Migraines, a form of severe headaches, can be debilitating for those who suffer from this condition. While anyone may deal with an occasional headache for various reasons, migraine headaches are recurring and tend to increase in intensity. Although the exact cause of migraines is not known, there are links to lifestyle, environment and genetic factors. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain help patients with migraine headaches find effective treatment options to manage head pain and improve their quality of life.
Migraine headaches tend to have a pulsing or throbbing sensation. Those with migraines may have episodes of pain that last for several hours or even a few days, affecting their ability to function normally. Migraines differ from tension headaches in their duration and severity. Often, there are also indicators that a migraine episode is about to occur. Patients notice tingling sensations, light flashes and vision changes that can alert them to a migraine attack before the pain begins. During a migraine attack, symptoms beyond head pain can include:
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Blurred or double vision
- Tingling or “pins and needles” sensations
- Difficulty with speech
Severe migraines can make it impossible to concentrate, drive, work or even perform normal functions. Treatment is available at Medici Spine & Pain for controlling the frequency and intensity of migraines.
Treatments for Migraines
There are a variety of treatment options we utilize at Medici Spine & Pain to help patients with migraines manage their pain and symptoms. Each patient is unique, and his/her treatment plan is customized. Migraine treatment plans can include physical therapy, medication management, injection therapy and psychotherapy.
If you suffer from migraine headaches and want to explore innovative options for treatment, visit our pain experts at Medici Spine & Pain. Contact us today for an appointment. We have clinic locations in the greater Atlanta area for effective treatment of migraine pain.