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Migraines and Headaches

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Migraines and Headaches services offered in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Almost everyone experiences headaches now and then, but when left untreated, head pain can become problematic for your health and quality of life. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the expert neurology team diagnoses and treats headaches and migraines to give you the relief you desire. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today.

Migraines and Headaches Q&A

What are headaches and migraines?

Headaches and migraines are both types of head pain, but migraines are more severe. They may come and go periodically or appear frequently when left untreated. Headaches and migraines can feel debilitating and hinder the ability to live your best life. 

See The Neurology Institute team for an evaluation to find the root cause of headaches and migraines and effectively treat them. 

What do headaches and migraines feel like?

Headaches and migraines may appear as:

  • Sharp head pain
  • Dull aching
  • Pain on one side of your head
  • All-over discomfort
  • Visual or hearing disturbances
  • Throbbing head pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Head pain might be mild or severe. Headaches and migraines could last a few hours up to a day or longer when left untreated. 

What are the risk factors for headaches and migraines?

The cause of headaches and migraines isn’t always known, but common risk factors include:

  • Hormone fluctuations in women
  • Sleeping pattern changes
  • Ongoing stress
  • Alcohol
  • Too much caffeine
  • Excessive exercise
  • Medications
  • Weather changes
  • Some foods or additives
  • Dehydration 
  • Family history of headaches and migraines

Women are three times more likely than men to suffer with migraines. Adopting healthy habits may reduce your chance of having headaches or migraines.

How does my provider find the cause of headaches and migraines?

To find out what’s causing headaches and migraines, your neurologist reviews your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms. They check your vital signs, complete physical and neurological exams, and may order blood tests, an MRI, or a CT scan.

How are headaches and migraines treated?

The most common treatments for headaches and migraines are medications and lifestyle changes. You might drink more water, get regular exercise, eat nutritious foods, and get plenty of sleep. 

Hormone therapy can stabilize hormone fluctuations linked with headaches and migraines. Botox® injections are also effective solutions for migraine relief. Some medicines reduce the risk of you getting headaches and migraines, while others reduce their severity. 

Treating medical conditions that cause headaches also lessens your chance of headaches. 

The Neurology Institute team tailors each treatment to your needs and follows up with you to make sure it’s working effectively. 

To get relief from headaches and migraines, call The Neurology Institute office or use the online booking feature today.