Migraine Treatment Specialists
What are Migraines & Why do they Occur?
Migraines are a type of headache disorder that are often very severe and are accompanied by additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, visual disturbances and more.
While it is unclear why migraines occur, typically a combination of both genetic and environmental factors, there are often triggers and other factors that can contribute to the condition such as:
Who is at Risk for Migraine Disorders?
While anyone of different ages, sizes, and race can be at affected by migraine disorders, there are certain factors that could potentially cause you to be at a higher risk. This would include a family history and genetic predisposition of migraine disorders, gender – women are typically more susceptible to experience migraines, various other medical conditions, and poor lifestyle habits.
When Should a Doctor be Consulted for Migraines?
If you are experiencing intense, headache pains accompanied by other symptoms on a regular basis, or the symptoms are keeping you from living out your daily activities, consult a doctor to be evaluated for migraine disorder.
Some of the treatment options available for migraine disorders include the following:
One effective treatment includes simple lifestyle changes to help avoid migraine triggers. This includes getting into a regular sleep pattern, with enough sleep, and adjusting eating habits, as well as identifying and avoiding any triggers. This can both help prevent migraines and reduce their severity.
There are various injection treatments that can be utilized as a preventative measure for migraine disorders. These injections work by relaxing both the nerves and muscles around the face, head, and neck to provide relaxation throughout.
Acupuncture has also shown to be a helpful treatment in helping treat the symptoms of migraines by creating a calm and relaxing sensation throughout the nerves of the body.
There are specific medications to both treat migraine symptoms after onset, as well as daily medications to help prevent migraine attacks from occuring.