Migraine headache is characterized by a throbbing headache of moderate to severe intensity. The pain is usually on one side of the head, but may involve both.
Migraine headaches may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and over-sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. Routine physical activity may aggravate symptoms. Migraine headaches can last a couple of hours or a couple of days.
Some migraine headaches are preceded by an aura. Aura symptoms include zigzag light patterns, flashing lights, and even blind spots. Aura are not always visual. Other senses, motor skills, and speech may be affected.
Many things trigger migraine headaches, including fatigue, stress, certain foods, or changes in the weather. Other triggers exist as well, so the onset of a migraine may seem random.
Our definition of chronic migraines is
At least fifteen days of headache each month for three months or more
Headache that lasts at least four hours
A trial and a tribulation
Many people who think they have been fighting “sinus” headaches all their lives actually suffer from migraines.
Medicines we use to prevent migraine headaches include anti-seizure/anticonvulsants, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, or beta blockers, and Botox ®.
Medicines we use to break an active migraine headache include triptans, ergotamine, acetaminophen, NSAIDS (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or combination pills.
What our Migraine Patients are Saying
Friendly Staff, always willing to fit me in for migraine shots, and works hard to help me become headache free!
~Laura M.Kane Hall Barry Neurology KellerJanuary 22, 2018
Excellent Service from the second I walked in the door until he visit was over. I left feeling like I had a plan in place to help with my migraines.
Michael M.~Kane Hall Barry Migraine PatientSeptember 7, 2017
I feel so fortunate to have found Kane Hall Barry to help me with my migraines.
Heather R.~Kane Hall Barry Migraine PatientApril 20, 2017
Tracy is always a nice, pleasant caregiver. The infusions help my pain level of migraines immensely. Thank you for always being compassionate.
Lea Ann ~ Kane Hall Barry Migraine PatientSeptember 12, 2016
The people in the infusion room were great and very understanding of the pain the I was experiencing. They did all they could to make me comfortable during a difficult day. I am glad I was able to get in on the same day.
Danny ~Kane Hall Barry Migraine PatientJune 4, 2016