Suffering From Migraines?

How your pain management and urgent care doctor in Reno, NV, can help with migraine pain

If you experience blinding, severely painful headaches, they may not just be headaches. You may have a migraine disorder. There is help just a phone call away. Dr. Ali Nairizi at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV, provides a wide range of medical and pain management services, including treatment of migraines.

There are a few things that can trigger migraines, including:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Alcoholic beverages and caffeine
  • Bright or flashing lights
  • Loud sounds or strong smells
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Medications including vasodilators
  • Salty and processed foods

During a migraine, you may feel:

  • Dizzy
  • Nauseated
  • Stabbing pain on one side of your head
  • Pounding headache pain
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Unable to tolerate light

For mild, occasional migraines, there are a few home remedies you can try, including:

  • Taking over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol
  • Placing ice packs on your head and neck for 15 minutes several each day
  • Laying down and resting in a dark room

For moderate to severe symptoms, it’s best to visit your pain management doctor. Professional treatments for migraines include:

  • Medication to control the frequency and severity of migraines
  • Botox injections for chronic migraines
  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Biofeedback to control tension
  • Stretches and exercises to help you relax
  • Lifestyle and dietary modifications to reduce migraine episodes

To read more detailed information about migraines and migraine treatment, please visit the Migraine section on the website by clicking here.

It’s important to seek out urgent care if your migraine is:

  • Getting worse
  • Continuing for more than 3 days
  • Causing severe nausea and vomiting
  • Accompanied by a fever or stiff neck
  • Causing changes in your vision

Don’t suffer with migraines when relief is just a phone call away. To find out more about getting relief from migraines, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Ali Nairizi at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV. You can reach him in the office by calling (775) 384-1127, so call now.