Diagnosis and Treatment for Migraines

Diagnosis and Treatment for Migraines

How are migraine headaches diagnosed?

In order to get an accurate diagnosis it is important to be able to describe your migraine symptoms to your doctor. It is helpful to track migraine occurrences (dates and times) and the details associated with migraines.

Helpful information:

Procedures used to diagnose a migraine are generally used to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, some procedures that may be used include:

Treatment for migraines

Specific treatment for headaches will be determined by your doctor based on:

Treatment may include:

The ultimate goal of treatment is to stop headaches from occurring. Adequate headache management depends on the accurate identification of the type of headache and may include:

Migraine headaches may require specific medication management including:

Some migraines may require immediate medical attention, including hospitalization for observation, diagnostic testing, or even surgery. Treatment is individualized, depending on the severity and frequency of symptoms.

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