Migraine Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

As many as one in four households in the United States includes a migraine sufferer. Because migraine headaches often lead to debilitating pain and widespread symptoms, the board-certified neurologists at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provide some of the newest migraine solutions available in Atlanta. Get relief from your migraines by starting your treatment before your next migraine attack occurs. You can book your migraine evaluation either online or over the phone.

Migraine Q & A

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Why do I have migraine attacks?

Migraine is a complex neurological condition that’s the third most prevalent type of illness worldwide. It affects both adults and children and leads to serious head pain and other symptoms that can last for hours or even days.

Even though migraine attacks aren’t well understood, they’ve been linked to changes in brain chemicals, including low levels of serotonin. But medical experts do find that several issues can trigger a migraine, such as:

  • Dehydration 
  • Hormonal fluctuations 
  • Changes in barometric pressure
  • Loud sounds, bright lights, or strong odors
  • Extreme temperature changes, such as severe heat

You may also experience migraine attacks because of your prescription medications, which is why it’s important to let your doctor know about all of the medications you take. 

What are the symptoms of migraine?

What’s unique about a migraine, as compared to a tension headache or other type of headache, is that you may be able to sense that an attack is coming. The day before your migraine occurs, you might experience fatigue, food cravings, and neck stiffness, along with other symptoms. This is the prodrome phase.

As a migraine approaches, you may have intense head pain and vision disturbances, including flashes of lights or bright spots. This stage, the aura stage, doesn’t occur in all migraine instances.

During your migraine attack, it’s common to experience extreme sensitivity to smell, light, and sound. You may also notice:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pulsing or throbbing head pain

If you experience any of these symptoms, whether they’re minor or severe, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can help. 

Is there an effective treatment for migraine attacks?

Absolutely. Your dedicated physician at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists conducts comprehensive screenings to get to the root of why you have migraine headaches. Depending on the underlying issues, as well as the severity of your symptoms, your doctor may recommend:

  • Migraine medications for prevention
  • Botox® or Dysport® injections
  • Massage therapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Acupuncture 
  • Nerve blocks

Your physician at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists also teaches you how to avoid migraine triggers, so you can reduce the incidence of migraine or minimize the severity of your attacks.

Book your migraine evaluation at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists today. Click on the online booking tool or call to speak with a team member.