Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses. Amazingly, over 10% of the population, including children, suffers from migraine. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with a migraine disorder. For some, they and not disabling, but for many, headaches and migraines are extremely disabling and interfere with the ability to carry out day-to-day life.
Migraines also have triggers and these may include foods we eat, different types of stresses including emotional stress, lack of sleep and physical stress. Migraines are also triggered by pain in close by places, such as mechanical factors in the neck and spine, neck joint injury or arthritic disease, jaw pain such as TMJ, stresses on the eyes caused by straining vision and sinus pain.
Perhaps one of the most effective and satisfying approaches to treating migraine headaches is to understand the factors that either bring them on or make the body more sensitive to developing migraine headaches. This is an area where Overlake Clinics Musculoskeletal Medicine excels. We feel that the best way to treat migraine is to keep it from ever happening again.
Contact us to put you on the road to a healthy, migraine-free life.