So, what causes headaches and migraines anyway?
Although doctors cannot confirm the exact cause of headaches and migraines, especially because there are too many factors that can affect each individual, an imbalance in certain brain chemicals most likely plays a huge role. What we do know, and you don’t have to be a doctor to know this, is headaches and migraines can actually disable a person from everyday tasks/life.
Peak Medical, LLC offers two very noninvasive services, Acupuncture and SphenoCath®, to help people get back to living their lives normally. What it all boils down to is the 12 cranial nerves, which essentially all deliver information from all over your body to your brain. Acupuncture and SphenoCath® focus on working with these nerves to figure out what makes them tick and how to relieve one’s pain and symptoms.
How SphenoCath® Works
The SphenoCath® treatment is a 15-minute safe and simple procedure that requires no down time. A flexible catheter is inserted into each individual nostril, comfortably delivering Lidocaine to the source of pain. As the anesthetic is absorbed, it begins to block the SPG (Sphenopalatine Ganglion) nerve bundle and diminish migraine pain. No sedation is required! The procedure can provide relief from pain for up to three months.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is an alternative Chinese medicine that started approximately 3,000 years ago. It involves fine, hair-like needles being inserted into various parts of the body. As these needles are placed into specific points on the body to treat your unique symptoms, they begin to stimulate the nerves in that area. The nerves then send signals to the brain, releasing neural hormones and causing the patient to feel less pain.
How Peak Medical Can Help
Patients come to our office from all over to find relief from life-altering headaches and migraines. One specific patient, Carol, stood out the most to one of our chiropractors here, Dr. Bogart. He explained that “her migraines were so intense I had to shut the lights off during her first consultation in our office. She spoke to me with tears in her eyes.” After seeing the pain Carol was in firsthand, he immediately recommended she try SphenoCath®. She was skeptical but decided to give it a try. “I bumped into her a few weeks later in our office hallway and she looked like a completely different person to me. Her face had regained color. She relayed to me what a difference in her life the procedure made” said Dr. Bogart. This was the first break Carol had from migraines in the last two years.
Similarly, our doctors have also had tremendous success treating headaches and migraines with acupuncture. According to one of our licensed acupuncturists, Kristen Giancaterino, acupuncture is very unique in that it is “traditional Chinese medicine that has an effective diagnosis and treatment strategy for migraines and other types of headaches.” She also stresses that “unlike synthetic drugs, acupuncture has virtually no side effects.” Our licensed acupuncturists will provide a full assessment of your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
If you are suffering from headaches and migraines, do not hesitate to reach out to our Peak Medical, LLC office and schedule a free consultation.