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A patient experiencing a migraine.

MIGRAINE

MAXIMIZING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS STRUGGLING WITH

TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL MIGRAINES

 DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS ANNUALLY

PEOPLE AFFECTED IN THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING 4 MILLION CHRONIC HEADACHE SUFFERERS

AMONG WOMEN THAN MEN

Migraines are the number one neurological disorder in the United States. Migraines are a type of headache usually one-sided, commonly described as throbbing or pulsating, and may be preceded by an aura. The Cleveland Clinic describes an aura as a "sensory disturbance," in which a person may have a visual or non-visual experience, such as sparks or lights. One may also experience nausea, weakness, and light and sound sensitivity. Many times, migraines are debilitating and cause the sufferer to have to stop everything and go lie down in a dark, quiet room. 

Recent advances in our understanding of migraines suggest that they are caused by central brain sensitization. Central sensitization causes the brain to become more sensitive to the external environment (i.e., light and sound) and an increased susceptibility to pain. This means the brain is not functioning at its most optimal level.

A functional neurological assessment will evaluate the integrity of all brain areas, allowing us to pinpoint the specific location of dysfunction in each migraine patient. It's well understood that migraines are multifaceted. Therefore, our doctors may also perform metabolic assessments, analyze lab work, and address diet and lifestyle. Our goal is to create a personalized treatment plan that helps to maximize your quality of life and reduce symptoms.

Call us today at 704-752-8100 or click the button below to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with our lead doctor, Dr. Alicia Brown, to see how our services may be right for you or a loved one. 

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