Chronic migraines are debilitating—and they can be tough to manage on your own. With our experts at your side, you don't have to.
Seeing a neurologist for migraines is often the turning point that gets someone on the road to recovery. Here at Harbor View Neurology, migraines are one of the problems we treat most often.
Migraine Relief That Works For You
Every patient we see has the same goal: More migraine-free days and less severe pain when headaches do occur. Our aim is to make that happen in the way that works best for you.
Your headache doctor will start by asking about your health history and lifestyle. This gives a sense of when your migraines started and if there are underlying issues that might factor into your symptoms. Your doctor will also learn about how pain impacts your daily life and your preferences for treating it. After getting to know you, we'll talk about diagnostic tests that can show us more about your pain.
We'll use this big picture to suggest possible treatments and decide on the best option together.
Depending on your symptoms and goals, we might recommend:
- Preventive medications. Medicines that can help prevent migraines include prescription analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), stimulants and nerve pain medications.
- Botox. Our doctors are experts at administering Botox for migraines. These injections are FDA-approved to treat chronic migraines by blocking pain signals in the brain.
- Self-care and alternative migraine therapies. We offer ways to relieve your symptoms naturally. Stress management, getting more sleep and adjusting your diet can all make a difference. We can also consult on options like acupuncture or muscle relaxation.
Finding the perfect approach doesn't always happen right away, so we'll keep an eye on your progress and make adjustments as needed. Once you partner with us, we'll always be here for you.
Our Migraine Doctors
The neurologists here at Harbor View are experienced at treating migraines in both hospital and outpatient settings. They have the skills and expertise to help you effectively manage your headaches no matter your symptoms or pain severity.
Our headache specialists have also completed fellowships in electromyography. This is a special tool used for studying nerve and muscle pain, including migraine pain.
Schedule an Appointment with a Migraine Specialist
Call us at 631.621.4094 to learn more or book an appointment. Keep in mind that your healthcare insurance may require a referral from your primary care doctor.