Migraine pain is no joke. It can make it difficult to meet your day-to-day obligations, rob you of the joy of doing things you love, and force you to spend more of your life than you’d like in a dark, quiet room. And sometimes, the treatment is nearly as bad as the pain.
Pharmaceutical treatments for migraine pain can have serious side effects, they may interact with other medications, or other medical issues may prevent you from taking them altogether. Whatever the reason, there’s a good chance that if you have migraines you’d prefer a non-pharmaceutical treatment.
Dr. Anna Lee at Bergen Pain & Rehab has developed a method of treating migraine headaches that is drug-free and has been proven effective for men and women throughout Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities.
Through decades of clinical treatments, Dr. Lee views that most migraine headaches are caused from muscle spasms in the head and the shoulder. Most patients coming to Dr. Lee with a diagnosis of “migraine” manifest the typical symptoms such as severe throbbing pain or a pulsating sensation often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Dr. Lee has treated such patients successfully with A-IMS®.
Spasms are caused by knots formed in muscle fibers. When sufficient knots are formed in a muscle, they not only pull on the tendons attached to the bones but also compress the nerves passing nearby. Because of these compressions, pain and sensory symptoms are experienced by patients – this is especially true within the head region where distribution of nerve branches is high. A-IMS treats headaches by neutralizing the spasms effectively. The A-IMS® procedure was initially approved by the FDA for treating headaches.
“I had severe migraine headaches two times a day after my auto accident. Within a month after A-IMS treatment, my migraine went down to 1-2 times a week. My treatment was weaned down from 1-2 times a week to once a week to once in every three weeks. In between the three weeks, I had no migraine headaches.” (Brandy Ickes).
“I was involved in an auto accident 5 years ago. I suffered from severe debilitating migraines with occasional aura which interfered with my vision. Since my 3rd A-IMS treatment, I have only had migaines with aura a few times. Before the treatment they were at least every week or two, as I write this it's been about 2 months or more since my last one and they continue to happen further apart each time.”