Migraines Specialist

AZ Pain Solutions

Interventional Pain Management located in Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ & Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Over 37 million people in the U.S. experience from some form of migraines, and 2-3 million people suffer from chronic migraines. Treatments for this often debilitating condition have been frustrating in the past but, thanks to new science, the medical world is beginning to gain the upper hand. At AZ Pain Solutions, the team of pain management specialists offer the most up-to-date, effective therapies to patients in Deer Valley, Phoenix, Arizona. To get relief from your migraines, call or book an appointment online.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

When it comes to headaches, migraines rank among the worst. These throbbing headaches not only cause a good deal of pain, they can affect your vision, your digestive tract, and your ability to function properly.

While much still needs to be learned about what causes migraines, extensive research has uncovered several factors, or triggers, that increase your risk of developing a migraine, including:

  • Heredity
  • Sex (women are three times more likely to experience migraines)
  • Environment
  • Hormones
  • Certain foods
  • Food additives
  • External stimuli
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Caffeine

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

There are two types of migraines: with aura and without aura. Aura is the general term to describe the warning signs of an impending migraine, which include:

  • Light flashes in your vision
  • Dark spots in your vision
  • A tingling on one side of your face (you may also feel the tingling in your legs or arms)

These auras are a result of activity in your nervous system and they can develop before and during your migraine.

Outside of the auras, other migraine symptoms include:

  • Pain or throbbing on one side of your head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Migraines are as varied as the people who suffer from them. You may feel only one mild symptom, or several severe symptoms at once. If migraines are interfering with your ability to go about your normal routine, it’s well advised to seek help from interventional pain management specialists, like those at AZ Pain Solutions.

What are the treatments for migraines?

The experts at AZ Pain Solutions offer a number of effective treatments for migraines. After a thorough examination and a review of your medical history, the doctors come up with a plan that best manages your symptoms. These treatments include:

  • Trigger avoidance
  • Botox® therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for migraines so the highly trained staff at AZ Pain Solutions tailors your treatment to meet your goals. Oftentimes, they may try a multi-pronged approach that encompasses lifestyle changes, spot treatment, and long-term solutions.

If migraines are having a serious impact on your quality of life, call AZ Pain Solutions to get much-needed relief. Or, use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.