What Is a Migraine Headache?
Migraine headaches are a unique form of headaches that can cause intense throbbing pain or a throbbing sensation in the head, usually on one side only.
It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light or noise.
Migraine episodes can be very painful for hours or days and can be so intense that they cause disabling pain.
Warning symptoms, known as an aura, can appear before or with the headache. These include seeing flashing lights, having blind spots, or feeling tingling in one part of the face, arm, or leg.
In general, migraines begin in childhood, adolescence, or the beginning of adulthood.
Migraines can worsen in four stages: prodrome, aura, headache, and poster, although it is possible that a person does not go through all the stages.
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Neurologists are experts in treating migraines as well as the underlying conditions that cause them and have helped thousands of patients with chronic migraines.
Migraines usually last between 4 and 72 hours if they are not treated. The frequency with which migraines appear varies by person and can be rare or appear several times a month.