No, it is not. Many people use the term “migraine” when they have a pounding and severe headache. Migraines are actually a very specific type of head pain that responds well to very specific treatment. In addition, if you have been diagnosed with migraines and still get them frequently, you probably have the wrong diagnosis.
No. Genetics and hereditary traits have no influence on migraines. The connection was made long ago when doctors and the like started seeing a connection among families; usually if one family member had migraines, others did as well. However, they missed the true cause for the connection. In most families, eating habits, exposure to toxins, life indulgences, exercise habits, medications, etc. are similar. It is through these paths that migraines follow through families.
If you look at the body as a whole, you will start to see connections between all systems of the body. When people get headaches (or if they have migraines) and it seems to get worse or is “triggered” by cheeses, wine, nuts, etc. it is not the food but rather a problem in the body’s immune system and digestive system. In this case, the headache is not the actual problem. The headache is atually the symptom of the real problem. However, most people will see a headache doctor that will only focus on the head, that is why they never get better. If the body as a whole is taken into consideration, the true cause of the headache can be found and treated at the source.
If you usually never get headaches, and you suddenly have asevere headache, go to the hospital immediately. If you get frequent headaches, but suddenly have a more intense and more severe headache, go to the hospital. Basically, use the “better safe than sorry” approach. Trust your body, listen to you “gut instinct” and go to the hospital. For all other forms of head pain, make an appointment with Dr. Cassaro at Painless Living.
Yes. There are many effective natural treatments for headaches adn migraines. During your visit to Painless Living, Dr. Cassaro will explore all possible treatments with you based on your individual cause, symptoms and other factors.
It depends on several things. The easiest way to determine when you should stop treating your headache on your own is a simple question. Are the headaches getting more frequent, more severe and am I having to take more and more to get relief? If the answer is yes to any part of that question, then make an appointment with Dr. Cassaro. There may be a simple explanation for the sudden onset of your headaches and treatment may involve no medication at all.
Taking The Next Step
If you are serious about getting permanent relief from your chronic headache pain, set up a consultation with Dr. Cassaro:
Dr. Cassaro is the top pain treatment expert in the country. If you have chronic pain, Painless Living can help. Dr. Cassaro will set up a consultation regarding neurostimulation and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). After a thorough review of your medical records and a thorough examination, it may be determined that you are a candidate for neurostimulation. Scheduling the procedure and recovery will be discussed and you will be on your way to living a pain-free life!