If you experience migraines, chances are that the symptoms and signs you experience, may be different from say the neighbor down the street. The most common symptom is of course the pain. Migraine attacks usually last from 4 to 72 hours and most people will be free from symptoms between these attacks.
But when a migraine occurs, it can have an enormous impact on your work, family and social life. A migraine is also three times more common in women than in men. Some people can tell when they are about to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or they temporarily lose their vision.
Many things can trigger a migraine:
• Lack of food or sleep
• Exposure to light
• Hormonal changes (in women)
Of course the most common treatment is the medical treatment approach with drugs. However, studies have demonstrated that even the most effective drugs only work about 50% of the time.
Rather than mask the symptoms, the neurofeedback approach targets the cause of the migraine. The hyper excitable brain means that the brain is producing too many fast brainwaves. In this hyper and excitable state the brain is prone to migraines. Any trigger such as stress, hunger, and certain foods can push the brain over the edge into a cascade of events that culminates as a migraine. Most people suffering with migraines can predict when a migraine is approaching. They can sense the brain being pushed into that cascade. In fact one of the more effective preventative measures is to identify and eliminate the environmental triggers. The trouble with that approach is that sometimes triggers are hard to identify and even when they can be identified, they are sometimes hard to avoid.
So how can Neurotherapy help?
Through the natural migraine relief of neurofeedback, the patient learns how to calm the brain down. The patient is taught how to produce the slower, less excitable brain waves at will. So the next time a patient feels a migraine coming on, the brain can engage this new ability and prevent the cascade of events that result in the migraine. In fact, most patients that have been treated report that they sometimes can feel a migraine coming on but then it never happens.
Up to 90% of the patients treated with this therapy have reported a 50% or greater reduction in migraine frequency and a 75% reduction of migraine severity.
Contact us today and you could experience results like this!
“For over twenty years I have had to live with migraine headaches at least 3 or 4 times a month. After experiencing neurofeedback, my migraines are gone. Why didn’t I do this sooner?” ~Jim B.
St. Louis Neurotherapy
11710 Old Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141