March 15, 2019
Push through the pain. For chronic migraine sufferers, the mantra is all too familiar. Traci Richardson has been pushing through since she was a teenager, trying a variety of preventive medications and therapies, but still dealing with frequent headaches. Be it age, stress, parenthood or ever-changing Midwest weather, Traci's migraines have become progressively worse – and for this nurse and mother of three, shutting down isn't an option.
"I work full-time and have three kids in sports," says Traci. "Activities can't take a back seat every time I have a migraine. I usually push through, but not everyone can do that."
Like many patients, Traci doesn't tolerate the side effects of the medications frequently prescribed to end migraine and cluster headaches just after they begin. She began Botox® injections as a preventive migraine treatment, and they have provided benefits. But recently, when she experienced a migraine despite preventive treatments, Traci took advantage of a treatment innovation called gammaCore™.
Pain relief without pills
We're excited about the gammaCore technology. It is not a painful procedure, and it's not a medication that will make you tired or nauseated or experience other common side effects."Deetra Ford, MD
Compete, personalized care
- Botox injections
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Diet and lifestyle counsel