Migraine Specialist

Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care -  - Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist

Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care

Interventional Spine & Pain Specialists located in Plano, TX & Addison, TX

Migraines can cause excruciating headaches and other debilitating symptoms that may last for multiple days. The pain management physicians at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care offer multidisciplinary treatment for migraines at their locations in West Plano, North Plano, and Addison, Texas. To learn how you can prevent or reduce the severity of migraines, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

Migraines are a type of recurring headache that cause intense, throbbing pain on one side of your head. These headaches often occur with nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound.

Without treatment, a migraine may cause pain and symptoms so severe that you need to lay down for a few hours or days. Migraines have no cure, but the team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care offer a variety of treatments to provide relief and prevent future migraine episodes.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

There are four different stages of migraines, though you may not experience every phase each time:

Prodrome

This phase begins one to two days before the migraine headache occurs. You may have early symptoms, such as:

  • Food cravings
  • Mood changes
  • Uncontrollable yawning
  • Neck stiffness

Unexplained mood changes during prodrome can range from depression to euphoria.

Aura

Most people don’t experience the aura phase. Those who do may have it before or during the migraine. Auras cause nervous system symptoms that most often affect your vision, sense of touch, movement, or speech.

You may see bright spots, flashes of light, or temporarily lose your vision completely. The aura phase may also cause you to hear noises or feel sensations such as pins and needles in your arm or leg.

Attack

This is the main headache phase of a migraine, where you feel throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head. The following symptoms often accompany migraine headaches:

  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lightheadedness

Migraines usually last four to 72 hours without treatment.

Postdrome

This phase occurs after a migraine attack and may produce the following symptoms for about 24 hours:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Moodiness
  • Weakness

Some people feel drained after a migraine, while others feel elated and euphoric.

How are migraines diagnosed and treated?

Your provider at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care may diagnose a migraine by reviewing your symptoms and medical history. They also perform a physical exam and may take tests, such as a CT scan or MRI.

Then, they recommend the best treatment for your particular needs. The team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care offers many treatments to relieve and prevent migraine symptoms, including:

  • Medications to relieve pain
  • Medications to prevent migraines
  • Avoiding triggers that cause your migraines, such as alcohol
  • Performing regular aerobic exercise
  • Botox® injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Behavioral therapy

If migraines interfere with your ability to work or enjoy your favorite activities, don’t hesitate to call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care or schedule an appointment online today.

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