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Head Conditions

Migraines Condition

Treatment for migraines uses gentle manipulation techniques to correct strains that cause tension in tissues, helping to alleviate acute pain, weakness, and other migraine-related symptoms.

Migraines Treatment in New York City

Treatment for migraines includes safe osteopathic manipulation techniques that address the root cause of tension, helping to reduce acute pain, numbness, weakness, and other migraine symptoms.

Head Conditions

Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.

Head Conditions

Head Conditions

Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.

Head Conditions

Head Conditions

Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.

What are Migraines?

Migraines are severe headaches typified by throbbing or pulsing pain that can last for several hours or days. Migraine pain can also be accompanied by symptoms like nausea, and hypersensitivity to sound and light. According to some estimates, as many as 36 million Americans suffer from this condition. It remains one of the most underdiagnosed forms of head pan and is often mistaken for tension headaches.

Migraine symptoms can appear suddenly or be preceded by aura symptoms. Those aura symptoms include nervous system warning signs such as a loss of vision, tingling sensations in the arms or legs, difficulty with speech, weakness or visual and auditory hallucinations. Migraine pain and accompanying symptoms can be debilitating for the patients who suffer them. Fortunately, these headaches can respond well to osteopathic care, reducing pain severity and frequency of attacks.

What Causes this Condition?

Doctors are not certain why migraine headaches occur, but evidence suggests that brain changes and genetic factors play a role. For patients who are susceptible to these headaches, many factors can trigger an attack, including:

  • Overexertion from physical activity
  • Changes in the weather, particularly barometric pressure
  • Certain processed foods
  • Fasting or skipping meals
  • Bright lights and loud sounds
  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes, particularly in women
  • Certain medications
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks

Migraine attacks can start at any time of life. However, many people experience their first attack during their adolescent years. In addition, women are about three times as likely as men to suffer from this condition. Attacks generally reach their zenith in a patient’s thirties, and most see a decline in incidents as they grow older.

What Are the Symptoms of Migraines?

Migraine pain is characterized by a number of symptoms, any or all of which may be present during any given attack. They include:

  • Gradually worsening head pain
  • Hypersensitivity to sounds, certain odors, and bright lights
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling overly cold or warm
  • Nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting
  • Paler than usual skin
  • Blurry or impaired vision
  • Loss of appetite

In addition, patients who suffer from migraine with aura, the classic form of the condition, will have symptoms that can serve as a warning that an attack is underway. Those symptoms include visual phenomenon like blind spots, bright flashing lights, or loss of vision. Ringing in the ears, changes to the sense of smell, and tactile changes may also be experienced.

How We Can Help

As terrible as migraine symptoms can be, there is good news: osteopathic care can help. Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience needed to successfully treat migraine sufferers, helping them to reduce pain, limit attack frequency, and improve their overall quality of life. Using osteopathic techniques, educational resources, and recommended changes to lifestyle, Dr. Tafler can help you to more effectively manage your migraine condition.

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today. We will schedule an appointment, confirm your diagnosis, and create the personalized osteopathic treatment plan you need to start enjoying a more pain-free life.

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