According to the World Health Organization, the second most disabling neurological condition globally in terms of years lost to disability is migraine, a primary headache disorder. Migraine is often life-long, recurrent attacks of head pain with a pulsating quality, moderate or severe pain intensity, and frequently one-sided. It can be exacerbated by routine physical activity like walking or climbing stairs. At times, it may be associated with other symptoms like sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, and nausea. Headache attacks may last from 4-72 hours when untreated or unsuccessfully treated. Migraine is more common in women than men.
Migraine pain and its associated symptoms can be managed with acute treatments, preventive treatments, or both. Treatment plans are individualized per patient based upon multiple factors and before treatment can be optimized, a process of trial and error is often necessary.
If you think that you suffer from migraine, it is vital to seek appropriate treatment from a neurologist. To schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Neurology & Sleep Medicine, please call us at (813) 564-0140 or request one online.