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A Healthy Message from Northeastern Health System-Tahlequah Chief of Staff Dr. Brent Rotton.

More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Every year, doctors’ offices are flooded with visits triggered by headaches. June 2-8 has been declared National Headache Awareness Week in order to help people understand what makes their head ache, and how to get relief.

A migraine is a throbbing, one-sided pain that often causes nausea and keeps people from functioning in their work or personal life.  About 30 million Americans suffer from this treatable neuro-biological disorder. Yet, it is estimated that more than half of all people who have migraine headaches have never been diagnosed and are failing to take advantage of the relief that is available today.

Migraines aren’t the only kind of headache to disrupt daily routines.  Tension, sinus and a variety of other headaches can impact the overall quality of life. If you’re bothered by headaches, a headache log can help in identifying triggers that bring on headaches as well as pinpointing the location and type of pain. Even if prevention isn’t always possible, there are new products on the market that can bring relief from all kinds of headaches.

 

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If you suffer from headaches that interfere with your ability to work or enjoy your daily life, the National Headache Foundation offers a list of 10 steps to take:

 

  • Seek help. Be a self-advocate. Migraines are a disease and deserve the same care and attention as any health problem.
  • Educate yourself about migraines so you will know how to best work with your doctor to manage your disease.
  • Visit a doctor specifically about your headaches. This lets your doctor know the problem is serious and not just an afterthought. If your primary care physician doesn’t treat migraines, search for a physician who does.
  • Prepare for your physician visit. Keep a headache diary showing when your headaches occurred, how long they lasted, the severity of the pain and any possible triggers. Document the impact on your life in terms of missed work or skipped social activities.
  • Have reasonable expectations for treatment. While migraines cannot be cured at this time, there are effective treatment plans available.
  • Be honest with the doctor treating your headache about any medications (prescription and over the counter) you take and other medical conditions you experience.
  • Focus on solutions. Be positive.
  • Ask for detailed instructions on taking medications, and follow them. Get documentation about how often and how to take prescribed medications.
  • Partner with your physician. Share communication as you follow the treatment plan.
  • Follow-up regularly with your physician. Typically, physicians may want you to pursue a treatment plan for about three months and then schedule a return appointment to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

Headaches are legitimate biological disorders, not psychological conditions.  If headaches are serious and often enough to interfere with your life, it’s time to schedule a visit with your doctor.

News from Northeastern Health System

NHS Introduces Advanced Therapy for Dysphagia

Patients with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can now receive advanced help thanks to the certification of NHS’s Speech Pathologist, Rose Janzen, in VitalStim Therapy. VitalStim Therapy is an FDA cleared method to treat dysphagia, which often leads to aspiration. “It is estimated that dysphagia affects between six and 15 million adults and an unknown number of children in the United States,” said Janzen. Dysphagia is a common issue for patients who have had a stroke, have neurological diseases, or head and neck cancer. It is often part of the body’s aging process as well. The primary concern for patients suffering from dysphagia is that they will aspirate, which can lead to aspiration pneumonia, posing a serious risk to the patient’s overall health and recovery. “VitalStim Therapy is important for NHS patients because it provides a new approach to patients with swallowing disorders that can be combined with traditional speech treatment which will allow for faster and more optimal results,” said NHS Outpatient Therapy Director Rachel Atkinson. VitalStim Therapy is designed to promote safe swallowing through the application of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to the swallowing muscles in conjunction with conventional swallowing exercises. “The goal is to strengthen and re-educate the muscular system and improve motor control of the swallowing mechanism,” said Janzen. Electrical impulses are administered to the swallowing muscles in the throat via electrodes attached to the skin overlaying the musculature. Once current intensity has been increased to a satisfactory level, the patient is directed in traditional exercise therapy. When electrical stimulation is applied in this manner, it accelerates muscle strengthening and cortical reorganization, and increases the effectiveness of the exercise... read more

An NHS Family Story – Donna Dallis

Overcoming the Odds to Lead a Blessed Life   Donna Dallis currently serves as the VP of Patient Care, one of the highest positions at Northeastern Health System. She is arguably one of the busiest people at the hospital, overseeing all clinical departments as well as the hospital’s Risk Management and Quality teams. Donna has defied the odds, learned to lean on the Lord, and worked extremely hard to get where she is today. “Admittedly, my childhood was not ideal,” says Donna. “There were many trials along the way. I was the child of an alcoholic father, and a mom that had her own struggles, and in all reality, even though they divorced after I was married and had a 2 year old, it was long overdue. At fourteen, I was pregnant, but by the grace of God he was working in my life even then by placing a supportive husband in my life. It led me down a path that I couldn’t have imagined.” Donna was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved houses and schools every year. Her family lived in Tulsa until she was ten and then moved to Northern California for one year. “During that year we moved twice and I went to school in a small four-room class with hot lunches once a week,” remembers Donna. “Going from Tulsa to Corning, California, with a total of nine students in the fifth grade, and the fourth and fifth grades combined, was quite a culture shock.” Her father’s drinking and frequent job hopping, unsurprisingly created a chaotic environment for Donna and her four younger siblings, though they... read more

Northeastern Health System Volunteers have Ribbon Cutting

Northeastern Health System employees and volunteers were honored to greet Chamber and community members for a ribbon cutting, celebrating the re-opening of Remarkables Thrift Store. Remarkables, operated by the Northeastern Health System volunteers, recently underwent a floor-to-ceiling remodel. “I am so happy with the turnout,” said Remarkables Manager, Pam Coonce. “The ladies have worked so hard getting the store ready. I think it offers such a great shopping experience now.” Remarkables takes a variety of housewares and clothing donations. All profits are used to provide scholarships to NHS employees who are seeking to further their education, and to purchase equipment, supplies and facilities for Northeastern Health System. “I knew even before I retired that Northeastern Health System is one of the places I wanted to volunteer,” said Sueann Freeman, Volunteer President. “I love getting up and coming into the hospital. I can’t wait to see everyone.” Remarkables is run strictly by volunteers, and they are always looking for more help. Those interested in volunteering at Remarkables or at Northeastern Health System should contact the Hospital Gift Shop or Remarkables for an application. Share... read more

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