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Treatments

Migraine treatments

Chronic Migraines affect approximately 2% of the worlds population and is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.

Severe migraine attacks are classified by the World Health Organization as one of the most debilitating illnesses – comparable to dementia. More than 4 million people have chronic daily migraines with at least 15 migraines per month.

About Migraine Treatments at Vancouver Laser

Neuromodulators have been used to address chronic migraines for over 20 years with great success.

About half of all women will suffer from a migraine at some point in their life. The evidence suggests that fluctuations in estrogen levels can contribute to this immensely. Chronic migraines can affect all aspects of a persons life, including their relationships both personal and work related. Depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances are common for those with chronic migraines.

As an alternative to oral medications that generally treat rather than prevent, neuromodulators are safe and highly effective tools to reduce the intensity and frequency of chronic migraines and prevent many before they even start.

We use neuromodulators in our Vancouver practice for chronic migraine therapy. Therapeutic neuromodulators may be covered up to 100% by many private insurance plans and often those that have this type of coverage only have to pay an injection fee.

Benefits

  • Safe with no downtime
  • Migraine relief/reduction for up to 12 weeks
  • The cost of Neuromodulators for migraines is often covered under many Extended Health Medical benefits programs
  • Results evident within 2 weeks

How It Works

It is believed that when used for chronic migraines the neuromodulator blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry the pain signals to your brain, reducing, and in many cases, preventing the pain. This includes the relaxation of painful muscular trigger points in the scalp, neck and shoulders that may be contributing to the headache.

It is important that you keep a “headache diary” to track where and when your chronic migraine begins and ends. This will help our Physicians determine your treatment pattern and dosage.

What to expect

Duration

30 minutes

Recommended Sessions

Repeat the treatment every 3 months or as desired

After Treatment Care

None necessary

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FAQs

Is the treatment painful?

The level of discomfort varies depending on a variety of factors including the treatment area and the amount of neuromodulator being injected. We offer a variety of comfort measures should you require them.

How long do the results last?

The average relief of neuromodulators for a migraine treatment is approximately 12 weeks.

What is the downtime with this treatment?

Due to the delivery system of the neuromodulator there is always a possibility of bruising so you should factor this into your social calendar when planning your treatment.