LoadingMigraine sufferers beware – medicine taken to alleviate symptoms may actually be increasing their severity.   A new study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain found that patients who overuse medications like triptans, opioids and barbiturates for migraine often exacerbate their condition, resulting in more days and greater severity of monthly pain, as well as greater severity of other migraine symptoms.

A multidisciplinary approach using non-drug therapies like chiropractic, neurofeedback, acupuncture and massage can be effective in reducing pain, without triggering rebound headaches. In fact, in a study of 71 patients undergoing treatment for migraine, more than half of those who opted for neurofeedback therapy experienced complete cessation of their migraines, with 34% experiencing a reduction in frequency.   A holistic therapy plan, combined with a healthy lifestyle of proper sleep, diet, hydration, aromatherapy and exercise such as yoga, can go a long way to helping to alleviate symptoms.

If your migraine treatment regime is not providing the relief you need, give our office a call to learn about non-drug therapies that can help improve your health. In addition to chiropractic care and neurofeedback services, we also have a licensed acupuncturist on staff who specializes in migraines and can help alleviate your pain effectively, without  fear of medication-induced rebound headaches.