A migraine is so much more than a really bad headache. This is a debilitating disease that affects more than 36 million people in the United States, making it one of the most common diseases not only in Orange County but also across the entire country. Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi understands that Newport Beach patients who suffer from migraines on a regular basis do not have the quality of life that they deserve.
A migraine can leave someone feeling as if they are unable to function, and prevents them from going to school, heading to work or performing their daily tasks and fulfilling their obligations. Dr. Tavoussi wants his Newport Beach patients to truly understand the migraine headache while also allowing them to know that they have treatment options available to them.
What is a Migraine?
Many people describe a migraine as an excruciating headache, but it’s actually several different neurological symptoms happening at the same time. Throbbing, intense pain on one side of the head are usually how the migraine begins, but many sufferers also have visual disruptions, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness and even numbness on their face. A migraine attack has been known to last anywhere from 4 hours to 72 hours.
How Is a Migraine Diagnosed?
The fact of the matter is the migraine is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases in the United States. Up to half of the people who suffer from migraines across the country are never diagnosed with the disease, and therefore cannot get the treatment options that they need. Part of the issue is the fact that most people do not even seek treatment for their migraines, and simply suffer through the attacks when they occur. Dr. Tavoussi believes that patients will have a better quality of life if they seek out treatment options for their migraines.
What Treatment Options Are Available for Me?
While prescription medications are used to treat migraine headaches for many people, there are other treatment options available. Dr. Tavoussi offers Chemical Nerve Decompression treatments, which utilizes Botox in order to disable the nerves in the face that are causing the migraines. For more information about this treatment option, schedule your consultation today.
Women are disproportionately affected by migraines, given the fact that nearly 27 million of the migraine sufferers in the United States are female patients. While adult women and men can suffer from migraines, it’s important to understand that children can experience migraine headaches, as well. If you or someone you love is missing out on life because of migraine headaches, it’s time to take action. Set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Tavoussi today in order to discover what your treatment options might be.