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Migraines Specialist

Spine Care Specialists, LLC

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Dublin, OH

Migraines, or severe headaches, can significantly reduce your quality of life. If you suffer from regular migraines, advanced treatments are available at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, in Dublin, Ohio. The pain management physicians offer holistic solutions for migraine relief so you can enjoy life to its fullest. Call Spine Care Specialists, LLC, today to learn more about migraine treatment options or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are a type of severe headache that can negatively affect your job, everyday household tasks, and other routine activities. 

Migraines affect about 12% of people in the United States. They are often recurring and associated with throbbing or pulsing pain. 

If you are suffering from migraines, noninvasive treatments are available at Spine Care Specialists, LLC. They can help you feel better and reduce the likelihood of future migraine attacks. 

What are the symptoms of migraines?

The following signs and symptoms are often associated with migraine headaches.

  • Seeing an aura or other visual disturbances
  • Pulsing or throbbing pain
  • Discomfort on one or both sides of your head
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Debilitating pain
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion or difficulty concentrating

Symptoms of migraines vary from person to person. You may experience multiple of the above signs or symptoms or only one or two before a migraine strikes and during the headache. 

What causes migraines?

Numerous factors can contribute to developing a migraine, including:

  • Genetics 
  • Hormone changes
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Bright lights or loud sounds
  • Certain medicines
  • Caffeine
  • Skipping meals or dehydration
  • Using tobacco
  • Lack of sleep
  • Alcohol
  • Eating certain foods

Women are more likely than men to experience migraines. Your risk of developing them increases if you have a family history of migraines.

How are migraines diagnosed?

Your doctor at Spine Care Specialists, LLC, reviews your symptoms and asks questions about your medical history to diagnose migraines. 

They might complete a physical exam or recommend an MRI, CT scan, neurological tests, or blood tests to rule out severe causes of migraines like a traumatic brain injury or cancer.

What is the treatment for migraines?

Your individualized migraine treatment plan might include making lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, eliminating certain foods, getting more sleep, and avoiding alcohol, smoking, and caffeine. 

Your doctor may recommend that you take non-opioid medicine to help manage migraines, or receive Botox® or occipital nerve block injections. Stress-relieving therapies, regular exercise, and drinking lots of fluids can also help. Also addressing any existing neck pain may reduce or eliminate migraines.

Acupuncture, dietary supplements, and cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent or reduce the severity of migraines. 

Don’t live with migraine pain when numerous holistic treatments are available at Spine Care Specialists, LLC. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today for relief.