Over 35 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches according to statistics. While migraines can affect anyone, some factors can increase the risk and make some people more vulnerable than others. The duration and intensity of a migraine can range from moderate to severe, and many people experience symptoms for several days during an episode.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with migraine episodes, we can help. At Republic Spine & Pain, our team of medical experts and pain management specialists offer personalized treatment options from our offices in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.
According to reports, at least 90% of migraine sufferers have had to miss work (or will do so in the future) due to migraine-related pain and symptoms. In addition to the physical and economic toll that chronic migraines take on individuals, they can also put a strain on families and personal relationships.
For chronic migraine sufferers who can experience as many as 15 episodes or more per month, living with and ignoring the pain is simply not an option. Like other forms of pain, one of the keys to successful pain management of migraine induced symptoms is to identify your specific triggers, which are different for everyone.
Lifestyle factors from your diet to the lights in your home or office can trigger a migraine. But the list of potential triggers is long and can also include factors beyond your control like hormones, family history, medications, and genetics. Our team will work with you to help pinpoint your likely triggers and design a lifestyle modification plan to help you limit your exposure to your triggers as much as possible.
Chronic, unmanaged stress is a common factor in many health problems, including migraines and headaches. Finding healthy and adequate coping mechanisms to deal with stress, from relaxation techniques to therapeutic tools can help lower your risk of physical symptoms like pain and headaches.
For chronic migraine and headache sufferers, getting enough sleep is especially important.
Regular exercise checks off many boxes when it comes to your health, including managing stress and improving the quality of your sleep. However, if you suffer from migraines, the trick is to get enough exercise without overdoing it. Too much can actually act as a trigger for some people. Our specialists will work with you to help you find the best plan for your health and individual needs.
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill or procedure to fully solve migraine pain. The good news is that with a comprehensive plan designed to address and minimize your exposure to triggers and other factors that lead to migraines, you can find relief and enjoy a more productive quality of life.
For more information, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our two convenient locations in Austin or Georgetown, Texas.