We’re living in a world of a holistic approach to healing. Instead of focusing solely on using medication to treat symptoms, more and more physicians and healthcare professionals are looking at the big picture. This exciting change involves treating the person as a whole and considering their physical, mental and emotional well-being to determine how each might be contributing to health issues.
At Vision Specialists of Michigan, Dr. Debby Feinberg and her colleagues are taking just such an approach to the treatment of headaches and migraines.
The Prevalence of Headaches & Migraines
Everybody knows how it feels to get a bad headache at the end of a long and stressful day, or after being over-stimulated by bright lights and loud noises. It’s a pretty common occurrence, and one most people don’t think much of; they simply pop a few aspirin or other OTC medication and go about their day as best they can.
Migraines, however, are on another level. A migraine is more than just a bad headache; it’s a neurological disease that, for many people, comes with debilitating neurological symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light, noise, touch and smell. Considering migraines affect 39 million people in the U.S. alone, it’s no wonder that everybody is looking for a treatment.
Thinking Outside the Box
If you or a loved one suffer from recurrent headaches, migraines and dizziness, and you have gone down the road of traditional medicine with no success, it may be time to consider a NeuroVisual examination. Often, unexplained migraines can be the result of binocular vision problems in adults and children. Binocular vision disorders such as vertical heterophoria (VH) are caused by small misalignments of the eyes that are not detected during a standard eye exam, requiring a NeuroVisual specialist with specialized equipment and training to be able to correctly diagnose and treat the condition.
“These Glasses Are the Medication”
Our doctors have found that the most effective method for correcting vision misalignment is through the use of a simple pair of eyeglasses that contain aligning prismatic lenses. While not medication in the usual sense, the prismatic lenses do in fact work in the same way. Many patients receive relief from their symptoms within just a few minutes of trying on the customized glasses. This finally allows them to get back to a normal life.
Contact Vision Specialists of Michigan Today
If you’re suffering from chronic migraines or persistent headaches and dizziness, the doctors at Vision Specialists of Michigan can conduct a comprehensive NeuroVisual exam to evaluate your vision. We will ask detailed questions about your health and lifestyle in order to identify if a Binocular Vision problem is the root of your issues, allowing us to treat what is actually bothering you, instead of just putting a Band-Aid on the symptoms! To schedule an appointment with an eye specialist in Grand Rapids, MI, call us at (248) 258-9000 so we can provide you with the best care and quickly get you on the road to recovery.