In this article, we answer patients’ frequently asked questions about migraines and when to seek help from a specialist.
What are the most common symptoms in patients with migraines?
Aside from the typical symptom of excruciating headaches, most people with migraines also experience light and sound sensitivity, poor sleep quality, and tension in the neck and shoulders.
What are the types of migraines you see most often?
The most common type of migraine I see is a migraine without an aura. It’s the most frequent type and there is no warning when the migraine occurs.
What are the treatment options for migraines?
Treating a migraine requires identifying triggers, preventing attacks, and ending the symptoms. I take a holistic approach using a range of options from physical therapy and biofeedback to medications, vitamins, and even Botox to help relax the muscles of the head and neck.
What should a patient with migraine symptoms look for in a neurologist?
As conditions like migraines can be influenced by multiple factors, it’s important to look for a neurologist who is interested in seeing them as a whole, not just their condition.
What is a frequently asked question that a patient with migraines asks you and what is the answer?
“Why do I have migraines?" I have two answers for this: a migraine is thought to be a genetic condition completely out of one's control, and at the same time, there are usually several things in our lives that are unknowingly triggering them in the first place.