Headache & Migraine

Headache & Migraine

What is Migraine?

Unlike other headaches, the characteristic feature of migraine is that it interferes with daily activity and lowers your energy levels. Migraine often causes a pulsating headache on one side of the head, but occasionally it causes more diffuse or generalized pain in the front or back of the head.

Migraine is commonly associated with dizziness, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. Migraine attacks often last for hours and the pain gradually increases in severity over time if not treated.


Migraine Symptoms

Migraine is an extraordinarily common illness that affects millions of men, women and children (nearly one in four households include someone with migraine). Although a common illness, nearly half of all migraine sufferers are never diagnosed and the majority of migraine sufferers do not seek medical care for their illness.

A migraine usually lasts from four to 72 hours if untreated. How often migraines occur varies from person to person. Migraines might occur rarely or strike several times a month.

During a migraine, you might have:

- Pain usually on one side of your head, but often on both sides
- Pain that throbs or pulses
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and sometimes smell and touch
- Nausea and vomiting


Migraine Treatment at NEUROMED

When migraine attacks occur infrequently (e.g., every 2 weeks), strong pain killers taken at the beginning of attacks is usually the treatment of choice. When the attacks become more frequent (e.g., more than 8 migraine days per month), it is time to start preventive treatment that will stop the attacks from coming and make them less painful, like:

·    Botox injection for migraine

·    Occipital Nerve Block

Migraine Tests at NEUROMED

·    EEG