Characterized by severe throbbing or a pulsing sensation, usually concentrated to one side of the head, migraines can last for hours or even days. For those who suffer from migraines, the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. Thankfully, with the help of the medical experts at Advanced Spine & Rehab, you may be able to find the relief that you need if you suffer from migraines.
Recognizing Symptoms of Migraines
Migraines may be associated with a number of symptoms in addition to the pain in the head, including nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Some migraine sufferers may also experience warning symptoms prior to a migraine attack, such as an aura before the headache or as the headache occurs. The aura may include experiencing flashes of light, blind spots or tingling on one side of the ace or in the arms or legs. Some may also experience difficulty with speaking.
Migraines are often treated with a combination of medicines, self-help remedies and lifestyle changes. Pain-relieving medications may be used to alleviate the symptoms, while preventive medications may be used to help reduce the severity or frequency of migraines. Some medications commonly used to treat migraines include triptans, dihydroergotamines, Lasmiditan and ubrogepant. Opioid medications and anti-nausea drugs may also be used to treat the pain and symptoms associated with migraines.
If you suffer from migraines, we encourage you to get in touch with the medical experts at Advanced Spine & Rehab. We will be happy to work closely with you as we take a holistic approach toward reducing the intensity and frequency of your migraines.