What is a migraine?
A migraine is a collection of incapacitating neurological symptoms. In addition to causing severe headaches, usually on one side of the head, migraines also cause:
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
- Numbness or tingling on your face or extremities
- Visual disturbances such as halos, flashes of light, or blind spots
- Nausea and vomiting
Migraines usually last for several hours or even days, with pain and symptoms that prevent you from your regular responsibilities.
What causes migraines?
In many cases, migraines are caused by an oversensitive sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve cluster. Your SPG oversensitivity is often triggered by environmental triggers such as certain foods, medications, or exercise, as well as internal factors such as hormonal changes and stress.
Your risk of having a migraine is higher if you’re a woman and also if you have a family history of migraines. You can get migraines at any age, but they’re more common during adolescence and early adulthood.
How are migraines treated?
The team at Denali Medical Center treats migraines with customized migraine reset programs, an FDA-approved treatment to desensitize your SPG.
During a migraine reset, you lay on your back on a treatment bed. Your provider delivers a local anesthetic to your nasal passage and sinuses. Once you’re thoroughly numbed, they insert a thin catheter through your nasal passage to access your SPG.
Then, your provider releases the migraine reset chemicals. You rest for approximately 20 minutes while your SPG absorbs the migraine reset solution. While you may notice an immediate change after just one migraine reset treatment, you might need a series of three to five treatments to achieve the optimal results of a migraine-free life.
Approximately 80% of migraines are due to SPG inflammation, and the migraine reset treatment not only resolves your symptoms but also heals the condition causing your migraines. Around 83% of patients who have the migraine reset therapy have lasting relief from migraines and find their quality of life significantly improved.
If migraines are stopping you from living an active, fulfilling life, call Denali Medical Center or schedule a consultation online today.
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