Many of our menstrual migraine patients have abnormalities in their hormone cycling, which is the result of pituitary gland dysfunction. Furthermore, we have seen that often times, there is a chronic viral infection causing this to happen.
Most, if not all, of our patients will undergo investigative blood work to potentially uncover factors involved in their pain. This especially true for hormone headaches, and situations where a hormonal or infectious process is suspected. The results of your blood work will help shed light on what is happening inside, and what can be done to make it better.
Our approach is 2-fold:
#1 - Address any internal issues that are contributing to pain. This would include addressing the hormonal system, immune system, and any other aspects of your physiology that can perpetuate pain. We typically use some very specific supplements that last about 2-4 months.
#2 - Perform migraine specific therapies in the office over an 8-12 week time frame. These non-drug neuromodulation therapies are designed to block pain, and in time - rewire your migraine circuitry to prevent it from coming back. When down properly, the results are long lasting with only occasional maintenance required. The treatments we perform target multiple nerve systems that can effectively 'reboot' your hormonal cycling, all without drugs or surgery.
Non-Drug Menstrual Migraine Headache Treatment in Harrisburg and York PA
Headache Freedom Centers PLLC
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Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) as mini-prophylaxis for menstrual/menstrually related migraine
Treatment for Menstrual Migraines
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Headache Freedom Centers, PLLC
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Many women experience significant issues with their menstrual cycle. There can be excessive bleeding and cramping, prolonged days of bleeding, starting and stopping, irregular cycling, fibroids or endometriosis, and the headaches and migraines are significantly worse. Many of our menstrual migraines patients tell us how the hormonal migraines are more extreme in intensity of pain, and do not respond as well to the medications as other times of the month.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, there's hope!
Most patients can feel significant improvement with the very next cycle!