According to the National Headache Foundation, 157 million work and school days are lost every year due to migraines and head pain. The physicians at the Northstar Health & Integrated Physical Medicine Center located in Lisle, and service the cities of Naperville, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Bolingbrook, IL, offer a variety of treatments to help manage your headache symptoms. If you experience headaches regularly, call to make an appointment or book one online today.
Headaches And Migraines Specialist
Genetics or changes in the brain can cause migraines. Some people who suffer from them have specific triggers like exhaustion, bright lights, and weather changes. Other migraine triggers include:
- Muscle tension
- Drop in blood sugar
- Excessive fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Changes in sleep pattern
Your migraines may also be caused by:
During stressful events, your brain releases certain chemicals. Your head muscles can become tense in response to specific emotions like anxiety or fatigue. Even too much excitement can induce muscle tension and migraines.
Some people have sensitivities to specific foods and the chemicals and preservatives in them. For example, certain foods and beverages may contain nitrates or MSG, which can trigger headaches.
A drastic spike or drop in your caffeine intake could give you a painful headache. Blood vessels also seem to be sensitive to caffeine.
Symptoms of a migraine include:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Loss of appetite
- Temperature sensitivity
Migraines can occur with or without an aura. An aura is the collection of warning signs that a migraine is about to start. Some of the symptoms of an aura are:
- Blind spots
- Distorted vision
- Temporary loss of vision
- Bright flashing dots or lights
Northstar physicians use the TX360 migraine and headache treatment to help their many patients who suffer from migraines. When combined with a simple in-office technique, this procedure can banish migraines in a matter of seconds.
The TX360 is a specially designed, medical nasal applicator that delivers the medicine safely, quickly, and painlessly to the back of your nasal passageway.
It can be used as an abortive therapy if you feel a headache coming on or if you have an active migraine. Or if you suffer from chronic headaches, you can schedule recurring visits to keep migraines at bay. There’s minimal discomfort, and for many types of headaches, the TX360 can give fast, effective relief.