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Migraines and Tension Headaches

Many patients suffer from ongoing headaches and even recurrent migraines. There are four common causes of the majority of headaches and migraines, including tension headaches, food allergies, candida toxicity, and POTS. 

Tension Headaches

The first cause results from muscular tension with the most common type of headache arising as a tension headache. Tension headaches arise from tension in the muscles in the upper back and neck often with a history of whiplash, concussive, or neck injuries. Trigger points or knots develop or persist causing a shortening of muscles that attach on and at the base of the skull. These tight muscles radiate pain either over the top of the head across the forehead or around the temples toward and across the forehead. This type of headache is relieved with prolotherapy or trigger point injections to the posterior attachments of the neck muscles at the base of the skull. 

Allergies

Migraines on the other hand are more complex. In having helped many patients eliminate migraines we have discovered that most migraines have multiple triggers. The first layer is a tension headache. Following that is a layer of either IgG food intolerances or environmental IgE allergies to solvents, cleaners, and perfumes for example. 

Candida and Mold Toxins

The third cause of migraines relates to the toxic reactions to mold, fungus, and candida. With a minority of patients reactive to mold and fungal toxins, an overgrowth of yeast candida in the body causes migraines. Treatment with a prescription antifungal provides relief and is an easy first step or trial to improve chronic migraines.

POTS

The fourth leading cause of migraines can result from intracranial hypertension often found in patients with POTS. A trial of Diamox or Acetazolamide can provide relief when no other options prove beneficial.

Treatment of migraines often starts with antifungal therapy, followed by IgG food intolerance testing and treatment, and then a trial of regenerative injection therapies as described below. Once these trials have been completed and measuring benefits we then offer a trial of Diamox for the treatment of intracranial hypertension which is often linked to a hidden cause of chronic migraines.

Amniotic Liquid Allograft

Amniotic Liquid Allograft emerges as a revolutionary solution for the regeneration of tendons, ligaments, and joints, marking a significant stride in the field of regenerative medicine. Derived from the amniotic fluid, this cutting-edge therapy harnesses the potent healing properties present in the amniotic tissue, offering a non-invasive and natural alternative to traditional treatments.

One of the key benefits lies in its ability to accelerate the healing process. The amniotic liquid is rich in growth factors, cytokines, and hyaluronic acid, fostering tissue repair and promoting cell proliferation. Unlike conventional methods, Amniotic Liquid Allograft minimizes inflammation and pain, expediting recovery times and enhancing overall patient outcomes.

Furthermore, this regenerative therapy proves versatile, catering to a spectrum of orthopedic issues, from tendonitis to joint degeneration. Its non-immunogenic nature ensures compatibility, reducing the risk of rejection. As we delve into a new era of regenerative medicine, Amniotic Liquid Allograft stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking effective, natural, and transformative solutions for tendon, ligament, and joint regeneration.

Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy have emerged as revolutionary treatments for the regeneration of tendons, ligaments, and joints, offering hope to those grappling with chronic pain and limited mobility. PRP involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate platelets, growth factors, and other healing components, and then injecting this potent mixture into the injured area. This stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, promoting tissue repair and regeneration.

On the other hand, Prolotherapy, or proliferation therapy, involves injecting a solution (often containing dextrose) into the affected ligaments or tendons, triggering a localized inflammation that prompts the body to initiate the healing cascade. Both therapies aim to address the root cause of musculoskeletal issues rather than merely alleviating symptoms. They have shown promise in treating conditions like tendonitis, osteoarthritis, and ligament injuries. By enhancing the body’s innate healing abilities, PRP and Prolotherapy offer patients a non-surgical, minimally invasive option for restoring function and reclaiming an active, pain-free life.