Trust your chronic head pain to the headache specialist – Dr. Michael Cassaro.
What Are Migraines?
Migraine headaches are characterized as having symptoms of severe head pain, usually on one side of the head. Migraines are similar to cluster headaches since they both affect one side of the head or the other. However, that is where the similarity stops. Migraines affect women more than men and are usually linked to hormonal imbalances. In fact, some women start getting migraine headaches for the first time during pregnancy and then they stop completely after giving birth. Migraine symptoms include pain on one side of the head, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to smells and sometimes visual and auditory hallucinations. Some people report different “phases” of their migraine, which can last anywhere from a couple of hours to several days. It is important to note that the term “migraine” is sometimes used to describe a really bad headache. In reality, although migraines are a bad headache, they are a specific type of headache.
What Causes Migraines?
Finding the cause of your migraine headache pain can be difficult. Each person is very different. Some doctors think there is a genetic link. More often than not though, it is not genetics, but rather the children of parents with migraine headaches practicing the same eating, lifestyle and other indulgent behaviors as their parents. For instance, smoking is heavily linked to migraines. Parents who smoke are highly likely to have children who also smoke when they get older. Since not all smokers get migraines, doctors may take the easy way out and just say it is genetics. However, since everyone is different, has different sensitivities, allergies, etc. smoking may give one person migraines and not others.
Additionally, it is said that depression and other psychological disorders are common in people with migraine headaches. Depression and most psychological disorders are due to un-diagnosed and un-treated underlying metabolic and hormonal problems. Metabolic and hormonal problems account for most migraine headaches; and there are literally hundreds of different reasons why these may not be working properly and causing migraine head pain. As you can see, migraine headaches can be caused by a number of different metabolic conditions and external influences; it takes a head pain specialist to find the cause and apply the appropriate treatment for your head pain.
Taking The Next Step
If you are serious about getting permanent relief from your chronic headache pain, set up a consultation with Dr. Cassaro:
Dr. Cassaro is the top pain treatment expert in the country. If you have chronic pain, Painless Living can help. Dr. Cassaro will set up a consultation regarding neurostimulation and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). After a thorough review of your medical records and a thorough examination, it may be determined that you are a candidate for neurostimulation. Scheduling the procedure and recovery will be discussed and you will be on your way to living a pain-free life!