A bad headache can put your day on hold. A migraine headache can be many times worse. And if you have chronic migraines, every day can be torture. While some migraines provide symptoms that foreshadow an attack, you still need to be ready with medications to control your symptoms. That’s where your headache specialist at Century Medical and Dental Center in Brooklyn comes to your rescue. Call to discuss your migraines before your next attack!
One of the leading causes of missed work and disability claims, migraine headaches deliver symptoms that often are debilitating. Starting with severe throbbing pain, usually on one side of your head, migraine headache symptoms also can include painful sensitivity to light and sound. The symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to days. Migraines significantly impact not just your daily routines, but your quality of life.
You may experience early warning signs of an oncoming migraine in the form of visual sensations known as auras. Blind spots, flashes of light and other visual cues often signal approaching discomfort. These pre-attack symptoms may also include trouble speaking or walking correctly. Your Century Medical and Dental Center’s top-rated doctor helps correctly identify the triggers to prevent your migraines, as well as medication to control the symptoms.
Beginning in childhood to early adulthood, migraines often progress through four stages, each with its own set of symptoms:
Your Brooklyn headache specialist begins the treatment process by helping you identify migraine triggers. Some common triggers include:
You may be at greater risk for developing migraines if you’re young, female, dealing with noticeable hormonal changes or have a family history of migraines. Untreated migraine headache pain may develop into a chronic migraine problem. Get medical help when your migraine hits, or visit your doctor during a good day to have an examination and discussion.
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The two goals of your doctor are to control your migraine symptoms and prevent future attacks. Medications fall into one of two categories: for relief and for prevention. Relief medications include:
Preventive medications include:
Healthy habits — including good sleep routines, a well-balanced diet, regular exercise and stress controlling measures — help you monitor and maintain symptom-free days. You may need some time, even after your initial doctor visit, to fully discover the triggers to your migraine headaches. Work with your general physicians to find the best migraine treatment for you. Get started today!
Century Medical and Dental Center is an accredited healthcare facility in NY that operates in accordance with Article 28, a public health law. This law regulates and recognizes accreditation for public healthcare facilities, ensuring they are licensed and operated correctly. By undergoing the Article 28 process and achieving accreditation, Century Medical and Dental Center demonstrates its commitment to meeting the highest standards of care.
As a multidisciplinary medical center, we have highly qualified doctors, nurses, and support staff who are working hard to provide the best medical care to patients in Midtown Manhattan, NY, Downtown Brooklyn, NY, including Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.