When Your Migraine Warrants a Visit to Your Pain Management Specialist

More than 30 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraines bring symptoms that can be almost unbearable. If you suffer from these neurological events, you may feel severe throbbing pain, usually on just one side of your head. You may also have nausea, vomiting, and extreme light and sound sensitivity.

Some people get over a migraine in a matter of a few hours, while others find that the symptoms persist for days – interfering with daily activities and basic tasks. Over-the-counter medications can’t touch the pain. You may be wiped out for a day or longer following a migraine event.

At Michigan Neurology Associates, we can help you find relief from debilitating migraines. Consider setting up a consultation with us if you experience any of these serious migraine concerns.

You experience many migraines a month.

Chronic migraine is defined as more than 15 headaches per month over a three-month period. Eight of these headaches have the characteristics of a migraine. You definitely deserve treatment and relief as this number of migraines can undermine your ability to work and enjoy life.

But, even if you have episodic migraines in which you have fewer than 15 headaches a month, the team at Michigan Neurology Associates is available to help. If your migraines interfere with your ability to function regularly, you should seek pain intervention.

You experience neurological symptoms.

Migraines are identified as headache pain, but they’re so much more. They include a cascade of symptoms that include auras and sensory sensitivity to light, sound, and even touch. Pain management interventions can help ease these additional symptoms, so your episodes are less severe.

You have an identifiable cause.

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but may be associated with external factors, such as the foods you eat, weather changes, hormonal shifts, physical exertion, and stress. If you notice patterns to your migraine pain, consult with us at Michigan Neurology Associates, so we can help you narrow down migraine triggers and help you avoid them or handle them better.

Your headache feels different.

Don’t hesitate to contact our office if your migraines suddenly feel more intense or severe. If the pain is associated with numbness, fever, or mental confusion, seek medical care right away.

Neurologists and pain management specialists, such as those at Michigan Neurology Associates, play an important role in moderating your migraine pain. We offer a wider range of treatments as compared to a general practitioner when it comes to pain management and relief from migraine pain.

Many of the therapies prescribed for chronic migraine include specific drugs such as triptans, which can ease symptoms. We can also help you develop preventive treatments and make necessary lifestyle changes to minimize migraine episodes.

If you have headaches and migraine pain that interrupts your ability to live a full, healthy life, call Michigan Neurology Associates, or book a consultation using the online tool. We use cutting-edge, advanced pain management techniques that bring you relief from chronic, debilitating migraine pain. Don’t suffer; get relief today.

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