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- On September 15, 2010
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THE ANSWER IS NO! Migraines afflect approximately 28 million Americans, with females suffering more frequently (17%) than males (6%).
A migraine headache is a form of vascular headache. A Migraine headache is caused by the enlargement of blood vessels that cause the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain. Enlargement of these blood vessels stretches the nerves that coil around them and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the arteries magnifies the pain.
A migraine trigger is any environmental or physiological factor that leads to a headache in individuals who are prone to develop headaches. Only a small proportion of migraine sufferers, however, clearly can identify triggers. Examples of triggers include:
- sleep disturbances,
- bright or flickering lights
- cigarette smoke
- aged cheeses
- monosodium glutamate
For some women, the decline in the blood level of estrogen during the onset of menstruation is a trigger for migraine headaches
The interval between exposure to a trigger and the onset of headache varies from hours to two days. Exposure to a trigger does not always lead to a headache. Conversely, avoidance of triggers cannot completely prevent headaches. Different migraine sufferers respond to different triggers, and any one trigger will not induce a headache in every person who has migraine headaches.
So, what’s the answer you ask??? You can live without Migraines…with the help of our team at AZ Pain Centers. Our innovative procedures can help relieve migraines forever. Take for example, Amber who suffered with migraines 28 days a month before being treated at AZ Pain Centers. After just one treatment, her headaches stopped…and so did her weekly emergency room visits.
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