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
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.
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.