Why Do You Need Treatment for Chronic Headaches?
Don’t underestimate the conditions of your headaches. According to Pubmed, approximately 15% of Americans experience migraines, making them one of the leading causes of disability worldwide!
In a separate Pubmed study in 2020, Fatima G. Alhabi and Mohammed A AlAteeq concluded that chronic migraines have a negative impact on quality of life. This study showed the negative side effects of chronic headaches impact young patients, patients with frequent attacks, those not using preventative medications, and those suffering from chronic disease. The study concluded that headaches affect people’s quality of life and ability to participate in work, family, and social events.
Over-the-Counter Medications and Opioids
Did you know that consumers spend over 4 billion dollars on over-the-counter headache medications to try to temporarily mask their headache pain? But anyone who suffers from chronic headaches and migraines knows the frustrations. The relief if any is short-term. The risk of dangerous side effects is high, and OTC pain medications do nothing to prevent the next big headache right around the corner.
The American Headache Society shows us data that opioids are being prescribed at alarmingly high rates.
- Roughly 21-29% of patients are prescribed opioids for pain misuse.
- Between 8-12% of patients develop an opioid disorder.
- Between 4-6% misuse patients’ prescription opioids and transition to heroin.
- 80% of people who misuse heroin, first misused prescription opioids.
Stephen Silberstein MD, Jefferson University Professor, says “The problem we have is that many physicians treat the symptoms and not the disease”. These routinely prescribed oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, and other opioid medications aren’t just detrimental to our health and addictive; but ineffective in fixing opioids.
Why Do We Get Headaches?
Headaches are controlled by a nerve cluster called the Sphenopalatine (SPG). A primary headache is caused by overactivity or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head, neck, or a combination of these features that can play a role in primary headaches.
The most common headaches are
MiRx: The Breakthrough Headache Solution
Your painful headaches and migraines are controlled by a nerve cluster called the Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG), which is located in a difficult-to-reach area in the nasal cavity. Our MiRx treatment is a nasal spray that is able to reach the SPG and give instant relief. MiRx is a nerve blocker and isn’t just a bandaid for symptoms, but gives long-term relief.
City Health Services’ mission is to provide patients with instant relief with safe treatment, but most importantly provide long-lasting results!
The MiRx Protocol is a treatment program designed to treat migraines, headaches, facial pain, and head pain. The protocol is made up of two parts. The first treatment stage stops the nervous system’s reaction and alleviates the headache. This is referred to as the medical component. The second stage of the MiRx Protocol treats and rehabilitates the underlying condition, which is the physical component. These two combined can effectively eliminate the conditions causing your headache or face pain. These two work together to provide long-term migraine relief.
Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy
The second stage of the MiRx Protocol treats and rehabilitates the underlying condition, which is the physical component. Based on the individual’s underlying problems, our providers may need to implement additional treatments to ensure a full recovery. The second phase of your treatment will involve chiropractic care and physical therapy. As an integrated medical office specializing in physical medicine, we can utilize all these treatments to address the underlying cause and know what triggers your headaches.
New Patient Consult
MiRx is the latest and best medication for chronic headache treatment in Phoenix. We don’t want this latest treatment to be kept a secret. We have helped hundreds of our patient’s painful headaches with this protocol and we’d like to help your chronic headaches. Our medical office is offering a complimentary new patient consult special. To schedule your complimentary consultation and learn more, click on this link.