Migraine Headaches

Put Away The Pills!

What Causes This?

Migraines are severe headaches which may be triggered by a variety of things including alcohol, hormonal shifts, changes in atmospheric pressures, flashes of light to name a few.  Though painful, they are harmless

Many Calgary residents suffer from migraine headaches, Chinook headaches, tension headaches, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ pain) or bruxism.

Symptoms

A migraine headache 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.  They generally last for 24 hours but can last for several days or, in some cases, longer periods.

Treatment Options

Chronic Headache Injections are used widely to relieve many types of pain. Neuromodulator injections using Botox have been proven effective in providing relief from migraine headaches as well as from teeth grinding and chronic soft tissue pain in the head and neck area (often caused by an accident or other trauma).

This treatment is covered by your Alberta Health Insurance plan.  1 or 2 sessions are usually required to determine the success of your response, but the reduction in pain from various syndromes ranges from 3 to 6 months. .Following a treatment patients may return to the rest of their daily routines immediately..

Laser Medica’s regular chronic migraine patients can book an appointment every 90 days by email at info@westsidemedical.ca,

If you are not yet our patient you need a referral for consultation from your Family Physician or from a headache clinic. Once you became a regular patient of LaserMedica for this treatment we will fax your prescription to your regular pharmacy prior to your appointments.


Migraine Headaches can be effectively treated with the following procedures: