Migraines: The Basics

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Common Symptoms of Migraines

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. […]

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life.

Diagnosis

The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. The doctor will review your medical history, consider your symptoms and, if necessary, order blood tests, an MRI and/or a CT scan.

Once a diagnosis is made, the neurologist will work with you to develop a treatment plan to manage your migraines.
Causes of Migraines

Common Treatment Options

  • Botox injections
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medicines
  • SphenoCath procedure

Migraine Statistics

Meritas Health Neurology

The neurologists at Meritas Health Neurology diagnose and treat migraines and other headache disorders. Call the office at 816.472.5157, or explore our neurology services and providers.

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