Taking Away the Migraine Pain

If you’ve been experiencing migraine headaches, you might have thought there’s nothing you can do but suffer through these painful episodes.

Quite the contrary, there is something that can be done to relieve the pain and reduce the number of migraines (that can be excruciating for some people).

Dr. Eric Wright is board certified in migraine surgery procedures.

Contact Wright Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.

Facts about migraines:
Migraines affect 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion individuals worldwide. Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
[SOURCE: Migraine Research Foundation]

Migraines are vascular headaches that most sufferers commonly experience between the ages of 15 and 55. Of those, 70% to 80% have a family history of migraines.
[SOURCE: National Headache Foundation]

Clinical practice (backed up by formal scientific studies) has discovered that migraines often run in families.
[SOURCE: The Migraine Trust]

How does migraine pain start?
Agitated brain cells trigger the trigeminal nerve, which in turn releases chemicals that aggravate and cause swelling of blood vessels on the brain’s surface.
[SOURCE: National Headache Foundation]

Where does it hurts?
Migraine pain is more commonly felt around the eye or the temple area, but it can also arise in the face, sinus, jaw or neck areas.
[SOURCE: National Headache Foundation]

Four common trigger sites for migraines : frontal (eyes/forehead area), temporal (temples), rhinogenic (inside nose) and occipital (back of head).
[SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month.

Click here to learn more about migraines.