Best Migraine Doctors in Kansas City
Migraine Treatment Offered by Kansas Pain Management
- Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
- Supraorbital Nerve Block
- Occipital Nerve Block
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- IV Infusion Therapy
What is a Migraine Headache?
What are the Types of Headaches?
There are over 200 different types of headaches that are divided into two main categories: primary headache and secondary headache. A primary headache is one that develops on its own and not as a result of another health problem. The most common types of primary headache include tension-type headache, migraines, and cluster headaches. A secondary headache is one that results from another health problem.
What are the Types of Migraines?
Migraine without Aura
Migraine with Aura
Migraine With Brainstem Aura
How are Migraines Diagnosed?
A healthcare practitioner must recognize a pattern of recurrent headaches, the accompanying symptoms, and the medical and family history in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
What Triggers a Migraine?
Hormonal Changes: Female patients tend to have migraines more frequently right before and right after their menstrual periods.
Food and Drinks: Excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption can often trigger a migraine, as well as skipping meals and being dehydrated.
Irregular sleeping Patterns: For some patients, not sleeping enough or sleeping too much can trigger a migraine as well.
Weather changes: A migraine may be caused by a change in the weather or barometric pressure.