How Are Migraine Headaches Treated?
Migraine headache pain can be severe. It is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to odors, light and sound. If untreated, migraine symptoms can be so severe that they take people out of commission for several hours, or even several days. Although there is no cure for migraines, Greater Austin Pain Center recognizes several effective treatments including medications to relieve symptoms, medications to prevent episodes, and lifestyle changes that can lead greater management of pain.
Researchers suspect that migraines may be caused by impulses in the trigeminal nerve that send out signals about pain, all while releasing neuropeptides. During a migraine episode, arteries that send blood to the head also dilate, contributing to the pain.