Traditional migraine treatment involves a combination of lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, avoidance of triggers, and medications. Patients will typically have prophylactic medications, used to prevent migraines, and “rescue” medications, used to treat migraines that are active or just starting. When these traditional migraine treatments are ineffective or cause intolerable side-effects, patients may be candidates for Botox® or surgical intervention.
Finding the right migraine treatment can be difficult, particularly for those who are dealing with migraines for the first time. Unfortunately, medication is oftentimes insufficient, and few headache treatments have been shown to deliver fast, effective results.
At The Migraine Institute, we are a leader in migraine treatments. We always look beyond traditional headache treatment and will help migraine sufferers through a holistic evaluation of the qualities of their migraines.
Does My Migraine Need to Be Treated?
A migraine is more than just a traditional headache. In fact, migraine sufferers often experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Vision changes
- Increased sensitivity to light, sound, touch or smell
- Tingling in the arms or legs
- Nausea and vomiting
Although migraines affect millions of people around the world, they frequently go undiagnosed or undertreated.
If you feel you may be experiencing migraine headaches, we recommend scheduling an appointment. We are committed to helping reduce or eliminate migraines, and work hard to ensure patients have the safest, most effective migraine treatments.
What Migraine Treatments Are Available?
The Migraine Institute offers two types of migraine treatments:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: Our minimally invasive surgery employs the latest surgical techniques to target migraine triggers. Trigger points can be released or removed, treating faulty nerve signals that lead to migraines.
- Botox®: Although Botox® is commonly known as a wrinkle-reducer, to improve facial appearance, it also has been shown to be incredibly effective in treating certain migraines.
Dr. Jonathan Cabin of The Migraine Institute is an expert in interventional migraine treatment. He is happy to discuss all treatment options and to guide patients to the most appropriate treatment.
Which Is Better for Migraines: Minimally Invasive Surgery or Botox®?
The ideal migraine treatment depends exclusively on the individual patient. This frequently includes Botox® and/or surgery, but can also include lifestyle changes, alternative treatments and medication.
Dr. Cabin will conduct a comprehensive patient assessment to help each patient weigh the pros and cons of all available treatments, keeping in mind the individual’s treatment goals. Dr. Cabin also works to ensure that each individual patient understands what to expect during and after migraine treatment.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Cabin Today
Want to find out more about migraine medicine treatments? To set up a consultation with Dr. Cabin, please call us at 310.461.0303 or fill out our online form.