Headache & Migraine Clinic in Calgary
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Headache & Migraine Clinic Calgary AB
Welcome to Action Health located in Calgary. Have you been struggling with headaches or migraines? Have you tried everything but are unable to find relief? Feel like giving up? You do have more options, and you are not alone. Headaches and migraines are not to be taken lightly and have an effect on many people in Calgary. Our Calgary Integrated Medical Providers are here to help.
Migraines are recurring headaches causing moderate to severe pain. Those who suffer from migraines tend to experience throbbing or pulsing pain, often starting on one side of the head. You may be sensitive to light and sound, and your migraines may cause nausea and vomiting. They can occur only occasionally or happen several times a month.
While there is no cure for migraines, there are treatment options that can reduce the frequency of headaches and lessen their severity. We offer Botox injections as a preventative treatment for migraines. Clients who have found relief from their migraines with this treatment find they have fewer migraines or suffer less if they do occur. They have less downtime and can enjoy more of the activities they used to miss. They tend to visit the hospital less often and reduce the amount of medication they take, lessening related side effects.
Headache & Migraine triggers
There are many things that can cause headaches and migraines. The triggers may be different for different people but here are some of the most common triggers.
Fluctuations in estrogen or hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy can trigger headaches or migraines.
- Alcohol (especially wine)
- Too Much Caffeine
- Energy Drinks
- Energy Shots
- Work Stress
- Home Stress
- Money Stress
- Relationship Stress
- Events In Your Life
- Death of a loved one
- Nervousness surrounding an event
- Bright Lights
- Sun Glare
- Too Much Computer, TV, Tablet, Phone Time
- Loud Sounds
- Strong Smells
- Paint Thinner
- Secondhand Smoke
- Missing Sleep
- Too Much Sleep
- Jet Lag
- Intense Physical Exertion
- Intense Sexual Activity
- Abnormal Amounts (for you) Of Physical Activity
Changes of weather or barometric pressures can cause migraines in some people.
- Oral Contraceptives
- Vasodilators (like nitroglycerin)
- Aged Cheeses
- Overly Salty Foods
- Processed Foods
- Skipping Meals
Foods that contain these two ingredients have been known to trigger migraines in some people.
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) - a preservative
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES IN Calgary
While anyone can experience a migraine, most researchers believe that there is a genetic cause to them. Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines, and your risk goes up if you have relatives who also suffer. Triggers can include stress, anxiety, certain foods, hormonal changes in women, medication, lack of sleep, or too much sleep, or sudden weather or environmental changes.
There can be several phases to a migraine headache, with most patients recognizing signs that a migraine is imminent. Some describe a sensory disturbance called aura that can include seeing flashing lights or bright spots before the headache begins. The headache phase can bring debilitating pain, nausea, and weakness and can last up to 72 hours. Afterward, you may feel weak and tired. The cycle can be draining and interfere with daily functioning and quality of life.
TREATMENT OF HEADACHES
The treatment of headaches is not very straightforward considering that there are many possible causes of the problem. Finding the source of your headache problems is our team’s number one priority. Once we know the cause of the problem we will suggest one or more of our many options to find you relief. Botox, Acupuncture, reflexology, chiropractic, are just a few of the options available at our diversified clinic.
What To Expect
You may be referred within the clinic or from your family doctor or primary care provider, but you can also visit us without a referral. Typically, our clients have already been diagnosed with migraine headaches. If there’s any doubt, we may send you for a diagnostic assessment to confirm.
In your first appointment, we’ll do an assessment and take a history of your headaches to come up with a treatment plan. This first appointment will likely be about 30 minutes. In your second appointment, we’ll begin treatment with your first injection. Most clients come in for treatment every three months, though we do like to follow up after the first treatment. It may take up to three treatments to see benefits, but afterward, most clients experience dramatic results that improve their quality of life.
Why Choose Action Health
Action Health was founded as a chiropractic clinic in 2006 and has grown with the city of Calgary to become a medical and allied health multi-disciplinary clinic providing many healthcare options. It was formed with the belief that each person is a unique individual having special health and wellness needs and the wide variety of services reflect that diversity. Our healthcare providers work with each other and your family doctor plus other medical specialists to provide Calgarians with a very personalized healthcare experience. We frequently refer to other healthcare providers always maintaining our focus and care on you and your needs.
Our clinic is located in South Calgary just four blocks south of the intersection of Elbow Drive and Glenmore Trail SW. Being so close to such a major and well-known intersection makes getting to us quite easy from many parts of Calgary.
Stop dealing with migraines and headaches in Calgary. Our team at Action Health wants to help you know the cause of the problem as well as what steps can be taken to fix it. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions.