Headache and Migraine Pain Treatment Questions and Answers
At Sunshine State Medical, our migraine and headache specialist is proud to provide migraine and headache treatment to patients from Orlando FL, and the surrounding areas. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.
Migraines and headaches can occur for a variety of different reasons. At Sunshine State Medical, it is our job to discover what those causes are and provide effective treatment to help you find long-lasting relief from migraines and headaches.
Which doctor is best for migraine?
While a primary care doctor can provide care for migraines, their options are limited and will most likely refer you to a neurologist if there is no apparent cause for the migraines. With that in mind, an alternative choice is a functional medicine doctor. Whereas conventional primary care doctors treat conditions like migraines by prescribing medication and addressing symptoms, functional medicine doctors focus specifically on discovering the condition’s root cause.
In this way, a functional medicine doctor can be an excellent option for migraine treatment, as they can help you find long-term relief from migraines by attending to the root cause of your condition rather than only addressing the symptoms of your condition.
What doctor deals with headaches?
There are numerous doctors that deal with headaches, including family medicine doctors, internal medicine doctors, neurologists, and functional medicine doctors. Our functional medicine doctors and chiropractors at Sunshine State Medical have plenty of expertise and experience in treating a wide range of different types of headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, and concussion-related headaches.
How do you get a migraine specialist?
If you are dealing with migraines, you can see a migraine specialist by getting a referral to a neurologist or headache specialist by your primary care doctor. For a migraine specialist in Orlando, FL, we welcome you to visit our clinic or schedule an appointment with us at Sunshine State Medical! You can find our clinic at 5425 S Semoran Blvd, Suite 6A, in Orlando, Florida.
What helps relieve a migraine?
Migraines can cause an intense amount of pain and discomfort, whether that involves a throbbing or pulsing sensation, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, or extreme sensitivity to light or sound. As such, finding relief from migraine pain and discomfort is priority number one for anyone dealing with a migraine. Since there are several different symptoms that an individual can experience during a migraine, relief measures for migraines typically depend on the symptoms you are experiencing.
With that in mind, some relief measures could include resting in a dark and quiet room, applying a hot or cold compress, staying hydrated, massaging your temples, a hot shower or warm bath, and other measures. With that being said, your primary care doctor or migraine specialist can provide you with the most effective relief measures and advice for relieving a migraine.
How do you make a migraine go away?
At Sunshine State Medical, our functional medicine doctors treat migraines by examining the migraine’s underlying causes. In order to do so, we will run various tests and assessments to get to the bottom of what is causing your migraines. With that in mind, there are several different bodily functions that can lead to migraines if they are disordered or not functioning correctly, which are as follows:
- Energy failure, due to nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, toxicity, or chronic infection
- Gut health, such as food sensitivities or dysbiosis
- Heart vitality, such as high blood pressure
- Hormones, such as high levels of cortisol or imbalances with estrogen or progesterone
- Immune balance, such as mast cell activation syndrome
- Musculoskeletal structural issues, such as cervical spine or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain, such as high levels of glutamate
- Overwhelmed detoxification system
Once we identify the underlying cause or causes of your migraines, we will treat the imbalance or disorder at its root so that it will no longer cause migraines. For more information on our migraine treatment options at Sunshine State Medical, Inc., please feel free to call us!
What causes migraines in women?
While migraines can occur in men and women due to several different causes, a common cause of migraines in women is progesterone and estrogen imbalances. When such imbalances lead to migraines in women, the migraines are typically experienced cyclically at specific intervals of the menstrual cycle.
For an appointment with our migraine and headache specialists at Sunshine State Medical, we welcome you to call us or schedule one through our website! We serve patients from Orlando FL, Kissimmee FL, Oviedo FL, Lake Nona FL, Casselberry FL, Deltona FL, Winterpark FL, and Boggy Creek FL.