Migraines are one of the most excruciating headaches you can experience, and they’re a major cause of long-term disability. If you suffer with migraines, you can get the medical care you need from the experienced team at WellCare. The practice is based in Overland Park, Kansas, but offers exceptional migraine care through telehealth appointments, allowing them to serve adults living throughout the state. Call the WellCare office or use online booking today to request a virtual or telephone visit and get relief from your migraines.
Migraines begin when something triggers nerves in your head, causing them to send out a surge of electrical signals. As a result, blood flow increases, flooding the area with inflammatory substances and causing a severe migraine.
Your nerves may be activated by any number of triggers, including:
Chocolate, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, processed meat, and fermented foods are some of the top food triggers.
Migraines may go through four stages. However, most people don’t experience all of them. Many only have phase 3, the migraine attack.
Migraines are renowned for causing other symptoms, including:
Without treatment, migraines last at least four hours and may continue for up to three days.
Your WellCare provider prescribes medications that you take at the first sign of a migraine to reduce your pain and make it go away faster. They can also prescribe daily medicines that reduce the frequency and severity of future migraines.
In addition to medications, your provider can help you identify your triggers. Learning to avoid triggers is a good way to significantly reduce or eliminate migraine attacks.
If your migraines don’t improve with customized treatment from WellCare, your provider may refer you to a specialist for alternative treatments like Botox® injections (for chronic migraines) and neuromodulation (using electrical impulses to regulate nerves).
You can get expert migraine care through telehealth visits by calling the WellCare office or requesting an appointment online.