Despite the fact that these attacks are debilitating and extremely painful, some Orange County patients feel that there is not a solution for them.
Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi has found that some of his Newport Beach patients have avoided coming to see him because they have heard about the old treatments for migraines, and are not interested in pursuing those options. However, Newport Beach patients should understand that there are modern techniques available that can provide them with the relief they need.
What is a Migraine?
A person who has never had a migraine often refers to this experience as a really bad headache. However, a migraine is so much more than a headache. It’s a debilitating neurological condition which causes a patient to experience extreme pain in their head, as well as dizziness, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines have been known to last anywhere between 4 hours and 3 days.
How Did Physicians Previously Approach Migraine Treatment?
In the past, physicians were apt to consider a migraine a headache and simply treat the symptoms as they appeared. The problem with this approach was that patients had to experience the onset of a migraine, and then only the symptoms were treated. As an ENT surgeon and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tavoussi now attempts to determine the cause of the migraine attacks and treat that issue. The goal is to prevent migraines from happening, not to simply dull the symptoms for the patient once it has begun.
What are Old Treatments for Migraines That Were Available?
Common treatments that were used included recommending that patients take Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen that were available in the pharmacy. Sometimes, patients who experienced severe migraines were given prescription medications like Cafergot and Imitrex. Today, better prescription medications have been developed. In addition, Dr. Tavoussi offers patients both surgical and non-surgical treatments that can provide them with long-term relief from migraine attacks. Dr. Tavoussi will recommend a treatment option for you based on the cause of your migraine symptoms.
It is not uncommon for migraines to be misdiagnosed or mistreated altogether. Patients should make it a point to work with a headache specialist, such as Dr. Tavoussi, who takes the necessary time in order to determine the cause of the problem. Dr. Tavoussi believes that patients can find relief from their migraines, and he does not want to see anyone giving up the things they love because of a migraine attack. For more information about new treatments that are available for migraines, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Tavoussi today.