North of Atlanta Pain Clinic
Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Duluth, GA
About 12% of people in the United States get migraines, which are painful headaches. If severe migraine and headache pain makes everyday tasks feel unbearable, call Jae Yoo, MD, and the experienced pain-management team at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic in Duluth, Georgia. They offer a wide array of pain management solutions to relieve your discomfort. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Migraines & Headaches Q & A
What are migraines and headaches?
Headaches include any type of head pain, and migraines are severe headaches that often accompany visual disturbance or nausea.
Migraines can feel debilitating and negatively affect your everyday life. Treatment at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic can offer relief, allowing you to enjoy favorite activities with friends and family.
What are the symptoms of migraines and headaches?
Common symptoms associated with migraines and headaches include:
- Dull, aching head pain
- Severe head pain
- Pain on one side of your head
- Throbbing or pulsing pain
- Light or sound sensitivity
- Visual disturbances
Right before developing a migraine, you may notice an aura or seeing spots or bright lights.
If you have a migraine, it can last for several hours up to a few days in some cases. Seeking treatment is the best way to reduce your risk and severity of migraines and headaches.
What are the risk factors for migraines and headaches?
Common migraine and headache risk factors include:
- Some medications
- Hormone changes in women
- Bright lights
- Food additives
- Physical exertion
- Sleeping problems
- Female gender
- Menstruation in women
- Family history of migraines
- Being in your 30s
Ways you can reduce the risk of developing migraines include eating healthy foods, avoiding alcohol and food additives, drinking plenty of water, and adopting other healthy habits.
How does my provider diagnose migraines and headaches?
At the first sign of debilitating migraines or headaches, see the North of Atlanta Pain Clinic team for an evaluation. They check your vital signs, discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, complete a physical exam, and may recommend CT scans or other imaging procedures.
What are my migraine treatment options?
Common migraine and headache treatment options your specialist may recommend include:
Lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of developing migraines include stress reduction, eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep, drinking water, and exercising most days of the week (avoid extreme physical exertion).
Taking certain medications can diminish migraine and headache pain and reduce your risk of future migraines.
Botox injections use botulinum toxin to reduce your chance of migraine pain. Your specialist may suggest you receive Botox injections about every 12 weeks, depending on your unique situation and personalized needs.
Don’t let migraines and headaches ruin your quality of life. Call North of Atlanta Pain Clinic to schedule an appointment or book one online today for relief.