If you frequently experience migraines, you know that the pain is much worse than a typical headache. You may be unable to participate in your daily life because of the intense pain and associated symptoms like nausea or vomiting. Nina Sandhu, DO at Magnolia Pain Associates in Dallas, Texas gets to the source of your migraines and develops a plan to relieve your pain for good. Call the office or book an appointment online to get started on the road to relief.
Migraines are severe headaches that usually affect only one side of the head. In rare instances, a migraine is felt on both sides. They often have a fast onset described as an intense throbbing or pounding feeling.
Most people experience head pain from time to time, but the pain from a migraine is much more severe than your typical headache. About 12% of Americans suffer from migraines during their lifetime.
In addition to intense pain, there are some other characteristic symptoms that come with a migraine. To tell if you’re experiencing a true migraine, you may take note of these symptoms:
If your symptoms indicate that you are suffering from migraines, Dr. Sandhu can help you identify the cause.
Although the exact cause of most migraines is unknown, there are a few factors that can make a migraine more likely. They include:
After identifying the triggers for your migraines, Dr. Sandhu can offer treatments to solve your pain without simply masking the symptoms.
Migraines are far more common in women than in men, with women three times more likely to experience an event. In children, boys and girls are equally affected by migraines. Around one-third of the people who have migraines also have visual disturbances that precede a headache and are able to predict the onset.
A good way to identify triggers causing your migraines is to use a diary to record your episodes every time they happen. Documenting what your activities and what you ate before a migraine, how long the episode lasted, and what symptoms you experienced can help discover what your migraines have in common.
Dr. Sandhu performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews your medical history and any information you provide about your migraines to understand your pain.
Armed with this information, she works to eliminate the causes of your migraines using the latest techniques and research available. Depending on what she determines is the best course of treatment for you, she may recommend botulinum toxin injections or behavioral therapy to address your migraines.
Dr. Sandhu is an expert in pain management. She can help you get to the underlying cause of your migraines and eliminate your pain at the source. Call the office or book online to stop migraines before they start.