Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from Migraine headaches, but 1 in 6 people have been mistakenly diagnosed with a tension or sinus headache. Migraines often make daily functioning difficult to impossible and rob you of quality of life, lasting anywhere between several hours to 3 days.
Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Food, stress and hormones can be migraine triggers.
The cause of migraine headaches is not fully understood, but it is believed to be neurological and that brain chemicals, blood vessels, and nerves of the brain are involved.
Migraines can be set off from a specific cause, often involving light, wearing polarized sunglasses and using daylight spectrum fluorescent bulbs may help.
Relaxation exercises can help you with the triggers of stress and tension.
The Franklin Pain Center specialists understand that migraines detract from your quality of life, and this is time you can’t afford to waste. Treatment is aimed at controlling the pain associated with Migraine headaches to allow for participation in daily activities, contact us.