A migraine may cause throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by a variety of symptoms, including:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
In many instances, a migraine patient may use two types of medications to manage migraine symptoms:
- Prophylactic: Help prevent migraines.
- Rescue: Intended to treat active migraines or migraines that are just starting.
Effective migraine treatment can be complex, particularly for those who have been dealing with migraine symptoms for an extended period of time. Furthermore, various migraine treatment myths persist that have made it difficult for many migraine patients to identify and resolve migraine symptoms.
At The Migraine Institute, we aim to help migraine patients in any way possible. As part of our commitment to our patients, we want to put common migraine treatment myths to rest once and for all.
Now, let’s take a closer look at four of the most common migraine treatment myths.
1. A migraine will disappear on its own.
An average migraine will last between two hours and three days. Sometimes, migraine symptoms may linger for several weeks as well.
Ultimately, an individual who displays migraine symptoms for more than a few hours should seek advanced medical assistance. By doing so, this person may become better equipped than before to discover the root causes of his or her migraine and prevent a migraine from becoming a recurring problem.
2. Any doctor can administer an effective migraine treatment.
When it comes to treatment, why should a migraine patient be forced to leave anything to chance? Instead, it is important to consult with a medical professional who understands the complexities associated with migraines and can diagnose and treat migraines properly at all times.
A traditional doctor may be able to provide some migraine support. However, this medical professional cannot match the assistance offered by Dr. Jonathan Cabin, a board-certified head and neck surgeon with dual-subspecialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Cabin has received extensive technical and academic training in all aspects of facial aesthetic and functional surgery, along with comprehensive training in specialized facial paralysis and migraine headache surgery. As such, Dr. Cabin has advanced skills and know-how to help patients overcome migraine symptoms.
3. Only women require migraine treatment.
According to Migraine.com, more than 37 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. Moreover, migraines affect about 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men.
Migraines are serious problems that can affect women and men at any time. With support from a migraine expert, such as Dr. Cabin, individuals can discover the best ways to treat migraines.
4. There is no such thing as an effective migraine treatment.
Migraine patients rejoice! Although it may seem impossible to treat migraines at times, two treatments have been shown to help patients reduce or eliminate migraine symptoms:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: Offers a viable treatment for migraines that are caused by at least one of four muscular/nerve trigger points.
- Botox for Migraines: Serves as an FDA-approved migraine treatment for those who experience migraines 14 or more days per month.
Dr. Cabin is happy to discuss all migraine treatment options with patients. To find out more about migraine treatments, please contact The Migraine Institute today.