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Headaches and migraines may be commonplace amongst the general population, but that doesn't make them trivial, as anyone who has ever been sidelined with terrible cranial pain and related symptoms can tell you. For many years medical science had no better cure than the use of painkilling drugs that might relieve or shorten a headache without ever addressing the underlying causes. Fortunately, today's treatment methods can help you enjoy long-term relief and master your headaches and migraines once and for all -- and we can provide those treatments right here in Broomfield, CO.
Tension headaches are the most common kind of headaches. The name is attributed to the association with muscle tension in the neck, jaw and head region -- especially one particular muscle called the RCPM muscle. This muscle is attached to a highly sensitive membrane at the base of the skull known as the dura mater. Then the RCPM muscle goes into spasm and tugs on the dura mater, a headache results. A misalignment of the cervical spine can also create this situation.
Migraines are harder to explain, but they involve a complex chain of interactions between abnormal serotonin levels and changes in cranial blood pressure, which in turn affect the trigeminal nerve. Migraines can cause not only pain but also vision problems, nausea, vomiting, and hypersensitivity to light and sound. They may be triggered by a variety of stimuli, from weather changes and hormonal imbalances to certain foods.
Our experienced team here at our Summit Medical Care Center offers an innovative new treatment program for safe, effective control of headaches and migraines called the MiRx Protocol.
Research has shown that migraines and headaches are controlled by a nerve cluster called the Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) located in a difficult-to-reach area of the nasal cavity.With the MiRx Protocol, the nasal spray is able to reach the SPG to provide instant headache relief without the hassle of other invasive treatments.
It consists of two phases of care: medical treatment and physical treatment. During the medical treatment phase, we administer a special nasal spray that reaches the SPG inside the nasal cavity. The nasal spray serves as a nerve block, stopping the headache/migraine pain in a matter of seconds.
The second phase, the physical component, treats and rehabilitates the underlying condition causing the headache/migraine pain. In the physical treatment phase, our Broomfield medical professionals administer a variety of natural therapies that all work together to address the underlying causes and triggers of your headaches or migraines. For instance, chiropractic treatment can correct cervical spinal alignment problems that make you vulnerable to tension headaches. If chronic neck or eye strain in the workplace is a factor, we may recommend ergonomic or lifestyle changes to help you avoid unnecessary muscle tension. Migraine sufferers can benefit from dietary changes and other recommendations.
Stress management, physical therapy and other techniques may also play a role in the physical treatment phase of the MiRx Protocol -- and these long-term changes can produce long-term relief.
Stop your migraines and headaches in Broomfield for good. Call us today to schedule an appointment to see if you're a candidate for the MiRx Protocol treatment program.