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Migraine Disorders services offered in Newark and Milford, DE

If you struggle with severe or frequent migraines that diminish your quality of life, relief is within reach. At Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain in Newark and Milford, Delaware, the experienced pain management specialists diagnose and treat migraine disorders to alleviate discomfort and help you live life to the fullest. Call the office nearest you to learn more or use the online booking tool today.


Q & A

What are migraine disorders?

Migraine disorders is a term that covers the different types of migraine headaches. Left untreated, these severe episodes can be unbearable, but they also may indicate an underlying medical problem. They often appear when specific nerves send pain signals to your brain. 

Migraines affect about 12% of Americans and are the sixth most disabling disease worldwide.

At the first sign of a migraine disorder, schedule an evaluation with Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain.

What are the symptoms of migraine disorders?

Common signs and symptoms of migraine disorders include:

  • Severe head pain
  • Pain on one side of your head
  • Throbbing or pulsing headaches
  • Head pain as a result of lights, sounds, smells, or exercise
  • Light, sound, or smell sensitivity
  • Seeing flashing lights or dots
  • Blind spots in your vision
  • Other vision changes
  • Speech challenges
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling or numb skin
  • Ringing in your ears

Migraines may last for several hours, or even days when left untreated. 

What are the risk factors for migraines?

Anyone can develop a migraine disorder, but common risk factors include:

  • Family history of migraines
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Ongoing stress
  • Smoking
  • Skipping meals
  • Preservatives
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Caffeine
  • Certain medications
  • Flashing lights
  • Overexertion
  • Tumors
  • Alcohol 
  • Dehydration 
  • Sleep changes
  • Loud sounds
  • Perfumes or other odors
  • Being a woman

Women are about three times more likely than men to experience migraines. You might have a migraine once a week, once a month, or less often.

How does my provider diagnose migraine disorders?

To find out if you have a migraine disorder, your Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain specialist asks about your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. 

They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order blood tests, a CT scan, an MRI, other imaging procedures, or tests that detect or rule out seizures.

How are migraine disorders treated?

Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain offers the following treatments for migraine disorders:

Medications

Certain medicines can reduce pain associated with migraines or your chances of developing a migraine disorder.

Lifestyle changes

To lower your chance of getting migraines, eat nutritious whole foods, exercise regularly, avoid skipping meals, and drink a lot of water. Try stress-reducing strategies and get plenty of sleep. Avoid high intakes of caffeine, highly processed foods, and alcohol.

Specialist referrals

If you have a tumor or another medical problem requiring a specialist’s care, Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain can refer you to a highly trained specialist.

To get relief from migraine disorders, call Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain or use the online booking feature today.

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