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Migraine Headaches

A migraine is an intense headache that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from hours to days if untreated.

More than one in 10 Americans (including one in six women) have migraines, but many have been misdiagnosed as a sinus or tension headache. They are believed to be hereditary, meaning they often “run in the family.”

What causes migraines?

Doctors do not know exactly what physical or chemical processes in the body cause some people to be susceptible to migraines. There are, however, several common “triggers” that can set off migraines in those who do suffer from them.

  • Flashing or flickering lights
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Physical overexertion
  • Hormonal changes
  • Consuming certain foods – common culprits include MSG, red wine, cheese, chocolate, and processed meats

How are migraines treated?

First of all, there are many at-home treatments you can try to help manage migraine pain, including:

  • Laying down in a dark and quiet room
  • Put a cold compress over your forehead or behind your neck
  • Massage your scalp and/or temples
  • Eat a healthy diet and avoid any foods known to trigger your migraines
  • Drink some caffeine, but limit it to just one or two servings a day
  • Reduce stress
  • Over-the-counter pain medications – talk to your physician first to determine the best option and appropriate dosage

For severe or chronic migraines, Twin Cities Pain Clinic offers several effective treatment options:

Schedule an appointment with Twin Cities Pain Clinic to learn how we can help relieve your migraine headache pain.


Telemedicine and in-clinic appointments available. Schedule today: 952-841-2345