Migraines can be incredibly debilitating, preventing you from performing daily activities comfortably, especially if the symptoms last for several days. The Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology Institute of Austin is a state-of-the-art neurological center led by a team of expert medical providers who take a multidisciplinary approach to your headaches and chronic pain symptoms. We use the latest technologies to diagnose and treat your symptoms, helping you lead a pain-free life. If you suffer from chronic migraines, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our medical center for migraine treatment in Austin.

Migraine Treatment FAQs

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What are migraine headaches?

A migraine is a type of headache that causes severe throbbing or pulsing sensations on one side of the head. The symptoms are usually accompanied by light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. The symptoms of migraine headaches usually progress through four stages, each leading to different symptoms — prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. The migraine headache may last for a few hours or even several days. There’s no permanent treatment for migraines, but we can offer medications and injections to alleviate the symptoms and make migraines less painful.

How are migraines diagnosed?

If you suffer from frequent headaches for extended periods, you may have migraines, especially if you also have a family history of migraine headaches. Our neurologists will discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and perform numerous physical and neurological examinations to determine if you have migraines. If indicated, we will also perform MRIs and CT scans to rule out other possible sources of pain. After diagnosing migraines, our neurologists will curate a personalized treatment plan to manage the symptoms.

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What are the treatments for migraine?

Our migraine treatment in Austin aims to alleviate the symptoms of migraine attacks, minimize future episodes, and reduce the discomfort during migraine headaches. Some migraine treatments and medications are taken during migraine attacks to alleviate the symptoms (pain-relieving treatments), and others are taken regularly to reduce the frequency of migraines (preventive treatments). Our neurologists will recommend the ideal treatments based on the severity, duration, and frequency of your migraine headaches.

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