Migraine Relief: Effective Medications and Treatments for Pain Management

Migraine Relief

When you suffer from headache pain, it can be hard to function in your daily activities. The excellent medical team at Winchester Neurological Consultants Migraine Clinic in Winchester, VA, is ready to help you control your migraines and live life to the fullest.

What Is a Migraine Headache?

Signs of a migraine headache are usually a throbbing, pulsing pain on the side of the head spread to the face and down the neck. This headache is considered a primary headache with no known cause for the pain.

Triggers cause a migraine and may worsen the pain, such as,

  • Exposure to lights
  • Loud sounds
  • Smells
  • Physical activity.
  • Possible aura as a warning sign of impending migraine lasting up to an hour accompanied by flashing lights/speech, smell, taste changes/short-term visual loss/ringing of the ears/bright flashing dots

There are different types of migraines. Some migraine types of headaches may or may not accompany an aura. You may have the aura but no headache or pain afterward, and some chronic types of migraine headaches last longer than 15 days a month.

Migraines are more familiar to women than men because of influxes of hormones in the body; migraine headaches can be caused by,

  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Smoking¬†

Effective Treatment of Migraines

Although migraines have no cure associated with them, Winchester Neurological Consultants Migraine Clinic in Winchester, VA, states there are medications and lifestyle changes that can help lessen the effects and severity of these headache episodes.

Keeping a notebook of your headaches can be very beneficial to helping you and our doctor diagnose your headaches. Information to log includes the dates, times, and duration of your headaches. Please have in your log aura information at the start of your headache and how long the aura lasts during each phase.

If you take any over-the-counter medicine for your headaches, tell our doctor the medication you take, the dosage, and the times per week you use this pain medication. Our doctor may also order blood work or other tests, such as an MRI, to rule out other causes of your headache.

After you receive your diagnosis of migraines, our doctor may put you on a medicine for your headaches. There are different types of treatment options, including abortive drugs that stop the headache before it starts, calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers.

Along with medicine, your doctor may suggest specific changes in your current lifestyle, such as drinking plenty of water, not skipping meals, getting adequate sleep, exercising, and eating a balanced diet.

Call to Schedule Your Appointment Today

Please call the experienced medical team at Winchester Neurological Consultants Migraine Clinic in Winchester, VA, at (540) 667-1828 to schedule your appointment to discuss migraine treatment options.

Winchester Neurological Consultants

Office Hours

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Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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