There are over thirty-six million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches.
Migraines are debilitating. The disruption to a person’s life, when he or she suffers from regular migraines, can impact every aspect: job, family, friends, activities, and more. Each migraine can manifest in various ways. What this means is there is no single migraine treatment that fits all. When you suffer from migraines, you need individualized treatment and personal care. Foothills Neurology offers migraine treatment in Chandler that focuses on the unique symptoms and causes of your migraines. At our Migraine Center of Excellence, we develop a treatment plan that is customized specifically for you.
The exact reason and mechanism of a migraine is not fully understood. While that is the case, what triggers a person’s migraines can often be discovered. The testing we offer begins with surmising if your headaches are indeed migraines. If they are, we are able to assist in finding potential triggers, making it possible for you to then avoid those triggers. We are also able to help with both preventative measures as well as help you with pain management.
When you meet with a migraine specialist at Foothills Neurology, we begin with our Migraine Disability Assessment Test. This questionnaire is a way for us to measure the frequency and level of disruption migraines create in your life. This form is helpful not only for us to design a migraine treatment plan, but it will also be helpful when you see a primary care physician for chronic pain.
Keeping a weekly headache diary is also a useful way for our specialists to narrow down a specific treatment. The diary will help with finding triggers as well as detailing specific symptoms and the type of headaches that occur, and when they occur. Looking for patterns in the migraines as well as the effectiveness of the treatment aids our neurologist with appropriate adjustments to your migraine treatment plan.
Did you know that there are preventative medications that can stop a migraine before it hits? These medications prevent both the severity and frequency of migraine attacks. Many people are accustomed to taking migraine medications once a migraine has already started, and then dealing with the negative side effects of the medication. Painkillers can be debilitating in their own right.
One option that can be included as a preventative treatment in your migraine management is the use of Botox. For certain people, Botox can be an effective preventative treatment that works days, or even weeks, before a migraine strikes.
Our caring migraine specialists in Ahwatukee and Scottsdale work diligently with patients to reduce, or even eliminate, migraine headaches. Our team stays current on the most recent research and breakthrough in all fields of neurology. We put our entire team’s worth of knowledge and experience to work for each of our patients. We spend the time it takes to get to know your personal story and design and revise a migraine treatment specific to you.