Holistic Medicine for Migraine Headaches
Dr. Kaplan provides holistic treatment for migraine headaches and facial pain in Buffalo. Whether your migraine headaches and facial pain came on suddenly or you have suffered for years, the care and resources at OWM Buffalo are your key to achieving your goals. Schedule a consultation and find out which treatments are right for your condition.
Botox® for Migraines
Botulinum toxin for migraines works to treat chronic migraine.1, 2 Migraine treatment with BOTOX® minimizes number of headache days, duration, and frequency. Side effects are minimal and located to injection sites. Systemic reactions to Botulinum injections for headaches are very rare3.
Fitness Training for Headaches
We advocate yoga and fitness for spinal decompression and to treat migraines. Practicing yoga relieves stress-based migraines while building fitness. Toned and well aligned muscles support your spine properly, encouraging healthy spinal discs and preventing neuro-muscular pain.
OWM Buffalo concierge wellness members get personal fitness training and access to our facilities. OWM Buffalo has the only Yoga Wall system in WNY. Therapeutic Yoga is proven to be as effective for rehab and recovery as traditional western physical therapy. Drop in for a few sessions to decompress or take regular sessions for ongoing progress.
Individual sessions assess and prescribe corrective measures to relieve and correct pain and injuries. Whether you require joint mobilization by hand or minimally invasive joint restorative procedures, we have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities on site.
Our nutritionists listen to you first and then create a program geared toward headache reduction. You get a realistic meal plan and receive continued support.
Stress Reduction for Headache Relief
The link between physical well being and stress and anxiety is undeniable. We support full-body wellness by providing a stress-free consultation and treatment environment and promote meditation as part of a healthy lifestyle. We regularly host professional mindfulness workshops for our patients.
Concierge Wellness for Migraine Sufferers
Concierge wellness patients receive premium individualized care and have access to state of the art resources. Treatments, therapies, and lifestyle support all come together to address your individual condition and lifestyle. Many members of our concierge wellness are chronic migraine headache patients who needed more care than traditional medicine or PPOs are able to provide.
Typical migraine headaches are severe pulsating headaches. Sufferers report migraines are unbearable and persistent. Some resort to dangerous pharmacological treatments that offer temporary relief at great risk. Treating chronic migraines with holistic medicine works for lasting relief.
Migraine headache symptoms:
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound
About one-third of migraine sufferers perceive an unusual visual, olfactory, or other sensory experiences that are a sign that migraine will soon occur called “aura”.
Episodic migraines headaches occur 14 or fewer days per month. Conversely, chronic migraines occur 15 or more days per month, with headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer. Symptoms of migraine headache typically worsen with physical activity. Migraine headaches cost employers billions annually. Promoting healing-based headache intervention is correlated with better outcomes, reduced cost of care, and less time off work.
What triggers migraines?
Triggers will vary from person-to-person:
- Physical exertion
- Neck pain
- Sleep disturbance
- Dehydration and alcohol
- Hormonal changes
- Sounds and smells
Initial migraine headache treatment is with analgesics (e.g. Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Tylenol) for the headache and an anti-emetic (e.g. Phenergan or Zofran) for the nausea. Triptans and Ergotamines are for cases where migraines have set in. Several classes of drugs (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, anticonvulsants and tricyclic antidepressants) are prescribed for prophylaxis treatment in patients with frequent recurrence of migraine.
1 Guerzoni S, Pellesi L, Baraldi C, Pini LA. Increased efficacy of regularly repeated cycles with OnabotulinumtoxinA in MOH patients beyond the first year of treatment. The Journal of Headache and Pain. 2016;17:48. doi:10.1186/s10194-016-0634-9.
2 Rothrock JF, Bloudek LM, Houle TT, Andress-Rothrock D, Varon SF. Real-World Economic Impact of OnabotulinumtoxinA in Patients With Chronic Migraine. Headache. 2014;54(10):1565-1573. doi:10.1111/head.12456.
3 Escher CM, Paracka L, Dressler D, Kollewe K. Botulinum toxin in the management of chronic migraine: clinical evidence and experience. Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders. 2017;10(2):127-135. doi:10.1177/1756285616677005.