Migraine Specialist

Zanesville Medical Center

Alternative Medicine Physicians & Chiropractors located in Zanesville, OH

Intense pain, sensitivity to light, and nausea are a few hallmark symptoms of a migraine. At Zanesville Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio, headache relief is simple with the MiRx™ Protocol, a simple and straightforward procedure that cures migraines in minutes. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to this common problem, call or book an appointment online today.

Migraine Q & A

Zanesville Medical Center

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Symptoms of a migraine are different from one person to the next, but they occur in phases.

Prodrome

In this first phase of a migraine, you might experience a stiff neck, excessive yawning, changes in your mood, or an increased feeling of thirst.

Aura

In the aura phase, you may notice visual symptoms, like flashes of light or bright spots in your vision. The aura stage can also cause sensory symptoms, where you might feel weak or experience physical sensations.

Migraine attack

In the attack phase, you tend to experience the full sensation of pain, sensitivity to sound or light, nausea, blurry vision, fainting, or extreme fatigue. Attacks can last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

Postdrome

In this final phase of a migraine, you tend to feel tired, and you might experience dizziness, weakness, confusion, or continued sensitivity to sound and light.

What causes a migraine?

Many different lifestyle, genetic, and hormonal factors can trigger a migraine. These may include:

  • Certain foods, like aged cheeses, processed foods, or foods that have additives
  • Drinking alcohol, especially wine and caffeinated beverages
  • Sensory input, like bright lights or loud noises
  • Intense physical exertion
  • Medications, like oral contraceptives or vasodilators
  • Sleep changes, like lack of sleep or a different sleep-wake cycle

Sometimes women experience migraines due to hormonal changes, like fluctuations in estrogen before and after their periods.

Also, if you have a family history of migraines, you’re more likely to develop them.

How are migraines treated?

Pain medications sometimes alleviate migraines, but at Zanesville Medical Center, patients can also opt for the MiRx Protocol, which helps to relieve migraines without invasive methods.

The MiRx Protocol is a simple nasal spray that helps to target an area of the nasal cavity called the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG).

The SPG is located in an area of the sinuses that is traditionally difficult to reach; however, the MiRx Protocol uses a nasal applicator with a flexible extension. That allows the anesthetic agent to reach the SPG directly and provides immediate migraine relief.

With the MiRx Protocol, you don’t have to worry about dangerous side effects or complications that often result from more invasive therapies. It has also been clinically proven to provide long-term results, so you can be sure it’s safe and effective.

To learn more, call Zanesville Medical Center or use the easy online scheduling system to book an appointment today.