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Migraines services offered in the greater Bel Air, MD area

If you’re one of the 39 million Americans trying to manage migraines, you can find the pain relief solutions you need at the headache center at Wellspring Clinic. Board-certified physical medicine physician Nkiruka Arene, MD, has extensive experience diagnosing and treating acute and chronic migraines in adults and children. Dr. Arene designs a treatment plan to ease existing head pain and offers therapies like Botox® to prevent recurrent migraines. Call the Bel Air, Maryland, office to schedule a consultation for migraines or book an appointment online today. 

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

A migraine is a severe, throbbing headache typically affecting just one side of your head. Migraine pain can last for a few hours or several days and cause additional symptoms that interfere with your daily life.

Risk factors that can increase your risk for migraines include having a family history of the condition. Being female can also make you more likely to experience migraines, especially during hormonal changes of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

Wellspring Clinic offers a headache center, the first of its kind in the area to specialize in diagnosing and treating migraines and other headaches. 

Dr. Arene offers effective strategies, including medications and lifestyle changes to relieve migraine pain. She also provides treatments like Botox® therapy to prevent the frequency and severity of chronic migraines.

When should I seek medical care for migraines?

Some people can manage migraine symptoms with over-the-counter medications. If these medications don’t work well for you or if you have multiple migraines in a month, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Wellspring Clinic.

Symptoms of migraines can vary from person to person and include:

  • Throbbing head pain
  • Vision disturbances
  • Mood changes
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Intolerance to noise and smells
  • Nausea and vomiting

Dr. Arene completes a physical exam and may recommend diagnostic tests to rule out conditions such as strokes and tumors that can cause symptoms similar to migraines.

How are migraines treated?

Your treatment plan for migraines may initially include medications that relieve migraine pain when it happens. There are also medications you can take to reduce the frequency and severity of throbbing migraine pain.

Wellspring Clinic’s headache center also offers Botox therapy to treat chronic migraines, which describes 15 or more migraines in a month. Botox is an injectable therapy that prevents migraines from occurring. Many people notice results as early as four weeks after starting treatment, but it can take several months of therapy to experience the full benefit of Botox injections.

Because certain food additives, stress, poor quality sleep, and other factors can contribute to migraines, Dr. Arene also provides strategies you can use to avoid potential migraine triggers.

Call Wellspring Clinic to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for migraines or book an appointment online today.