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Migraine Treatment in Colorado

It’s Time to Take Your Life Back

Migraines are one of the most common health problems in the world, affecting more than 10% of the population and more than 12% of the U.S. population. A migraine is an extreme form of a headache, with pain and discomfort so intense that those who suffer from them can have a difficult time just getting out of bed in the morning. Many people who suffer from migraines end up missing working and canceling plans far more often than they would like. At the Interventional Headache Center of Colorado, we will develop a therapeutic treatment plan to help you relieve pain from migraines and prevent them from occurring so you can live your life without these painful interruptions.

Symptoms

Migraines usually start occurring early in life, and by adulthood, many people who have dealt with them can tell when an attack is coming. Even days before a migraine occurs, you may start feeling warning symptoms such as constipation, neck stiffness, and lethargy. When a migraine does occur it can last for hours, or even days.

During a migraine, you may experience:

  • A throbbing pain, usually in one side of the head but it can occur in both
  • Increased light and sound sensitivity
  • A nauseous feeling that may lead to vomiting
  • Blurry vision and eye pain
  • A lightheaded, dizzy feeling

Migraines may only occur once every few months or several times over the course of a few weeks. Though they should eventually go away on their own, there are several treatments available to help you reduce the pain and frequency of attacks.

Why They Occur

Medical experts are still unsure why migraines occur. While there are certain causal factors that are shared between numerous patients, we have still not discovered a common thread that reveals the true cause of migraines. There are a few triggers that commonly induce migraines in many patients, such as:

  • Skipping meals
  • Consuming salty or highly processed foods
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Exposure to bright lights or loud noises
  • Increased stress
  • Intense physical activity
  • Irregular sleeping habits

Keep track of when your migraines occur and what you were doing beforehand to share with your doctor. They may be able to find a link between your lifestyle and migraines that will help you prevent future incidents.

Treatment

The goal of migraine treatment is to improve your comfort and overall quality of life. There are a number of therapies and medications available to reduce the frequency of migraines and relieve pain when they do occur. Two patients can respond very differently to the same treatment, meaning there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our headache specialists will perform a thorough assessment of your condition to better understand why your migraines are occurring. From there, we can build a customized treatment plan specifically designed to remedy your type of migraine.