Migraine Headaches


Migraine services offered in Gulfport, MS

As many as 10% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. This type of severe headache can be very dibilitating and make it impossible to work, interact with others or even leave your home. Orofacial pain specialist Andrea Elenbaas and her team are pain management experts that can diagnose and effetively treat your horrible migraines. Call us now or book online.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

A migraine is far more disruptive than a headache. It can cause debilitating symptoms that interfere with your daily activities. A migraine is a neurological condition that can affect both children and adults. It can also last for hours or even days.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

If you suffer from migraines, you can experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Severe pain on one or both sides of your head
  • Throbbing head pain that can last up to 72 hours
  • Increased sensitivity to odors, sounds, light, or touch
  • Difficulty with focus or concentration
  • Neck or body aches

Migraines should always be checked out by your doctor.

What causes a migraine?

Migraines have been linked to inflammation in your brain  that can be caused or triggered by various factors, such as:

  • Infections
  • Hormonal imbalances or fluctuations (like during pregnancy or menstruation)
  • Dehydration
  • Weather changes
  • Barometric pressure changes (air pressure in the atmosphere)
  • Certain foods
  • Fragrances
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Certain medications
  • Allergies
  • Weight reduction
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Stress
  • Sleep issues

When you visit Remedy Clinic, Dr. Elenbaas completes a thorough evaluation to determine the root cause of your migraines. She then offers a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

How are migraines treated?

The team at Remedy Clinic may offer several different types of treatments for migraine relief, including:

  • Migraine medications
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Stress management

In addition, she may focus on lifestyle factors that can play a role in eliminating or managing your migraines. A great way to remember key changes you can make is to think of the acronym SEEDS: sleep, eat, exercise, diet, stress. 

When you visit  Remedy Clinic, the team works to help you implement healthy lifestyle practices and habits that can minimize the intensity of migraine attacks and result in the avoidance of migraine triggers altogether.

If you suffer from migraines, call the expert team at Remedy Clinic today to learn more about triggers and treatments. You can also book an appointment online.