Chronic Migraine Headaches
Living with unpredictable and debilitating chronic migraine headaches can impact your personal and professional life. You never know when you may be plagued with a migraine that can derail your schedule, making it difficult to perform even simple daily tasks. While there is much we do not know about the sources of migraines and head pain, there are ways to manage episodes and the symptoms. Our team at Ospina Medical offers advanced treatment options for chronic migraine headaches at our clinic in Manhattan.
Migraines differ from the standard tension headache. While both can be painful, migraines are chronic in nature. Typically, patients with migraines will notice an increase in frequency and intensity of episodes. While most tension headaches will subside in less than a few hours and respond to OTC pain relievers, migraines can last for several hours or even days with little to no relief with headache medication. The symptoms and pain of a migraine are also different from a tension headache. Symptoms include:
- Pulsating or throbbing head pain
- Vision abnormalities – blurred or doubled images
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Speech alterations
- Tingling sensations
Migraine episodes can make it difficult to perform daily tasks and occur at any time. To control migraines, our team at Ospina Medical can create a personalized treatment plan, offering relief to our patients.
Treatment Options for Migraines
Migraines can be linked to various health conditions or injuries, or there may be no apparent cause. While there is not a cure, there are evolving options for treating these severe forms of headaches. Our recommendations will depend on the patient and their symptoms. Some treatment options we use include Botox® for chronic migraines and other nerve or neuromodulation treatments that can offer management of symptoms and frequency of episodes.
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches and want to explore advanced treatment options, come visit us at Ospina Medical in NYC. We utilize cutting-edge treatments for migraines and other types of chronic pain.