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Migraines are characterized by episodes of intense headache pain and other symptoms that can affect your daily life.

Unlike normal headaches, migraines are more complicated. At New York Pain Management Group, we focus on ways to alleviate migraines and bring back a sense of normalcy. Understanding where migraines come from is the first step to finding lasting relief.

Symptoms of a Migraine:

Migraines can bring a barrage of symptoms, many of which will occur in stages. It’s important to note that all those who experience migraines will go through all stages.:
  • Prodrome

    Symptoms may start to appear hours or even days before a migraine:

    • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Changes in appetite
    • Mood changes
    • Severe thirst
    • Bloating
    • Constipation or diarrhea

  • Aura

    These are symptoms that stem from your nervous system, typically lasting less than an hour:

    • Visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots
    • Sensory changes, such as tingling or numbness in the face or hands
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion

  • Headache

    Migraines are characterized by the headache, which can also be accompanied by symptoms such as:

    • Throbbing pain, often on one side of the head
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Sensitivity to light and sound
    • Visual disturbances

  • Postdrome

    Also known as the migraine “hangover,” this stage can leave you with symptoms such as:

    • Feeling tired, drained, or mentally foggy
    • Feeling unusually refreshed or happy
    • Muscle pain or weakness

Causes of Migraines:

Migraines have diverse triggers and can result from various underlying conditions, such as:
  • Genetics

    A family history of migraines may contribute to an increased susceptibility

  • Hormonal changes

    Fluctuations in estrogen levels, often linked to the menstrual cycle, can trigger migraines

  • Environmental factors

    Sensitivity to certain stimuli, like specific foods, beverages, or strong odors, may play a role.

  • Stress and anxiety

    Emotional factors can precede migraine episodes

Solutions for Migraines:

While migraines are chronic and can’t be cured, NYPMG offers treatment to manage and potentially improve migraine symptoms:

Nerve blocks

Nerve blocks can be beneficial for managing migraines by interrupting pain signals. By targeting specific nerves associated with migraine pain, nerve blocks offer a localized approach to provide relief and break the cycle of recurrent migraines.

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Regenerative therapy

While this treatment may not directly target migraines, regenerative therapy can address underlying factors contributing to migraines, such as muscle tension or inflammation. By promoting healing and tissue regeneration, it may offer relief from migraine-related symptoms.

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Minimally-invasive procedures

Certain minimally-invasive procedures, such as trigger point injections, may be considered for pain relief.

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Ready for Lasting Relief from Migraines?

Understanding the complexities of migraines is crucial to finding an effective treatment. If you're ready to break free from the cycle of migraine headaches and explore personalized solutions for your pain, schedule an appointment with New York Pain Management Group. Your path to a migraine-free life begins here.

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