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Migraines

Rincon Pain and Spine -  - Pain Management Practice

Rincon Pain and Spine

Pain Management Practice located in Tucson, AZ

If you’re among the 12% of Americans who suffer from regular migraines, the pain management team of physicians at Rincon Pain and Spine in Tucson, Arizona, can help. With the latest treatments for acute and recurrent migraines, the doctors take a comprehensive approach to resolving the source and symptoms of your migraine pain. Call one of the Tucson offices, or request an appointment using this website to learn more about your migraine treatment options.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are often categorized as a headache but are actually a neurological incident. When you experience a migraine, you typically experience severe pain on one side of your head as well as other symptoms, including:

  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Seeing flashes of light, blind spots, or zigzag lines
  • Vomiting and nausea

Migraines may occur occasionally, but some people are afflicted with them chronically. Chronic migraines, defined as 15 or more episodes a month, can altogether disable you and interfere with your ability to work, go to school, or perform daily chores and activities.


Why do some people experience migraines?

The reason people develop migraines or chronic migraines isn’t completely understood. The condition seems to have a genetic component and afflicts women more often than men.

If you’re prone to migraines, your dietary choices can trigger an episode. Some people find the food additive MSG, aged cheese, chocolate, and alcohol aggravating. Environmental triggers include bright lights and flickering images. Stress, missed sleep, low blood sugar, and dehydration are also causes in susceptible people.

As part of a comprehensive approach to migraine treatment, the team at Rincon Pain and Spine helps you identify your triggers and avoid them. This can help you reduce the number of migraines you experience.


What treatments are available for migraines?

The doctors at Rincon Pain and Spine look for the root causes of migraine pain. Sometimes, they identify nerve compression or misalignments in the neck, and then alleviating this neck pain resolves your migraine issues.

The team may also recommend certain prescription medications to help you find relief from migraines. Options include antidepressants and antihypertensive medications administered orally or via injection.

The doctors also offer BOTOX® injections, which are approved by the FDA for migraine treatment. BOTOX blocks neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain and stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck. The injections are administered every 12 weeks or so to key locations around your head and neck. 

If you suffer from recurrent migraines, the team at Rincon Pain and Spine offers a comprehensive approach to restore your quality of life and reduce pain. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.