Treatment Options for Migraines and Headaches

I.C.E. DOWN Migraine Ice Wraps

Conventional medicine offers a variety of drugs for migraines and other headaches, but little in the way of consistently effective treatments. People who regularly suffer with headaches or who have chronic headache pain ultimately turn to alternative treatments for relief. Cold therapy is a simple treatment you can use at home as a stand-alone therapy or to compliment other treatments. I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps make cold therapy easy and convenient.

Cold Therapy

Cold therapy is a simple and effective self-care treatment you can use to reduce or relieve your headache pain at home. It works by reducing inflammation, narrowing the blood vessels, and reducing the pain by numbing the area and reducing the pain signals sent to the brain.

Cold therapy treats headaches by accomplishing many of the same things that medications do, such as narrowing the blood vessels, but without the side effects of medications, or the long-term expense.

I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps for headaches are designed to fit comfortably, and will not leak. They are easy to use and can be safely used in combination with other treatments.

In a clinical study of I.C.E. DOWN for migraine and tension headaches:

  • 73% of the patients improved since beginning the use of I.C.E. DOWN
  • 76% said that it reduced pain and throbbing
  • 60% said that it lessened the severity of pain
  • 58% stated that it helped muscle spasms in the back of the neck
  • 83% would prefer using I.C.E. DOWN cold therapy treatments rather than drugs
  • 80% would recommend I.C.E. DOWN to friends or family
  • Medications

    If you suffer severe or chronic headaches, you should talk to your doctor to rule out any serious underlying health problems. Primary headaches are headaches that are not caused by another condition. Doctors almost always treat primary headaches with drugs. For some, medications are helpful, but for many they provide only partial relief and the side effects can be more debilitating than the headaches.

    Pain relievers are just one pharmaceutical approach to headache and migraine relief. Many of the medications prescribed for migraine and headache pain are used to attempt to prevent their onset. Types of medications often prescribed for migraines and headaches include:

    • Anti-seizure medications – used to prevent migraines. These drugs can have permanent side effects that are even worse than migraines.
    • Beta blockers – used to prevent migraines. Beta blockers are also prescribed for several heart conditions.
    • Antidepressants – used to treat chronic headaches and some of the secondary conditions caused by chronic headaches such as depression and sleep disorders.
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – used to bring down the inflammation and relieve pain on a short-term, occasional basis. NSAIDs can have dangerous side effects, and some people cannot tolerate them due to gastrointestinal upset.
    • Triptans – used to treat cluster headaches, migraine pain and other symptoms. Triptans narrow the blood vessels and reduce swelling.
    • Ergotamines – used to treat migraine and cluster headaches. Ergotamines work by narrowing the blood vessels.

    Alternative and Complimentary Headache Treatment

    Headache sufferers often turn to alternative or complimentary treatments because medications have failed to resolve their headaches, they cannot tolerate the side effects of headache medications, or they are not comfortable with the risks associated with headache medications. These treatments include:

    • Biofeedback
    • Acupuncture
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Massage therapy
    • Yoga
    • Hypnosis

    To learn more about I.C.E. DOWN for headaches and migraines, or to place an order, please visit our online store today.

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