More than 38 million Americans suffer from migraines that disrupt their everyday lives. A customized treatment and management plan can reduce your pain and frequency of migraines, restoring your quality of life.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a neurological condition that typically manifests as severely debilitating headaches. Migraines can affect one or both sides of your head. While migraines typically result in a headache, all headaches are not signs of a migraine. 

Migraines typically last longer than standard headaches, and impending migraines also have warning signs such as changes in vision or sensitivity to light and sound. They can also be accompanied by a variety of disruptive symptoms including:

  • Impaired or blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light, sound or fragrance
  • Visual disturbances such as halos or auras
  • Vomiting
What Causes a Migraine?

While a specific cause of migraines hasn’t been identified, current research indicates that hormonal and neurological imbalances may trigger them. They can also be triggered by changes in temperature, certain foods or allergies. Your risk of developing migraines is higher if there is a family history of them.

How Are They Treated?

Following an in-depth consultation, physical exam and testing, your doctor will assemble a customized treatment plan to reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines and possibly eliminate them altogether.

Our state-of-the-art treatments, including biofeedback, radiofrequency ablation procedures and Botox® injections, work to repair or seal off the neural pathways that transmit the pain signals resulting in your migraines. Your doctor may also prescribe intravenous infusions and magnetic stimulation to provide further relief.

If prescribed Botox® injections, before your injection appointment you will need to verify that your insurance is accepted by our specialty pharmacy. Once you have been authorized to receive treatment, the pharmacy will ship the medication to our Brain and Spine office where it is properly stored until your appointment.

How Can They Be Prevented?

An experienced neurologist can help you identify your migraine triggers, allowing you to make lifestyle changes to reduce your exposure. Following a healthy, balanced diet with daily exercise can improve your overall wellness and reduce your risk of health conditions that can exacerbate your migraines.