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Migraine Specialist

Premier Neurology

Neurology Specialists located in Rockwall, TX & Dallas, TX

Migraine attacks, which can last for 72 hours if left untreated, can lead to widespread symptoms that seriously lower your quality of life. If you suffer from migraines, contact Syed Hussaini, MD, MPH, at Premier Neurology in Rockwall or Dallas, Texas, for a comprehensive evaluation to determine which types of migraine solutions are available for you. Book your migraine exam online or call either clinic to speak with a team member directly.

Migraine Q & A

What is the difference between migraines and headaches?

Headache is an umbrella term for several conditions that are characterized by head, face, and neck discomfort. They’re often symptoms of underlying medical conditions, such as a strain, injury, or infection. 

Migraine is a neurological condition that has severe headaches as a primary symptom. Even though migraine isn’t well understood, doctors do know that this chronic condition stems from imbalances in brain chemicals. Hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and even sleep disorders can trigger migraine issues. 

How does a doctor diagnose migraines?

Premier Neurology provides comprehensive diagnostics for migraines. After all, it’s important to understand the underlying cause, so your neurologist can design the most effective treatment plan. To better understand why you suffer from migraine attacks, your doctor may:

  • Perform an electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Order an MRI or CT scan
  • Run laboratory testing

During your migraine evaluation, your doctor also spends time examining you and evaluating all of your symptoms. Let your neurologist know if you have experienced any of these migraine issues, either in the past or present:

  • Visual disturbances, such as flashing lights
  • Throbbing head pain on one or both sides 
  • Dramatic mood changes 
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Nausea or vomiting

Because migraines can affect your school, work, and enjoyable activities, it’s important to come into Premier Neurology anytime you have any of these migraine-related symptoms. 

How do I get relief from a migraine attack?

Your migraine treatment plan from Premier Neurology includes solutions to prevent ongoing migraine attacks or lessen their severity, as well as to minimize your current discomfort. Your neurologist may recommend any of the following:

  • Pain medications
  • Antinausea drugs 
  • Botox® injections
  • Triptans (which block pain pathways) 
  • Antiseizure or antidepressant medications

Your dedicated physician also talks with you about lifestyle changes that may help with migraines. They counsel you about common migraine triggers — such as alcohol and certain cheeses — so you can identify your triggers to help lower your risk of migraines in the future. 

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your migraine evaluation at Premier Neurology, before your next attack begins. You can also call the office nearest you directly.