Migraines are quite common, affecting up to one in five women and up to one in 16 men. If you regularly have debilitating headaches that occur alongside visual or aural disturbances, seek treatment immediately. At Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, board-certified pain management specialists Randall Berinhout, MD, and Dominic Seymore, MD, have years of experience diagnosing and treating migraines. Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule a migraine consultation, or book your appointment online.
Migraines and headaches present similar symptoms but aren’t the same. Migraines are a neurological disorder. They typically cause severe pain on one side of the head, as well as sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells.
While most headaches improve after an hour or two, migraines can last for several days, affecting your ability to work, exercise, and spend time with loved ones.
If you often experience debilitating headaches and they don’t improve with at-home treatment, contact Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC.
Migraine symptoms include:
About 30% of people with migraines develop symptoms before the headache starts. For example, you might feel “funny” an hour or two before the pain sets in.
Migraines affect people of all ages but are particularly common in women. Several other factors increase your risk of migraines, including smoking, experiencing high stress, and genetics. For example, if you have family members who experience migraines, you’re more likely to have them too.
Your Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC provider reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. Let your provider know if certain medications or activities seem to relieve your pain. Likewise, alert them to any foods or other potential triggers that seem to exacerbate your symptoms.
If your provider suspects an underlying health problem is causing your migraines, they order additional tests, like blood work, an MRI, or an electroencephalogram (EEG). These procedures can rule out seizures and other issues.
The Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC team treats migraines using a conservative and minimally invasive approach. They might suggest:
You might also benefit from taking nutritional supplements, like butterbur, vitamin B12, and magnesium.
Call the nearest Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, PC office today to schedule a migraine consultation, or book your appointment online.