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SamWell Institute for Pain Management

Pain Management Specialist located in Colonia, NJ, Livingston, NJ & Englewood, NJ

Migraines are one of the most common medical complaints. Unfortunately, they can also be very painful and debilitating. If you experience migraines often, it is important to seek medical attention. Dr. Jay M. Shah at the SamWell Institute for Pain Management in Colonia, Englewood and Livingston, New Jersey, is an expert at diagnosing and treating migraines and helping their patients get back to enjoying life. Call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Headache Q & A

What causes migraines?

A migraine is a general term for a wide range of conditions, and as such, there are a vast number of possible causes for migraine. However, in general, migraines are caused by pain signals being sent from the muscles and blood vessels in your brain to your brain. While it is unknown precisely what creates this reaction, it can be brought about by:

  • Underlying disease
  • Stress
  • Environmental factors
  • Genetics

Accurately diagnosing the cause of migraines is important to be able to create the correct treatment plan. Dr. Shah at the SamWell Institute for Pain Management is experienced in diagnosing and treating many types of painful migraines.

What types of migraines are there?

Just as many different factors can cause a migraine, there are also many kinds of migraine. The most common type of migraine is a tension migraine. However, the following types of migraine are also quite common:

  • Sinus migraine
  • Cluster migraine
  • Thunderclap migraine
  • Rebound migraine
  • Spinal migraine
  • Occipital neuralgia

Speak with Dr. Shah to learn more about your migraine pain.

What are common migraine symptoms?

While it may not seem obvious, pain in your head is not the only possible symptom of a migraine. This pain can take many forms, including a dull ache, a sharp, stabbing pain, or a feeling of pressure in your cheeks or forehead. You may also experience one or more of the following symptoms, depending on the kind of migraine that you have:

  • Vertigo
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea
  • Teary eyes
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating

Remember, there are many types of migraines and many different possible symptoms. It is important to get your problem correctly diagnosed by a doctor.

If you suffer from migraines, help is available. Call or go online today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah and learn what treatments are available.