Migraines in Adolescents

Many children who suffer from migraines have to skip school because of their pain. They end up missing school events and staying home, bedridden. The bright lights, loud sounds, and constant motion at school intensify their pain, making school an optimal place for triggering migraines. Some adolescents who suffer from morning migraines have trouble focusing and paying attention throughout the day. These children often consider homeschool or part-time school to accommodate the number of missed days. Like migraines in adults, adolescents experience similar symptoms. It is always prudent to take note if your child complains of any of the following symptoms: abnormal sensitivity to light or soun

Migraines and Vertigo

About 30-50% of those who suffer from migraines experience dizziness or spinning during their headaches or migraines. These symptoms can be a precursor to headaches, or they can become most severe during the middle of a migraine episode. The symptoms can last anywhere from a few seconds to several days. These headaches are known as vertigo associated migraines. Those who are afflicted with vertigo associated migraines compose about 1% of migraine sufferers. These types of migraines are coined vestibular migraine. Vestibular migraines have accompanying migraine symptoms in 50% of cases, but in the other 50%, often just vertigo occurs. Vertigo can be triggered by a sudden movement of the head

When do I need to go to the ER?

There are roughly 1.2 million migraine-related ER visits every year in the US. More than a quarter of these visits result in a re-visit within 6 months due to headache pain. 80% of the patients do not see a physician, or physical therapist, or visit any headache clinic for their migraines. More shockingly, 60% of the ER patients were not encouraged to seek help from a physical therapist, and 40% were not prescribed any medication. Migraine sufferers ought to seek help from places like Novera that can offer lasting relief from future headaches and pain. We don’t want you to live in constant fear of your next migraine attack or the next time you may need to drive to the emergency room. We are

Migraines, Headaches, and Car Accidents

What is the risk of suffering from migraines after experiencing a car accident? Some people complain that their headaches worsen after the accident while others complain that their headaches are a new symptom which did not exist before the accident. Your migraine attacks may not occur until weeks after the accident. There are several reasons as to why people experience post-traumatic headaches. A person can experience various types of headaches, and this article will explain the difference between the various types. 1. Post-Traumatic Headache This type is due to a blow to the head or the neck. The headache can be cervicogenic, which means it originates from the neck, or concussive, which m

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