Zap Your Migraine with Icy Cold Laser Therapy

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( — March 19, 2015) Darien, CT —  Next time a migraine strikes will you reach for the Aleve or the phone to call someone who offers Cold Laser Therapy for the relief of migraine headaches. Migraine headache’s cost the U.S. economy a whopping 26 billion dollars a year in lost time at work and wages. That staggering sum is correct according to a recent report in U.S. News and World Report.

 What about the human toll? Since women are far more likely than men to experience migraines do we really understand what women go through? A recent report put out by Reuter’s said that in single parent household’s women were 72% more likely to have migraine headaches issues. This lends itself to the question of stress as a cause of these migraines. With uncertain etiology, migraines cause problems physically but also in the family life of the migraine sufferer’s family and to their work place.

 The most recent advance is the use of Cold Laser Therapy and it is promising to say the least. Lasers have been around for a long time. They’re recent application in treating migraines is most noteworthy. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center did a 9 month study with 49 study participants. The study started with 60 but only 49 finished. What they found was surprising. Study participants were asked to undergo a 6 minute Cold Laser Therapy session targeting the cervical and occipital nerves twice a week for 8 weeks followed by weekly sessions for 8 weeks. Then once every other week for the remainder of the study. Dr.Emil Hershberg, the lead author of the study found that 72% of the participants saw a profound difference in their quality of life as measured by weekly Roland-Morris questionaires.

 Surprisingly, many study participants noted improved relationships with family member’s and co-workers. At the end of 9 months a focus group was formed to discuss the results. More then 68% of study participants stopped all migraine related medication by the conclusion of the study. Across the board the participants were happy with the results. The overall improvement was subjective but over whelmingly popular in that migraines were reduced significantly in 84% of the study participants. The participants were not paid to participate.

 What does the study’s result mean? It tells us that a pharmacological solution for migraine headaches may not be the direction we should be going.The problem here is that most funding comes from Big-Pharma. This study was done in 2013 and received very little notice. If a drug study produced similiar results Big-Pharma would have had a block-buster in their hands. So this study, proving the efficacy of cheaper and safer alternative treatment for the resolution of migraine headaches goes unnoticed.

 Laser therapy is a inexpensive way to treat many different conditions. The study at U.P.M.C was specific to migraine headaches sufferers who were females between the ages of 29-59. Since the etiology of migraines are not understood the study results were promising. 

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