Do you suffer from tension headaches frequently? Are you tired of popping pills to feel relief? There may be a better way, and that’s with regenerative medicine solutions such as stem cell therapy.
From weak neck muscles to neck ligament instability, there are many different things that can result in chronic headaches. A tension headache is a type of headache that is mild to moderate in pain, and that feels like a band tightening around your head. This is the most common type, but its causes are still not well understood. Under the umbrella of tension headaches, there are other subtypes, such as episodic and chronic.
Episodic tension-type headaches last anywhere from a half hour to a week, occurring less than 15 days/month for three months. Frequent episodic headaches may morph into chronic tension-type headaches, which are continuous and last for hours, occurring for more than 15 days/month for three months or more.
Treatments for tension-type headaches include practicing healthy habits, using effective non-drug treatments, and using over-the-counter medications appropriately.
Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Tension Headaches
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine approach that may be used to treat chronic tension headaches and migraines, which affects nearly 40 million Americans.
This innovative approach to optimizing health works based on your body’s natural repair processes. Your cells perform specific biological functions depending on where they’re located. For example, digestive cells process nutrients; nerve cells send signals to your brain, etc. Each starts as stem cells in your bone marrow. A stem cell infusion will give your body more cells that can then be used to generate new cells and thus repair damaged tissue.
In the case of migraines, they can be used to stimulate the repair of neurons and blood vessels in brain structures like the hippocampus, thus reducing the frequency of attacks and alleviating symptom severity.
Stem cell therapy can also help to reduce inflammation throughout your body, such as to your neck if neck muscle weakness is contributing to your tension headaches. Stem cells regenerate damaged tissues, thus helping your body repair itself from the inside out.
This is a non-invasive procedure, posing less risk for complications than surgery. Using your body’s “natural repair kit” brings no side effects common with medications.
Contact Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine
If you suffer from frequent tension-type headaches and debilitating migraines, come in for a consultation on using stem cell therapy to bring you relief. Our pain management specialists can be reached at (248) 216-1008. Call us to discuss how regenerative medicine can help ease your tension headache pain so you can enjoy daily life again.