Migraines are strong headaches that cause debilitating pain, nausea, sensitivity to light, and more. Not much is known about what causes chronic migraines, but they can be influenced by genetics and triggered by environmental factors. It’s easy to feel hopeless and intimidated in the face of your migraines, but you have options.
At The Spine and Sports Center in Sugarland and Houston, Texas, Dr. Ed Benny helps identify migraines that have a neurological connection or cause, and guides you in how to avoid triggers for fewer migraines and less intensity than before.
Migraines come in many forms, and symptoms can vary from person to person. However, there are a few that set migraines apart from other headaches, including:
Generally speaking, there are two types of migraines: migraines with aura and migraines without. Auras consist of sensory disturbances that occur before or during your migraine pain. These can be visual or physical, including:
An aura often indicates that a migraine attack is coming, but you might continue to experience these symptoms as the pain intensifies. Severe migraines can cause confusion and unclear speech, which are sometimes mistaken for a stroke.
Treating migraines can be difficult, especially when you don’t know exactly what’s causing them. Every person has different triggers and symptoms, which is why you should begin keeping a journal as part of your treatment.
Every day, note:
In time, you will begin recognizing patterns and identifying triggers. Many people are able to reduce the quantity and severity of their migraines by avoiding certain foods or contributing factors. This not only helps you manage your migraines, but it also provides Dr. Benny with the information he needs to build your treatment plan.
Struggling with migraines? Schedule a consultation at The Spine and Sports Center today by calling our location nearest you or booking a visit online.