For those who suffer from them, migraines are excruciatingly painful. They can last for days at a time, with throbbing pain on the sides of the head and side effects like sensitivity to light and nausea. With head pain this acute, it can become a trial for patients to find treatment. What causes migraines in the first place? How can they be helped?
To honor Migraine Awareness Month, The Colony ER Hospital wants to call attention to the treatment of migraines. For all of our patients who suffer from them, we want to offer our support in helping you determine when you need to find emergency help for your pain, as well as identify the best path to help avoid migraines every day.
The cure for migraines has eluded doctors for many years. For each patient, the cause of their pain can come from different sources and stimuli, which makes it difficult to discover a universal treatment plan. This means that migraines cannot be cured, though research on the condition continues.
But, while there is no cure for a migraine, there are different techniques that can help doctors and patients alike discover treatment for the condition. Each migraine-sufferer can have a unique experience with different causes of their migraines, so doctors often try to personalize the plans of treating migraines to accommodate each patient. Battling these painful conditions is a very hands-on process.
While there is no single cure for all migraines, those who suffer from migraines can take steps to mediate their condition. To begin with, start making notes whenever you have a migraine. Note what you ate, what you drank, if you were doing a particular activity right before it happened, anything that might be a factor. If you look back on those notes, you might be able to find some patterns and recognize when doing something becomes a trigger for a migraine. In those cases, avoidance can be one of the best, and easiest, techniques to manage your migraines.
Avoidance doesn’t always work, though, in which self-care and treatment needs to take a more active role.
No matter how hard someone tries to avoid a migraine, sometimes they come anyway. In cases when the pain is extreme and there is no end in sight, patients should seek emergency medical attention. Extended migraines can be extremely painful, and if these symptoms persist, a doctor’s guidance is recommended.
The Colony ER Hospital is open 24/7 with concierge level care. When a migraine is in full swing, sitting in a hospital waiting room for hours is even more painful. This is why The Colony ER Hospital is proud to bring all of its patients minimal wait times, to get them seen and treated for their pain as soon as possible.
This blog is written by Maggie Berardo, content writer at Nutex Health.
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