Nearly 10% of the population suffers from Migraines. But by using LENS Neurofeedback, a significant number of people are finding relief and getting their lives back to normal. Sheri Rowney from Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville, explains how it can help sufferers.
“I have a headache.”
These are words most adults have uttered at some point in their lives. Due to the many types of headaches, it is an unfortunate fact of life that we will all have one sooner or later. Thankfully, most of them are short lived, not too intense, and we can soon go about our daily activities without disruption or interference. For others though, headaches can be a chronic condition that literally change the way they live their lives. For them, the pain of their headaches is enough to disrupt their lives, take away their happiness and joy, and can cause anxiety and depression. They’re called Migraines.
Nearly one in four households in the U.S. has someone that has been diagnosed with Migraines. It is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and over 10% of U.S. children are diagnosed each year
with a Migraine.
What are these headaches and what can be done to help?
Migraines are not just a bad headache. There are many neurological symptoms that go along with the headache that determine what makes it a Migraine. The headache itself is a severe throbbing and recurring pain, usually felt on one side of the head but can often be felt on both sides. This pain can also be accompanied by visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to sound, lights, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.
The Migraine usually lasts between four and 72 hours before it is completely gone. For most Migraine sufferers, these attacks are usually once or twice a month, but for over four million people, they are a daily occurrence. For over 90% of sufferers, these attacks are debilitating and they cannot work or live their normal lives until it is over. Depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are common and over 20% of sufferers are disabled, unable to hold down a job, or go to school.
According to studies done by the Migraine Research Foundation, in 2015, the U.S. spent over $36 billion in healthcare and lost productivity due to Migraines. That number includes $5.4 billion in medical costs alone treating the 38 million diagnosed cases of Migraines in our country. This is a staggering number and many are not able to afford the medication necessary to control the symptoms that are negatively impacting their life.
Are there alternative treatments available for Migraines?
Yes there are. Many find relief through diet changes, herbal remedies, life style changes, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and Neurofeedback, to name a few.
At Harmonized Brain Centers in Nashville, we provide a treatment called LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback); a pain free, non-invasive treatment using low frequency radio waves to disrupt the pattern of brain waves that may not be working efficiently, allowing them to reset into a more effective and efficient way and stop Migraines from occurring. After just a few short treatments, many clients report their headaches to be less frequent, less intense, and shorter, and many go on to be headache free in only 10 to 12 sessions.
LENS also helps to quiet the brain, allowing for better sleep, less anxiety, and often lifts the cloud of depression that goes along with Migraines. After an initial brain map that takes about an hour, subsequent treatments only take about a half hour a week; leaving you feeling relaxed and clear, ready to take on the world.
If you are interested in a FREE consultation to discuss how we can help you with your Migraines, please call us at (615) 331-8762.
Our daughter was failing at School because of Migraines, until we discovered LENS Neurofeedback.
“We brought our 14 year old daughter to Harmonized Brain Centers because of her extremely debilitating, constant migraines that she has had after a slip on the ice two years prior. She had been on medication with limited success and we were desperate to find better results for her. Within three weeks of LENS, her migraines had subsided, she was sleeping better and felt more clear headed and more focused in school. As a side note, she had always been a high achiever in math but after her fall, she had sort of leveled out and while still making ok grades, it wasn’t coming as easy for her as before. We had assumed that she had just leveled out in her ability but after the LENS, she is once again grade levels above where she was and a happy and successful teenager. There is no way to express our thanks and gratitude to LENS and to Sheri for giving our daughter her life back.” – AW