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Migraine

 

migraine2Chronic migraine is a debilitating condition that affects over 345,000 Australians. Three times as many women suffer from migraine compared to men.

Migraines can be experienced from as infrequent as once or twice a year, or as often as two or three times a week. The pain is severe, throbbing and usually on one side of the head. A migraine attack can last between 4 hours to 3 days for 15 or more days per month and is associated with a spasm of the blood vessels leading to the brain. Scientists also believe that hormones play a large role, new researches revealed that it is related with one’s injury history or an accident suffered at some stage of the patient’s life. In addition in may also be an inherited condition.

No one knows what exactly causes migraine. However, attacks are almost certainly triggered by a combination of factors, such as:

  • diet – cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, alcohol (especially red wine)
  • sleep – too little or too much
  • menstrual cycle – hormone changes
  • physiochemical – excessive heat, light, noise or certain chemicals
  • emotional causes – stress, excitement or fatigue
  • relaxation (weekend migraines) – often triggered by a period of stress and overwork followed by relaxation
  • Post injury or motor vehicle accident—damaged soft tissue, fracture or inflammation on head, neck or low back.

If you have had little success with other therapies, we, Sydney Laser Health Solutions, offer hi-tech, integrated Low Level Laser therapy - LLLT, laser acupuncture and life style modification therapy for you to manage your intractable chronic migraine.

LLLT can help to relieve pain by,

 

  1. blocking the pain signals transmitted from injured parts of the body to the brain. This decreases nerve sensitivity and significantly reduces the perception of pain;
  2. reducing pain by decreasing inflammation and swelling;
  3. reducing pain by increasing the production and release of endorphins and enkephalins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals within our bodies. In addition LLLT helps to reduce muscle and scalp tension, balance hormone levels, promote detoxification and reduce stress.

These are why and how LLLT brings your migraine under control.

 

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