At The Migraine Center of New Jersey, Dr. Matthew Milestone and his staff provide headache relief, migraine relief, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) relief and sleep apnea relief without depending on drug therapy. Through the TruDenta® pain relief system, you can be in control of your healing process and live the life you’ve always wanted — one free of pain.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports,
- Headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system.
- It has been estimated that almost half of the adult population have had a headache at least once within the last year.
- Headache disorders, which are characterized by recurrent headache, are associated with personal and societal burdens of pain, disability, damaged quality of life, and financial cost.
- Worldwide, a minority of people with headache disorders are diagnosed appropriately by a health-care provider.
- Headache has been underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world.
Migraine headaches are painful and debilitating and according to the WHO are:
- A primary headache disorder.
- Migraine most often begins at puberty and affects most those aged between 35 and 45 years.
- It is more common in women, usually by a factor of about 2 to 1, because of hormonal influences.
- It is caused by the activation of a mechanism deep in the brain that leads to the release of pain-producing inflammatory substances around the nerves and blood vessels of the head.
- Migraine is a recurrent, often life-long challenge that is characterized by recurring attacks.
Migraine headaches often are triggered by allergies, stress, smoking, alcohol, bright lights, loud noises, strong smells, skipping meals, dehydration, irregular sleep, poor posture, low blood sugar and hormonal fluctuations.
Symptoms that are associated with migraine headaches typically include:
- Moderate or severe head pain
- Hemispherical pain (pain experienced only on one side of the body or the head)
- Exacerbated by routine physical activity
- Lasting several hours or up to 2-3 days
- Nausea (the most common symptom associated with a migraine headache)
- Occurring anywhere from once a year to once a week
Some home remedies for migraine headaches include:
Apple cider vinegar—a nutritional powerhouse in so many ways, cider vinegar mixed with a teaspoon of honey is known to ease the pain associated with a migraine headache.
Peppermint—with natural anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint helps soothe frayed nerves with its fragrance and refreshing taste.
Ice—numbs the pain by constricting blood vessels that are dilated (swollen) or throbbing.
Chamomile—famously an ingredient in herbal tea, chamomile has natural anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that can help to ease the pain of a migraine headache.
Ginger—prostaglandins (chemicals that cause muscles to contract and blood vessels to inflame) are effectively blocked by ginger by sipping ginger tea or even chewing on a piece of raw ginger root.
Cayenne pepper—the hot stuff stimulates circulation and improves blood flow. Cayenne pepper gets its kick from capsaicin, a compound that acts as a natural pain killer.
Home remedies for migraine headache pain are effective in the short term, but a migraine headache sufferer should be seen by a qualified professional like the team at Migraine Center of New Jersey. Choose Dr. Matthew Milestone, the migraine and headache doctor in New Jersey who provides state-of-the-art, drug-free pain relief for migraines, headaches, TMJ and sleep apnea to help you get your life back.