Symptoms, Triggers & Treatment

A migraine is not just a bad headache—it can afflict an individual to the point where he or she is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. The migraine can often be accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and photosensitivity

An aura, also known as a warning sign, may present itself up to a half-hour before a headache is experienced. It can be visible like a shimmering light perceived around objects in a sufferer’s field of vision. It can also be a sensation that can include dizziness and numbness of the extremities or face.

Migraines can be triggered by specific factors including hormonal changes, stress, some foods, depression, and light exposure. However, the exact cause is unknown.

    An Alternative Treatment for Migraines

Migraines are often treated with painkillers and other medications that have been specifically designed for this condition. Botox® has become a popular alternative to successful management of migraines. It has demonstrated temporary relief from migraines, lasting up to six months after the injections. Research continues to prove the safety and effectiveness of Botox®.

If you suffer from migraines, contact Storwick and Associates to schedule a consultation—call us at 403.286.0086.