Migraines are severe and painful headaches that often preceded or are accompanied by sensory warnings such as light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The pain of a migraine ranges greatly but some may see debilitating pain for hours or even days.
Migraine headaches result from an enlargement of blood vessels and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around these blood vessels. When a migraine begins, the temporal artery begins to enlarge and causes a release of chemicals that cause inflammation and pain. During a migraine, the sympathetic nervous system begins to respond with feelings of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
More than 28 million Americans suffer from at least 1 migraine a year. Research has also shown that women are 2 times more likely to suffer a migraine than men.
HBOT has been shown to change the amount of blood flow in the brain during migraine episodes. It can also alter some of the chemical levels that induce migraines. Many published and unpublished studies have shown that HBOT is effective in absorbing a migraine in 80% of the patients within 40 minutes of treatment.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.