Natural Treatment for Migraine Mccomb MS

Whichever therapies you choose for treating headaches, the key is to use them regularly—singly or in combination—as part of a strategy to stop headaches before they start.

Joseph William Farina
(601) 249-2491
118 N Broadway
Mccomb, MS
Specialty
Neurology

Data Provided by:
Joseph William Farina Jr, MD
(601) 249-2491
118 N Broadway
McComb, MS
Specialties
Neurology, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Hancock Med Ctr, Bay St Louis, Ms
Group Practice: Mc Comb Neurology

Data Provided by:
Dr.John Davis
(601) 936-0400
2470 Flowood Drive
Flowood, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Neurosurgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Samuel D Newell
(662) 844-7021
609 Brunson Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Neurology

Data Provided by:
Terry Collins Smith, MD
180B Debuys Rd Ste 102
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Tina Foley Neville, MD
300 Rawls Dr Ste 800
McComb, MS
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Southwest Mississippi Reg Med, McComb, Ms

Data Provided by:
Tuan V Nguyen
(601) 984-5700
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Neurosurgery

Data Provided by:
Jimmy Dixon Miller, MD
(662) 451-7812
405 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided by:
Gerald Randle
(601) 355-3353
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Neurology

Data Provided by:
Mohammad Arjmand-N Ahmed, MD
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Spotlight on Headaches

Provided by: 

By Christie Aschwanden

Migraine headaches slammed into Evelyn Strauss’s life during her sophomore year in college. “I would have to retreat to a dark room for two or three days every time I got one, which was every few weeks,” says the 41-year-old editor in Santa Cruz, California. “It was horrible. I had to schedule my studying around my migraines.” She tried several medications, but nothing worked. With nothing to lose, she decided to see a hypnotist. “Hypnosis got rid of the headaches completely,” she says.

Strauss’s story would not surprise Donald Penzien, a psychologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. While most people quiet their headaches by popping over-the-counter pain medications or prescription headache drugs, these pills don’t work for everyone, he says. And frequent use of them can actually make the problem worse by triggering rebound headaches—pain that begins as soon as the medication wears off, requiring still more medication and perpetuating the cycle.

Penzien is convinced there’s a better way. He recently published a study analyzing the last 30 years of research into often-overlooked behavioral treatments for headaches, including mind-body therapies like biofeedback and hypnosis. His conclusion: These treatments may actually manage headaches better than drugs. In fact, the real trick to taming headaches is to keep them from developing in the first place—which these mind-body techniques and other alternative remedies can help you do. If a headache does slip through, some of the same treatments can curb symptoms, too.

Whichever therapies you choose, the key is to use them regularly—singly or in combination—as part of a strategy to stop headaches before they start. “Prevention is the name of the game,” Penzien says.

Identify your triggers
Experts classify headaches into dozens of different types, but tension headaches and migraines are by far the most common, and some people battle both types. No one’s 100 percent sure what causes headaches, but for most people, they’re set off by one or more triggers, which can differ from person to person.

That’s why the first step in a preventive strategy is recognizing what your triggers are and finding ways to avoid them. Common culprits include stress, disrupted sleep patterns, bright light, noise, alcohol, caffeine, and certain foods like cheese and chocolate. (It can be helpful to keep a headache diary, noting when the pain comes on and what you ate, drank, and did beforehand.)

When journalist Lila Guterman, 29, moved to London in 1998, she noticed that her previously infrequent migraines suddenly became regular. “They were often totally incapacitating,” she says. Thinking about what had changed since her move, she realized that she was making more trips to the coffeepot at her new job. So she quit cold turkey. The first week sans caffeine she felt a mild headache or two, but then they disappeared entirely. “I didn’t get another headache the whol...

Author: Christie Aschwanden

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...