Migraines

Accelerated Medical

Regenerative Medical Center located in Medical District at the base of the Summit, Elko, NV

Around 90% of the 38 million Americans who experience migraines miss work and can’t function normally during an attack. The health care professionals at Accelerated Medical in Elko, Nevada, offer a holistic, customized approach to treating migraines. They aim to reduce or eliminate your migraine attacks and improve your overall health so you can return to your regular activities. Call Accelerated Medical today or schedule a consultation online to learn about your treatment options.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

A migraine is a collection of debilitating neurological symptoms. A severe headache is the hallmark of a migraine, but you might also experience:

  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbances like flashing lights or auras

You might also experience warning signs before your full migraine attack hits. This stage is called a prodrome and can cause:

  • Yawning
  • Food cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Irritability
  • Neck stiffness
  • Gastrointestinal irregularity

Women are more likely than men to get migraines, but anyone, including children, can have migraines. 

What causes migraines?

The causes of migraines aren’t fully understood. A family history of migraines is one of the primary risk factors, but research indicates that different triggers stimulate the abnormal brain activity that causes a migraine attack. For example, some of the well-known migraine triggers include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Muscle tension in your jaw, neck, or upper back
  • Bad posture
  • Foods and preservatives
  • Flickering screens
  • Strong smells
  • Bright lights

Research indicates that these triggers cause abnormal activity in your trigeminal nerve, which sends signals to other parts of your brain, causing your symptoms.

When should I talk to a health care provider about migraines?

While everyone has headaches occasionally, your headaches or migraines shouldn’t frequently prevent you from going to school, work, or social activities. If you have such severe pain that you can’t function normally, or if you have headache or migraine symptoms more than twice a week, contact Accelerated Medical for personalized help. 

How are migraines treated?

Accelerated Medical provides a comprehensive consultation to learn about your health, lifestyle, and symptoms. Your provider, depending on your needs, creates a multidisciplinary program to reduce your migraines and restore your health and quality of life. 

Your plan could include manual therapies to reduce tension in your neck, back, and jaw that can trigger your attacks. Options include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Hydrotherapy

Accelerated Medical might also recommend lifestyle changes and nutritional counseling to adjust your diet and eliminate foods that trigger your symptoms. Often, regular exercise can help regulate many body functions and enhance your sleep. 

If you have migraines, help is available. Call Accelerated Medical, or make an appointment online today to learn about your treatment options and reduce or eliminate your migraines.