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A migraine is more than just a bad headache.
It can come with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to bright lights and sounds. A migraine can last from a few hours up to a few days. When a migraine starts, everything else in life comes to a stop. Some people may try to tough it out, others retreat to a dark room to lie down. Most people find little relief from a migraine, and simply have to wait for it to go away.more about Migraines
Are migraine headaches interfering with your or your loved one's life?
Consider participating in these migraine research studies investigating new medication aimed at the prevention of migraine headaches. You may even be compensated for time and travel.
To find out more about these programs and if you qualify, schedule a free assessment today.
The first step to getting help is an accurate diagnosis. Let us help you make sense of your symptoms and decide where to go from there. The consultation is free and completely confidential.
There are treatment options available for people with migraine headaches, including a variety of medications. Schedule a free consultation so that we can help you decide what is best for you and if a clinical trial is right for you.
The role of our healthcare professionals is as much to educate as it is to heal. Our experts can provide education about migraines, as well as offer suggestions on new medication and treatment options.
Absolutely. There are many reasons that people may want to try something other than their current medication. Find out what options we have available through a confidential consultation.
It's very common for people with migraines to try many different medications before finding the one that works best for them. If you're not getting the help that you need from your current treatment, we may be able to help you try another option.
There are several migraine treatments available both over the counter and from a doctor, but not all of them work well for everyone. That's why the doctors at CNS Healthcare are partnering with innovative pharmaceutical companies from around the world to try to find a new treatment.
Many people find that there are events or "triggers" that increase the likelihood that they will have a migraine. These are different for everyone and may not always cause problems, but they may bring on a migraine attack.
Migraines are a prevalent condition characterized by attacks of headaches and associated symptoms such as nausea, photophobia, and/or phonophobia. In most individuals with migraine headaches, attacks happen on fewer than 15 days per month, a condition called episodic migraine. However, 3% to 6% of individuals with episodic migraine evolve, in any given year, to a significantly more disabling condition, called chronic migraines. Individuals with chronic migraines present with headaches of any severity on more days than not (15 or more days per month), and have full-blown migraines on at least 8 days per month. A sizable proportion of individuals with chronic migraines experience daily headaches, and therefore face considerable disability.
The pathophysiology of chronic migraines involves central and peripheral events. Activation of structures in the brainstem modulates sensory activity, which is affected during migraine attacks. Chronic dysfunction in these structures predisposes not only to migraine attacks, but to increased migraine frequency by failure in gating pain.
Furthermore, the activation of these structures is also associated with inflammatory release and protein extravasation at the level of the meningeal blood vessels, muscles and other structures innervated by the trigeminal nerve. The combination of peripheral insults (inflammation and plasma protein extravasation) with impairment in the inhibitory pain mechanisms at the level of brainstem is paramount to chronic migraine.
Headaches: Your head is hurting again! A medical assessment of your symptoms, and a proper diagnosis, will result in the best treatment options for you.
Headache Facts A headache can be described as discomfort under the scalp, forehead, or behind the eyes. Headaches can come at varying times with varying degree of pain, which may limit your ability to participate in the events that make you happy.
There are many different types of headaches, which can result from many different things. Headaches may come with other symptoms, symptoms which may cause the headache, or be caused by the headache.
Patients suffering from any type of headache, should be evaluated by a medical professional for care and possible treatment.
Treating the cause of your headache may result in the elimination of your headaches.
Are frequent headaches disrupting your life? Participating in a clinical research study may be an option. Multiple studies are now enrolling for the many different diagnoses that headaches are a common symptom of. Evaluation of the type of headache you are experiencing is the first step towards proper treatment.
To learn more about your headaches, schedule a free assessment today.