Migraine Management Through Stem Cell Therapy

Migraine Management Through Stem Cell Therapy

Migraines are a prevalent medical condition that can be debilitating when they strike. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines affect over one billion people worldwide. Most people either know someone who suffers from migraines or has experienced one themselves. Migraines are the 6th most debilitating condition in the world. It is a neurological disease that can lead to depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances, and thus, greatly diminish a person’s quality of life. Migraines are an important public health issue that affects all people of all ages. Fortunately, stem cell therapy has shown promise in helping those suffering from chronic migraines.

There are many different triggers for migraine sufferers. However, one thing most migraine patients have in common is a problem with the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve attaches to sensors in the facial skin, mucous membranes, muscles, tendons, and teeth. Sometimes, the electrical system controlling the trigeminal nerve does not work properly. In these cases, people may feel intense pain in the head, white or black splotches in the eye, and nausea. These are signs that a migraine is about to begin.

 

 

Stem cell therapy has shown some success in helping those patients with chronic migraine. In these patients, umbilical cord stem cells are injected into the patient to help treat inflammation in the trigeminal nerve. This can help reduce the number of misfirings in the electrical system, thus, decrease the incidence of migraines. Migraines are more than just a headache. They are a neurological disorder that is constantly misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed.

Many medications currently on the market treat the symptoms of migraine pain rather than the underlying cause. In addition, prescription medications such as triptans, need to be taken at the start of a migraine in order to be effective. In addition, patients who have a history of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vascular disease, stroke, or diabetes are not candidates for triptans. Fortunately, stem cell therapy has shown promise in treating migraines and can be used by most people because there are rarely side effects. In addition, stem cell therapy can be administered at any time, as stem cells work in the body over time to help heal the trigeminal nerve and reduce inflammation. Treating the underlying cause and not just the symptoms are key to helping those who suffer from chronic migraines.

Migraines are a very debilitating disease. Some people have migraines that last multiple days. This means missing work or other obligations due to migraine symptoms. Migraines are much more than just a bad headache. They are a neurological disease that needs to be addressed by a physician. Migraines are not fully understood, and thus, current treatments and medications on the market do not produce the best results. Fortunately, there has been a significant amount of research conducted on utilizing stem cell therapy for the treatment of migraines. Stem cells have the ability to reduce inflammation of the trigeminal nerve and to help heal it over the long term. This means that instead of treating symptoms as they come on, stem cell therapy offers hope that someday migraine sufferers may live migraine free.

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