Somerset, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2016 -- Anyone who has ever suffered a migraine understands the intense pain that accompanies one. Extreme sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting and head pain are common side effects of this affliction. The University Pain Medicine Center grasps the seriousness of migraines and offers advice for people who endure this pain.
A headache is pain that comes from the upper neck or head. A migraine headache is the pulsing or throbbing of one area in a person's head. This pain can last from just a few hours up to a few days. The four stages of a migraine are prodrome, aura, headache (attack) and postdrome.
Diagnosis for migraines takes into account a person's family history, a physical and neurological examination and the symptoms one is experiencing. Further testing includes computerized tomography (CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), blood tests and a spinal tap.
Migraines can be caused by genetics, environmental factors and an imbalance in serotonin levels. Common triggers for these serious headaches include stress, sleep changes, alcohol, caffeine, hormonal changes in women and environmental changes.
The University Pain Medicine Center suggests treatment options such as acupuncture, over-the-counter and prescription pain medicine, preventative medications (anti-depressants, anti-seizure drugs, etc.) and hot or cold compresses.
Their certified physicians provide world-class pain relief therapy for their patients. They can come up with a treatment for migraines and a variety of other conditions such as arthritis, back pain, cancer pain, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, sports injuries and much more.
Patients can turn to the University Pain Medicine Center when dealing with migraines and can learn more by contacting them via phone (732) 873-6868 or by visiting online at http://upmcnj.com/.
About The University Pain Medicine Center
The University Pain Medicine Center is a medical practice that is committed to helping patients manage their acute and chronic pain or recover from their injuries. In particular, they specialize in using minimally invasive techniques treatment options and procedures to help patients find relief from back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder pain, and much more. Their board-certified physicians work out of five office locations in New Jersey and New York, and those who would like to learn more about the practice, or find the nearest location, are encouraged to visit http://upmcnj.com.