Patients suffering migraine headaches can consult with a neurologist and receive world-class migraine treatment at the John R. Graham Headache Center at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. The Center has received international recognition for clinical excellence, for research on women's issues, and for pioneering new approaches to migraine treatment.
A migraine is a headache with throbbing or pulsing pain, often on one side of the head. A person with a migraine may be very sensitive to light and sound, and may also become nauseated. Some people see flashing lights or zigzag lines and may temporarily lose their vision. Approximately 12 percent of people in the U.S. get migraines, and women experience migraines three times more often than men.
Many people who get migraine headaches can identify triggers that seem to start the onset of symptoms. Common triggers include:
Migraine treatment depends on many factors, including the patient's age, overall health and medical history, as well as the severity of the migraine headache and tolerance for specific medications or therapies. Migraine treatment at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital may include:
To contact the John R. Graham Headache Center, please call 617-983-7580. The Center is located at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Patients may also consult with physicians in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital about a broad range of neurological conditions and treatments, including sleep disorders, Alzheimer's disease symptoms and Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, and an EMG test to detect abnormal electrical activity in the muscles.
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