Migraine headaches are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world affection 39 million Americans and 1 billion people globally. Migraine affects 18% of American women, 6% of men and 10% of children! It is most common between the ages of 25 and 55 and tends to run in families.
1.2 million ER visits annually are caused by acute migraine attacks and while most sufferers experience attacks 1-2 times per month, 4 million people have chronic daily headaches with at least 15 migraine days per month.
This is not just a bad headache, it is a neurological ‘brain attack’ that is extremely disabling. In fact, over 20% of migraine sufferers become totally disabled.
In childhood, boys suffer from migraine more often than girls, but in adulthood, migraine affects mostly women.
The question becomes, with such a huge number of people suffering from such a disabling condition, why can’t our medical system figure out a better approach? Migraine sufferers certainly do not have an Imitrex deficiency!
This is where the functional approach comes in. Look at the biochemistry, neurology, lifestyle and diet collectively gives us a unique appreciation for why this may be happening. Our programs of care have been incredibly effective for people suffering with migraines.