Dr. Joseph Maroon Discusses Natural Approach to Migraines during WFSB TV Interview

July 2023  Neurosurgeon and wellness expert, Dr. Joseph Maroon, was asked by Great Day Connecticut Program WFSB about natural approaches to migraine headaches. According to the National Headache Foundation, migraine headaches are a common neurological disorder that affects about 39 million Americans, or about 1 in 15 people. Migraine headaches are more common in women than in men, with about 18% of women and 6% of men experiencing migraines.  Migraine headaches can occur at any age, but they are most common in people between the ages of 25 and 55.  The symptoms of a migraine headache can vary from person to person, but they typically include:

  • Throbbing or pounding pain on one side of the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Visual disturbances, such as auras
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fatigue

Migraine headaches can be debilitating and can interfere with a person’s daily activities. There is no cure for migraine headaches, but there are treatments that can help to prevent or relieve the symptoms.

Here are some natural alternatives for migraine discussed by Dr. Maroon that you may want to consider:

Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in many bodily functions, including nerve signaling. Some studies have shown that magnesium supplements may help to prevent migraine headaches.

Feverfew: Feverfew is a herb that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including migraine headaches. Some studies have shown that feverfew may help to prevent migraine headaches.

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for many bodily functions, including energy production and nerve signaling. There is some evidence to suggest that riboflavin may help to prevent migraine headaches. A review of nine studies published in the journal Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2016 found that taking 400 mg of riboflavin per day for 3 months significantly decreased the pain associated with migraine attacks, as well as the duration and frequency of episodes. The review also found that riboflavin was well-tolerated and had no serious side effects.

See Dr. Maroon’s Interview HERE