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Migraines are often inaccurately categorized as mere headaches, but they are in fact a complex set of neurological symptoms. These symptoms encompass intense pain, sensory disturbances affecting sight and touch, and recurring pain that can be situated on either or both sides of the head. The duration of these painful episodes can range from 4 to 72 hours, and they might also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
While the exact origin of migraines remains a mystery, our task at Dallas Pain Institute is to identify your personal triggers to get a better understanding of what could be causing your migraines.
Here are some of the frequent causes of migraines:
- Hormonal shifts in women (such as those occurring during pregnancy or menopause)
- Specific foods and drinks (like high-sodium foods, aged cheeses, alcohol, and more)
- Certain medications
- Lack of sleep
- Sensory stimuli (like bright lights or loud noises)
- Physical activities (including sports, sex, etc.)
Migraines aren’t evenly distributed among the population; some people are more susceptible than others. Women are disproportionately affected, with 85% of chronic migraine sufferers in the United States being female.
Unfortunately, migraines don’t just target adults. Around 10% of children are afflicted by migraines as well. If your family has a history of migraines, the risk could be higher due to genetic factors.
The frequency of migraines varies greatly, from multiple times a week to once every few years. In severe cases, they can interfere with your daily life and hinder your work performance.
At the Dallas Pain Institute, we conduct a comprehensive physical examination and have an in-depth discussion about your symptoms to understand what might be triggering your migraine episodes.
The treatment plan may involve lifestyle adjustments, such as avoiding certain foods or activities, followed by progress monitoring. In some instances, Botox injections may be utilized to manage your migraines.
With accurate diagnosis, we can devise the right course of action to alleviate your discomfort. Don’t let migraines remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Migraine Treatment North Dallas, TX
We have pain management clinics in North Dallas including Sherman, Rowlett, Greenville & Forney, TX.
Get in touch with us or book an appointment online today to put an end to your migraine pain once and for all.