Migraine Specialist

Integrated Body and Medicine

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Highland, IN

Did you know that migraines affect approximately one in seven people worldwide? Left unmanaged, migraines can be debilitating and significantly interfere with your quality of life. At Integrated Body and Medicine in Hammond, Indiana, the team regularly works with men and women to diagnose and treat migraines. If you’re suffering, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

Migraine Q & A

What are migraines?

A migraine is much more than your run-of-the-mill headache. It’s a neurological condition characterized by severe throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on just one side of your head. Migraines are also associated with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights and sound. 

Migraines vary in severity from person to person, but they usually last for hours or even days at a time. If you regularly experience migraine headaches and they don’t respond to conservative treatment measures, make an appointment with the team at Integrated Body and Medicine right away. 

What are the symptoms of migraines?

The symptoms of migraines vary. Some people start getting migraines when they’re children or teens; for others, the condition develops in adulthood. Telltale signs of migraines include:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Mood changes
  • Vision loss
  • Pins and needles sensations
  • Throbbing or pulsing pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound

Following a migraine attack, you might also feel drained or unable to participate in normal activities like work or running errands. 

Who is at risk of getting migraines?

Migraines affect people of all ages and backgrounds, but there are certain factors that may increase your risk, including:

  • Having a family history of migraines
  • Being a woman
  • Experiencing hormonal changes

People between the ages of 15-30 are also more likely to experience migraines. Experts aren’t entirely sure why, but migraines tend to affect adolescents and young adults. 

How are migraines diagnosed?

To diagnose migraines, your Integrated Body and Medicine provider does a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks questions about your symptoms. If your condition is severe or has come on suddenly, your doctor might also recommend an MRI or CT scan. 

How are migraines treated?

The team at Integrated Body and Medicine uses conservative measures of care to treat migraines. For example, they might recommend simple lifestyle changes like trying relaxation techniques, exercising regularly, and eating a well-balanced diet. They might also encourage you to stay hydrated or keep a headache diary. 

If these methods of care don’t provide adequate relief, they might recommend taking an over-the-counter painkiller, or in more serious cases, a prescription medication. 

Don’t let migraines prevent you from living a healthy, active, and rewarding life. Request your consultation at Integrated Body and Medicine today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.