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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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How do I stop a migraine headache?

How do I stop a migraine headache?

Number of approaches: There are several ways to abort a migraine headache but it depends on the circumstance as well as the chronicity. You should speak to your local doctor about the details of your headaches who can then help devising a treatment plan with you for the headaches. ...Read more

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How are migraine headaches treated?

How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. ...Read more

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What to do about migraine headache?

What to do about migraine headache?

Migraines treatment : Abortive treatment-triptan, nsaids preventive medications like topiramate. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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What can one do for migraine headaches ?

What can one do for migraine headaches ?

See dr. : Most headaches not serious. However, first your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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What can be done for migraine headaches?

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis: A consultation with a board-certified neurologist and a proper diagnosis of migraines is the key to finding the best treatment for you. Medication helps for some patients, while others require nerve decompression surgery (done by plastic surgeons with training in this field) to cure them of migraines. ...Read more

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What can be done for migraine headaches?

What can be done for migraine headaches?

Proper diagnosis: Having a migraine correctly diagnosed by a neurologist is the key to successful treatment. Medications are the first line treatment, and there are many for your neurologist to choose from. Botox shots is specific trigger points is helpful in some migraineurs, and if this is effective, surgical nerve decompression may offer a permanent solution to the headaches. See a neurologist first, though. ...Read more

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What should I do for a migraine headache?

What should I do for a migraine headache?

Many ways: Triptan by far is the most effective type of drug but will require a Rx. Otherwise go to a quiet room to sleep it off if possible. Some people find that drink a few cups of coffee or taking a NSAID may help. Alcohol, fasting, irregular sleep habit, stress all tend to play a part. See neurologist if this is a very common problem. ...Read more

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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

What are the tests for migraine headaches?

Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg. ...Read more

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How might my migraine headache be treated?

How might my migraine headache be treated?

Headache Specialist: A headache specialist is the best place to start in seeking effective migraine treatment. They will review your symptoms and make sure the appropriate testing is done. Medication is the first place to start, but for some patients, avoidance or modification of triggers (including nerve decompression surgery) is necessary for long-term treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about a migraine headache ?

What should I do about a migraine headache ?

Medication: There is a class of prescription medication, triptans, that specifically turns off a migraine in a high percentage of cases. Your doctor will know. If it fails, a 'rescue' pain medicine might be used. If you are having frequent migraines, a preventive medication (taken daily) may be a good option. Don't take any pain med more than 2 days a week on a regular basis; that can lead to more headaches! ...Read more

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How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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Can I use migraine headaches as a disability?

Can I use migraine headaches as a disability?

Maybe: You may be able to but should you? There are a lot of factors to going on disability. Migraine can be a challenge to overcome but most folks can with good treatment and persistance. You should be getting seen and treated by a competent physician. ...Read more

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Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Big difference: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache.A migrainous attack can be divided into four separate phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache itself and the postdrome.("washed-out" feeling.. ...Read more

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How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

Cannot: Formerly there were specific criteria and symptoms by which migraine headaches were defined and diagnosed. In recent months the collegial body of neurologists decided that any "severe" headache qualified as "migraine". This flip flop indicates that the etiology (cause) continues to be mysterious, and beset with theory and speculation. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

Migralex and Imitrex (sumatriptan): Migralex is a rapidly acting non-prescription medicine which contains Aspirin and magnesium but not caffeine and which is safer than many other medications (you can buy it on migralex.Com and amazon.Com). Imitrex or sumatriptan is a prescription drug for migraine headaches and can be tried if migralex is ineffective. If neither drug provides complete relief, they can be taken together. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more