Unlike most headaches, a migraine is a neurological disorder involving brain chemicals and nerve pathways.
In addition to severe throbbing pain on one side of your head, these types of headaches often include additional symptoms. These can include:
Migraine symptoms can last a few hours or days and can be incapacitating.
Migraines can have several triggers, symptoms, including:
Your chances of having migraines are also higher if you’re a woman and have a family history of the condition.
When it comes to treating migraines, the team focuses on identifying their possible causes so you can focus on prevention and controlling the situation. This involves taking a comprehensive, holistic approach to help determine your potential triggers so you can manage those whenever possible.
Based on your migraine triggers, frequency, and severity, the team might also recommend several therapies, including:
The team might also recommend ablations and stimulators.
When your migraines don’t respond to conservative treatments, the team offers several interventions that disrupt the pain signals causing your migraine pain. There are several different nerve blocks, ablations, and stimulators, but common options for migraines include:
The team doesn’t recommend implantable occipital nerve stimulators because of their high rate of migration and complications in addition to their low percentage of long-lasting relief.
To find relief for your migraine symptoms, call Enhance Center to schedule an appointment today.