CHIROPRACTIC VS. IMITREX

A migraine in Denver can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the migraine. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances, such as tingling on one side of the face or in an arm or leg and difficulty speaking. (Source)

Imitrex is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat migraine with or without aura. The injection form of Imitrex (see “Drug details” below) is also approved to treat cluster headaches.

Imitrex is approved for use in adults who have had these conditions diagnosed by a doctor. Imitrex isn’t used to prevent either migraine or cluster headaches

Imitrex belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin agonists. These are more commonly known as triptans. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.

Imitrex contains the active drug sumatriptan. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in your brain, which helps relieve the pain of migraine and cluster headaches. (Source)

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF IMITREX ARE:

headache(not a migraine), pain or chest tightness, pressure or heavy feeling in any part of your body
weakness, feeling hot or cold, dizziness, spinning sensation, drowsiness
nausea, vomiting, drooling, unusual taste in your mouth after using nasal spray
burning/numbness/pain/irritation in your nose or throat after using nasal spray, or flushing (warmth, redness, or tingling under the skin). (Source)
As a Denver chiropractor, we are looking for the actual cause of the migraine. We ask questions like why would the blood vessel need to ‘narrowed’, or why are they dilated? Where is the migraine pain located? Where did it start? When did it start? What activities tend to trigger them? What other symptoms are associated?

After we know the answers to those questions, we measure the function of the nervous system that controls the blood vessels, the pain response, the digestive tract and our senses of sound and sight. All of those functions are control by the master controller, the nervous system.

By evaluating the balance and function of the nervous system we can often identify the true cause of the migraines and work to correct the problem. (Source)

Dr. Mooberry is a Denver chiropractor at Lifetime Wellness & Chiropractic. He is well versed in the care of migraines with chiropractic care. Dr. Isaac Mooberry is considered one of the leading experts in migraines across the nation.