Migraine Headaches Treatment that Addresses the Root Cause

Those suffering from migraines are all too familiar with the “test and see” migraine headaches treatment protocol prescribed by doctors. This typically involves trials of preventive and abortive medications, alternative medicine practices, or home remedies – or all of the above.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines, only management and relief of the symptoms. Achieving proper migraine headache management requires finding the right combination of these standard approaches, which can take months and even years to determine, especially for intractable migraine sufferers. Until now.

Groundbreaking Treatment for Migraines

We treat migraine headaches unlike any other healthcare professional. Our Clinical Director Dr. Victor M. Pedro is the founder of Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT), an innovative, research-based diagnostic and treatment program. CIT is a non-invasive (no use of surgery or drugs) and cost-effective treatment for symptoms caused by migraines. Unlike other migraine headaches treatment methods, CIT seeks to resolve the underlying dysfunctions in the nervous system that give rise to a patient’s migraine headaches and related symptoms, including auras, sensitivity to light, sound, touch or smells, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness, moodiness, and more. Here’s how the treatment process works:

STEP 1 - Initial Evaluation

We first perform an initial evaluation to give us a working hypothesis of how to treat the underlying problem

 

STEP 2 - Treatment

During the same visit, the patient undergoes one treatment, receiving a series of brief repetitive stimulations that may include visual and oculomotor stimulation and specialized physical activities

 

STEP 3 - Assess the Patient's Response

Patients who respond positively to CIT usually do so within this first visit; if s/he does, we then create a custom treatment plan

STEP 4 - A Custom Migraine Headaches Treatment Plan
Patients who respond positively typically undergo 1-2 hours of treatment/day, multiple times weekly, up to 4 to 6 weeks; conversely, patients who experience no benefit are not accepted into our program and they experience no resulting adverse effects from treatment

Who We Treat

Our two-hour initial evaluation session involves diagnosis and, if warranted, a trial CIT treatment to confirm our diagnosis. Aside from shaping a customized treatment plan, this information allows us to assess a patient’s likelihood of success.

Unfortunately, there are certain conditions and lifestyle decisions that can negatively affect outcomes, including heavy alcohol use and other substance abuse, poor patient motivation, and irreversible damage to the brain. These are among the primary reasons we may not be able to accept patients.

Treatment Outcomes

Since 2000, we’ve treated nearly 1,000 patients using CIT. In addition to treating intractable migraines, CIT has successfully helped patients suffering from other related neurological conditions, such as vertigo, traumatic brain injury, post concussion syndrome, speech pathologies, and more.  We’ve even successfully treated Paula Abdul for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy back in 2012.

Successful CIT treatment often significantly reduces the impact of a patient’s migraine headaches and other related symptoms, so that s/he can resume a full or nearly full quality of life. The results of our treatment program are often long lasting, and may or may not require periodic follow-up treatment depending on the patient’s specific needs.

I fell 26 feet off of a roof gable in 2005. The next five years were a living hell of prescribed drug cocktails to address the effects of my brain injury. I came to Dr. Pedro in desperate shape. Incessant daily migraine headaches plagued my life. Two and a half months of intensive therapy with Dr. Pedro gave my life back to me. Friends and family call it a miracle. The science makes sense, the therapy works. Phillip Brown

Montello, Wisconsin

Discover Whether CIT Can Work for You or Your Loved One

Dr. Pedro and his staff are passionate about helping people get their lives back. All it takes is one visit to find out. We invite you to contact us for an appointment or to request more information.

Sarah Jane Brain Project