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Center for Brain and Neuro Care offers break-through treatments for migraines including prevention treatment with FDA-approved therapies.

A layered approach to treatment is ultimately the best choice for a patient.

We personalize your care to find what works best for you. This may include:

+ Acute abortive treatment that works fast and lasts.

+ Botox injections for chronic daily headaches. Research shows that Botox injections can help keep migraines from occurring. For frequent sufferers, it can reduce the number of migraines you get.

+ Injection and infusion therapy for those patients who suffer intense throbbing pain.

+ Behavioral treatments including stress management and relaxation techniques.

What are Migraine Headaches?
What are Migraine headaches?

Throbbing headaches associated with nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual disturbances are common migraine symptoms.

Migraines are unique in that they have distinct phases. However, not all patients have each phase.

The phases of a migraine headache may include:

+ Premonition phase. A change in mood or behavior that may occur hours or days before the headache.

+ Aura phase. A group of visual, sensory, or motor symptoms that come right before the headache. Examples include visual disturbance, zigzag lines, tunnel vision, distorted vision, vision loss in one field of vision, hallucinations, numbness, changes in speech, and muscle weakness.

+ Headache phase. The period when you experience the actual headache. Throbbing pain occurs on one or both sides of the head. You may also have sensitivity to light and motion.

+ Headache resolution phase. Pain lessens during this phase, but may be replaced with fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, and irritability.

What are the most common types of migraines?

+ Migraine without aura. Patients experience a headache, but no aura.

+ Migraine with aura. These headaches are preceded by aura symptoms, such as a flashing light or zigzag lines. These symptoms usually appear within 30 minutes before an attack. Fewer migraine sufferers have this type of migraine.

Are there specific risk factors?

People with a specific DNA variant on a particular chromosome are at more risk of developing migraines.

Diagnosing Migraine Headaches
Diagnosing migraine headaches

Migraine headaches are diagnosed primarily based on reported symptoms and a medical exam.

Tracking and sharing information about your headache by maintaining a headache diary helps your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

Your headache diary should describe:

+ Specific location of your headaches

+ Time of day when your headaches occur

+ How long your headaches last

+ Effect of headaches on sleep patterns

+ Effect of changes in position or activities on the headache

+ Information about stress in your life

+ Information about any head trauma or concussion

+ Any changes in behavior or personality

+ Association of the headaches with your menstrual cycle.

Certain tests may confirm a migraine diagnosis, including:

+ Computerized tomography (CT) scans,

+ Magnetic resonance imagining (MRI),

+ Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

Some unusual headaches may need spinal tap (lumbar puncture), but this is rare. These tests help to rule out causes of headaches similar to migraines such as an aneurysm, tumors, or infection.

Treatment of Migraine Headaches
Treatment of Migraine headaches

Specific treatment for headaches is determined by your doctor based on:

+ Type of migraine

+ Severity and frequency of migraine

+ Your age

+ Past medical history

+ Your tolerance and the side effects of specific medications, procedures, or therapies

The ultimate goal of treatment is to prevent migraines from occurring.

Adequate management depends on knowing the type of headache. Then you can better manage it by:

+ Avoiding known triggers, such as certain foods and beverages, lack of sleep, and fasting

+ Exercising

+ Changing eating habits, making sure it’s a healthy diet

+ Resting in a quiet, dark environment

+ Taking your medicines on time as recommended by your headache specialist

+ Managing your stress

+ Losing weight if you are overweight

Three types of medicines treat migraines

+ Preventive medicines – These are medicines prescribed by your doctor that you take every day to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Botox injections, Topamax, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers are among commonly used prevention therapies.

+ Abortive medicines – These are medicines prescribed by your doctor to stop the migraine and related symptoms. They act on specific receptors in both the brain and the blood vessels in the head, stopping a headache once it is in progress. Some examples include Triptans or migraine nasal sprays.

+ Rescue medicines – These medicines are for when abortive medicines don’t work. They include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and anti-nausea medicines.

Some headaches may need medical attention right away.  If you experience the worst headache of your life, call 911 and go to the closest ER.