headaches regularly must maintain a headache diary so that one can deduce the probable factors which may be responsible for causing headaches. If you are the one who is regularly feeling a stab in your back or neck, contact Advanced Physical Medicine Chiropractors, Gilbert, Arizona today. Personalized attention is guaranteed as treatment is according to individual symptoms. So, you don’t have to turn towards harmful medications for the same.
The Headache Solution is the start to a better life for you
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
Headaches are a significant source of stress and pain for many people, they affect over 11% of the
American population and cost $2.4 billion each year in health care dollars and lost productivity. There
are many existing therapies available, including medication, massage, or invasive therapies like occipital
nerve blocks, but usually these therapies simply help with the existing pain, but do not prevent them from
occurring or really stop the cause.
A new, innovative therapy is now available and offered at Advanced Physical Medicine called the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block. The sphenopalatine ganglion sits in the back of your nasal turbinates (see image below).
Through a newly developed, needle-less, intranasal infusion technique, we are now capable of blocking this nerve which has been shown to be the cause of multiple forms of headaches including tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, atypical headaches, etc. The procedure includes inserting a plastic applicator device into each nostril that allows us to specifically target this nerve, and gently spray the posterior portion of the nasal cavity. A procedure that takes literally 10 seconds! Not only is this procedure fast and needle-less, but it is incredibly effective and the results are typically felt in less than 90 seconds. Imagine being virtually pain free in minutes!
This treatment option is done over a series of 12 visits, but noticeable results will occur with just the first nasal infusion. The 12 visits allow the appropriate time to de-sensitize this nerve and prevent headaches from occurring in the future. A few cases will need maintenance therapy which includes one treatment every three or four months (after completion of the initial series). This treatment option is incredibly new, but has been studied repeatedly, and is safe, effective, and fast.
It is projected that this treatment option will change the way that headaches are treated around the world. Currently, it is only being offered in a few clinics, and our Nurse Practitioner has had hands-on training with the medical doctor who developed the tools for this procedure. Imagine a life without headaches! Schedule an appointment with our Nurse Practitioner to learn more and see if this option is right for you.