About Migraine Treatments
Traditional migraine treatment involves a combination of lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and medications. Migraine patients generally have “prophylactic” medications to help prevent migraines, “abortive” medications to stop or slow migraines when they are just starting, and “rescue” medications to treat migraine symptoms, like pain and nausea, during an active migraine. When these traditional migraine medications become ineffective or cause intolerable side effects, a patient may be a candidate for Botox or surgery.
Dr. Jonathan Cabin of The Migraine Institute is a board-certified head and neck surgeon with dual-subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He helps patients uncover migraine nerve triggers and offers customized treatment plans designed to deliver long-term migraine relief.
Does My Migraine Need to Be Treated?
A migraine is more than just a traditional headache. In fact, migraine sufferers frequently experience a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Moderate-to-severe pain
- Pain one side of the head
- Pulsating quality of pain
- Increased sensitivity to light (photophobia) and sound (phonophobia)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Worsening pain with physical activity
If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, it is important to meet with a neurologist to discuss a migraine diagnosis. For individuals who have received a chronic migraine diagnosis from a neurologist and find their current medications are not working or have unbearable side effects, Dr. Cabin can help. He will perform a comprehensive evaluation and determine if there is one or more physical migraine trigger. If a trigger is found, Dr. Cabin can provide a personalized treatment recommendation that can reduce or eliminate migraines over the long-term.
What Types of Migraine Treatments Are Available?
The Migraine Institute offers the following migraine treatments:
- Minimally Invasive Migraine Surgery: Helps permanently remove faulty nerve signals, or migraine triggers, that can lead to migraines.
- Botox: Temporarily blocks these faulty nerve signals that can trigger migraines.
The ideal migraine treatment depends exclusively on the individual patient. This frequently includes Botox® and/or surgery, but can also include lifestyle changes.
Dr. Cabin helps patients weigh the pros and cons of all migraine treatments and ensures each patient understands what to expect during and after treatment.
To set up a consultation with Dr. Cabin, please call us at 310.461.0303 or fill out our online form.