A migraine is characterized by a throbbing pain affecting the head. The headache can be moderate to severe, and the pain comes and goes. Aside from the headache, other symptoms may also be felt such as increased sensitivity to sound and light, vomiting and nausea. It can occur to both men and women, and usually starts during early adulthood.

What Causes Migraines?

There is no exact cause of migraines. But experts say that they result from temporary changes in the chemicals, blood vessels and nerves in our brain. Although the real of cause of migraines may be unknown, there are several factors that trigger their attacks. They are as follows:

  • Stress
  • Consuming certain drinks or foods
  • Tiredness or fatigue

For people with migraines, living a stress-free and healthy life is important. This is perhaps the best way to achieve a migraine relief or prevent an attack.

Migraine Symptoms

There are specific symptoms that occur before or during an attack. Some people also experience some symptoms just before an attack occurs. These are: pins and needles sensation, vision phenomena and uncontrollable movements. The common signs prior an attack which include the following: constipation, neck stiffness, mood changes and increased thirst.

The abovementioned signs and symptoms are not too common. The most common symptoms are those felt during an attack. These are the following:

  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head.
  • Sensitivity to lights and sounds.
  • Pulsing and throbbing pain.
  • Light headedness, in some cases.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Nausea and vomiting.


Pain Management

Simple headache and neck pain may be treated within days. With rest and self-care, you will get better. However, if the pain is caused by a more serous health issue, then you will need a more specialized treatment and pain management solution. This of course will require proper diagnosis of the underlying condition first. To be sure, only seek help from experienced, skilled specialists.

If you experience other symptoms other than pain, don’t wait any longer before you seek medical help. Make an appointment with the reliable, skilled and experienced specialists at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute.