This question posed courtesy of Dr. Pete Fernandez
Many of the 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines end up feeling like guinea pigs. Chronic patients – those who are hit with migraines for 15 or more days a month – often cycle through drug after drug in search of relief. They also contend with side effects like mental sluggishness and stomach upset. Treatment involves guesswork because MDs have not pinpointed what causes migraines, nor do they know which drugs will best help which patients. It can be a merry-go-round going from medication to medication in pursuit of relief.
Some migraine suffers have even submitted to surgery in search of a solution that could address migraine trigger points – in the forehead, temples and the back of the head. Most patients try medications first, because they can always stop their medication, but they can’t reverse a surgery. Some migraine suffers have even tried Botox injections to alleviate their pain. Regardless, individually thousands of dollars are paid each year by migraine patients who will try anything to relieve their suffering.
So then, why don’t they seek chiropractic treatment for their migraine pain? For the most part, these 30 million Americans don’t know that chiropractic can be the most effect treatment for relief of migraines.
My question is, what can I do to help educate and inform migraine sufferers of an effective alternative to medication? We have, as many other chiropractors in Destin have, had great results in the treatment of migraine headaches.
Ken Whidden, DC
Emerald Coast Chiropractic