Migraine episodes are the top reason for disability in the USA when it comes to neurological disorders. Symptoms include moderate to severe head pain along with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Most migraines last between 4 and 24 hours, but some can last as long as 3 days. Studies reveal that as many as 63% of migraine patients have between 1 and 4 migraines monthly.
Recently, the biopharmaceutical company Zosano Pharma Inc. developed a drug to help those with migraine pain. They refer to it as ADAM (Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microarray). It is a medication that quickly absorbs into the bloodstream via the skin. It consists of drug-coated titanium micro projections with an adhesive you apply directly to your skin. You have to use a reusable hand applicator. What are the results?
The participants reported seeing positive results regarding the symptoms of nausea and vomiting as well as light and sound sensitivity within two hours after taking the medication. Head pain seemed to dissipate within about 45 minutes and stayed away for 48 hours. Some skin reactions were noted but cleared up quickly. While this may sound like great news for those with migraines, it is important to note that all drugs come with side effects that can be unpleasant and dangerous. And while temporary help is achieved, unless the root cause is addressed, migraine sufferers can expect migraines to recur.
Did you know that migraines can have a connection to a misalignment of the bones of the neck? The C1 and C2 vertebrae are more susceptible to misalignment than the other bones of the spine. It merely takes a blow to the head, a trip and fall, or some sort of neck trauma to cause this type of misalignment. This puts undue pressure on the brainstem and, in turn, it begins to send improper signals to the brain.
Using a gentle method to help the bones move back into place, upper cervical care may help migraine patients find some much-needed relief. It is not uncommon for migraine pain to go away and not return once these bones are back into their original position.
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