If you have been suffering from a migraine, you know the pain and misery caused by it. Approximately 14% of Americans get migraine headaches. In the early stages, people tend to get confused between a migraine, sinus and a normal headache. But with time and advanced research, the experts have come up with a treatment which can help reduce the pain.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The cause of a migraine is still unknown, however, there are a few causes which may lead to a migraine pain like any particular kind of food, oscillation in daily routine, lack of sleep and others. Each individual’s triggers may differ from one another. Past studies depict, there is no particular treatment to stop a migraine pain. But a stabilization splint can help you reduce close to 70% of the pain.
Treatment to Reduce Migraine Pain
A migraine headache is unbearable to handle. But there are a few preventive home remedies which can help you to reduce Migraine pain:
- Lavender Oil, Peppermint Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Basil Oil are few oils which can prevent you from a severe migraine headache. These oils can be inhaled or can be applied topically.
- One of the most useful control measures is diet control. Many people face a migraine headache due to irregular and inadequate diet. Certain foods have been shown to affect the frequency and severity of headaches and migraine pain, including dairy items, chocolate, peanut butter, and certain fruits like avocado, banana, and citrus. Other food items such as cottage cheese, onions, and meats with nitrates, such as bacon and hot dogs can also be the cause. Also, food containing tyramine, an amino acid found in red wine; and foods that are fermented or pickled.
- Regular scalp massage is also a way to heal your migraine headache. Brazilian researchers have found out that massaging the greater occipital nerve – the area in the back of the head, at the base of the skull – reduces the pain.
- Some headaches are also caused by inflammation, which can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids. And flaxseeds are a rich resource of omega-3 fatty acids. Even processed eggs with omega-3 fatty acids are a good source.
The above mentioned are a few DIY home remedies, but the effectiveness of each one depends on your case. Another medical treatment which can help you prevent a migraine headache is a Stabilization splint. Toothworks has experts who can diagnose the cause of your migraine and can help you heal the pain. Give us a call and see if a stabilization splint is the best treatment option for you.