Migraine Headaches

A Migraine Headache is an intense headache that causes pain, throbbing and sensitivity to noises and light. Migraine headaches are often genetic, but can be caused by other factors including stress or tension in the neck or shoulders, overexertion during physical activity, alcohol, medication and even certain foods.

Often, patients who experience neck pain or upper back pain experience migraine headaches as well. Migraines can at times be caused by conditions of the back, neck or spine and find relief when they have these issues addressed as well.

Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

Symptoms of Migraine Headache vary depending on the severity of the attack. Symptoms include:

  • Severe pain or throbbing
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck pain or upper back pain
  • Neck tension or stiffness
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness

Treatment for Migraine Headaches

The Spine & Rehab Group has locations in New York City and New Jersey where effective treatments for the relief of Migraine Headaches are offered. It is recommended that you see a Pain Management Specialist as soon as you notice symptoms to avoid your migraines from getting worse. Treatment for Migraine Headaches may include:

  • Pain Management: Relieving pain, pressure and other unwanted symptoms of Migraine Headaches is one of the first modalities to treating Migraine Headaches. Some medications for Migraines are short term while others are taken daily to prevent an onset in patients with severe cases.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture is an alternative treatment, performed by a Certified Acupuncturist, which can be effective in treating Migraine headache pain and regularity
  • Massage Therapy: Medical Massage Therapy may be recommended for patients whose Migraine headaches are related to tension in the neck or the back.
  • Anti Inflammatory Medication: The use of anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDS, may be recommended to decrease inflammation and relieve pain.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Migraine Headache Specialists

Our team of Pain Management Specialists and Migraine Doctors in Manhattan and New Jersey are skilled in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of Migraine Headaches. With doctors who also specialize in back and neck pain, our team will help you rule out other causes for Migraine Headaches and find relief. During your initial consultation and evaluation, diagnostic testing may be requested. X-rays are provided in the office and further testing such as an MRI or CT scan may be recommended.