29 Jul, 2019
6 New Migraine Treatments You Should Know About
Suffering from migraines is an uncomfortable experience you wouldn’t wish on anyone. They can be painful, debilitating, and get in the way of everyday life. Like most people you’ve probably tried all sorts of treatments possible, but nothing has given long lasting relief.
Here are 6 new migraine treatments that you should most definitely know about.
Cefaly is an FDA approved device to help manage migraines. It’s an electric stimulation band that you wear across your forehead. You can wear it for up to 20 minutes once a day and it’s soft electric stimulations are meant to help.
There are certain molecules that are known to be related to migraines, such as calcitonin gene-related peptide’s (GGRPs). Inhibitors are meant to help block the effects of that specific molecule. In doing so it can help prevent migraines, just inject the inhibitors.
Botox is a good treatment for people who suffer from chronic migraines, which means they have migraines fairly regularly. Every three months or so you would get 31 various Botox shots around your neck and head. You need to get migraines about 14 days out of 30 for this to be a viable treatment.
SPG (sphenopalatine ganglion) nerve block is a treatment that blocks those nerves. This helps because it is linked to a specific nerve that affects migraines. It’s a procedure where the doctor puts a catheter in your nose. Then a syringe is used to release the anesthetic to numb the SPG.
Another option can be counseling where you accept that you have pain caused by migraines and stop mentally trying to suppress it. This acceptance is supposed to help you grow forward and move on from your migraines and focus on your life goals.
Practicing mindfulness is another common tactic to utilize. It is where you pause and take stock of yourself, being aware of both your mind and body in your presence right now. This can help manage migraine pain by making you lose focus of it and should be used alongside medications.