June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (#MHAM), and the headache, migraine and cluster communities are working together to gain awareness and recognition of headache disorder as a legitimate neurobiological disease, to encourage those with headache or migraine to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment, and to let individuals with headache disorder know that there are new treatments available.
Migraine is very common – you are not alone! Migraine affects nearly 30 million people in the United States, 12% of people 12 years and older. It is more common in women (17% vs 6% in men). Nearly 25% of migraine sufferers frequently lose time at work, home, or in social settings due to migraine. More than 50% of sufferers have difficulty functioning or require bed rest during a headache attack.
Discuss your symptoms with your healthcare professional. Diagnosing migraine depends on clear communication with your healthcare professional. There is no test to show that you have migraine — diagnosis is made by discussing the history of your symptoms. Often, tests that are conducted are done to rule out other potential conditions.
Treatment options: Lots of research is going on for the treatment of migraine headaches and other headache disorders. Both abortive and prophylactic medications are available with both oral and injectables, Botox injections, Nerve blocks, Vyepti infusion and neuromodulation devices available for migraine headaches.
For more information, or to make an appointment with the headache specialist, call (513) 612-1111.
Madhuri Vallabhuni, MD
Dr. Vallabhuni is a Board Certified Neurologist and a Headache specialist who has expertise in the following:
1. Headache disorders including migraine and cluster headaches and Trigeminal autonomic Cephalalgias.
2. Botox injections for migraine headaches.
3. Nerve blocks including ONB, SOB,STB,ATB and SPG blocks.
4. Epilepsy, Dementia, Stroke and Neuropathies.
Scheduling: (513) 612-1111