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What are Migraines?

Migraines are headaches that cause severe pulsing sensations on one side of the head. You may feel a pulsing or throbbing sensation on the side of your head and even feel nauseated. Migraines are usually triggered by hormonal changes, drinks, flashing lights, sleep changes, weather changes, and numerous other factors. Patients dealing with migraines often struggle to carry on with daily activities — migraines dramatically affect your quality of life. This is why at FG Aesthetics & Medicine we provide migraine treatment in Missoula to our clients.

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Symptoms of Migraine Headaches:

  • Moderate to severe headaches
  • Pulsing or throbbing sensations
  • Headaches on one side of the head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Increased sensitivity to noise
  • Long-lasting headaches for more than 3 days
  • Headaches with abdominal pains

What Causes Migraines?

Migraines can be caused by numerous factors, including genetics and the environment. While the precise root cause of migraine isn’t completely understood, it’s believed that migraines occur due to changes in the brainstem during interactions with the trigeminal nerve. Imbalances in brain chemicals, such as serotonin, can also trigger the trigeminal nerve and induce migraines. Research into the specific cause of migraine is still underway.

woman after migraine treatment missoula
woman after migraine treatment missoula

Triggers for Migraine Headaches:

  • Fluctuations in estrogen
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Caffeine consumption
  • Extreme stress
  • Flashing lights
  • Bright lights
  • Loud sounds
  • Strong scents
  • Sleep changes
  • Weather changes
  • Physical exertion
  • Certain medications
  • Processed foods

Your Migraine Treatment Options

FG Aesthetics & Medicine provides holistic migraine treatments in Missoula with functional medicine. During your consultation, Francienne discusses your symptoms, asks about your goals and expectations, reviews your health history and medication usage, and performs meticulous bio-analytical testing. She understands your migraine triggers and the specific root cause of your headaches, following which she curates a personalized treatment plan, which may include neuromodulators, IV therapy, and nutritional therapy.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are injections made of the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein that can temporarily block communications between nerve endings and targeted muscles. When you have a migraine, your body releases neurotransmitters that transmit pain signals into your brain, leading to headaches. Neuromodulators intercept the pain signals from being transmitted to the brain, thus alleviating migraine headaches. The results appear within 2 weeks and last for 3 to 4 months.

IV Therapy

IV therapy involves delivering a unique concoction of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into your bloodstream. IV therapy can’t treat migraines, but it can help you recover quickly after attacks, reduce the frequency of attacks, and reduce the symptoms, such as nausea and inflammation. Our medical providers understand your symptoms and migraine triggers to curate a personalized IV therapy plan. The IV treatment will deliver electrolytes and vitamins to your bloodstream, quell overactive nerves, and reduce the symptoms of migraine headaches.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutrition plays a key role in the frequency, severity, and symptoms of migraines. Processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and certain preservatives found in many foods are common triggers for migraines. That’s why individuals with migraines often avoid eating altogether, leading to dehydration and weakness, which, in turn, can further lead to migraine attacks. We offer comprehensive nutritional therapy to help you consume food intelligently without triggering migraine headaches. We also recommend nutritional techniques to alleviate inflammation.

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Meet Francienne

FG Aesthetics & Medicine is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in cutting-edge holistic treatments that elevate your physical and emotional health. Migraines are difficult to tackle because their true root cause isn’t yet known. But we can offer migraine treatments in Missoula to reduce the frequency, help you recover from migraine attacks, and reduce the severity of the symptoms. Please schedule a consultation with Francienne to explore your migraine treatment options.

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