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Migraines Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM

Migraines affect about 12% of people in the United States. If debilitating, frequent head pain makes your life challenging, board-certified pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can offer you relief. They use medications, alternative medicine, injections, and lifestyle change counseling to reduce migraine pain and improve your quality of life. For expert migraine treatment, call or book an appointment online today.

Migraines Q & A

What do migraines feel like?

Migraines are painful, intense headaches that often feel debilitating. Migraine pain might appear on one side or both sides of your head. 

Common symptoms of migraines include:

  • Sound or light sensitivity
  • Moderate to intense throbbing pain
  • Seeing bright spots or flashes
  • Additional vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pulsing head pain

Migraine pain can last a few hours up to several days, depending on its severity. You might experience migraines several times a month or more often. Seeking treatment for migraine pain can drastically improve your quality of life.

Why might I get migraines?

While migraines can happen to anyone, certain factors increase your risk of experiencing severe head pain. Examples are drinking alcohol, eating certain foods, hormone fluctuations, dehydration, skipping meals, and taking certain medications.

Additional migraine risk factors include a family history of migraines, sleep deprivation, chronic stress, strenuous exercise, caffeine withdrawal, and using tobacco products. Women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraines.

How are migraines diagnosed?

To determine if you have migraines and find their root cause, the team at Lynx Healthcare asks questions about your symptoms, how often they occur, and your personal and family medical history. 

They may also complete physical and neurological examinations. A CT scan or MRI helps determine if you have an underlying medical problem linked with migraines.

What are common migraine pain treatments?

The Lynx Healthcare team discusses migraine treatment options with you to find one that best matches your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. They might recommend:

Home remedies

Home remedies that may reduce the incidence of migraines include stress-relief strategies, getting plenty of sleep and fluids, eating healthy foods, and completing moderate-intensity physical activity regularly.

Injections

Botox® injections can alleviate migraine pain for 12 weeks or longer before repeat injections are needed. The team might also recommend occipital nerve blocks or trigger point injections to offer relief.

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture, biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, vitamin or herbal supplements, and massage are alternative medicine treatments that might reduce the severity or incidence of migraines.

Medications

Lynx Healthcare can prescribe medications to reduce migraine pain or lower your risk of experiencing migraines. They personalize a medication regimen based on your unique needs.

Don’t let migraines diminish your quality of life when simple pain management solutions can offer you relief. Book an appointment with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online today.