Migraine headaches are one of the most common types of headaches. Migraine headaches are severe, usually one-sided, throbbing headaches that often occur with nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light or sound. The cause of migraine headaches is unclear. They belong to a class of headache sometimes referred to as benign headaches. These types of headaches are considered benign because they are not caused by a tumor, aneurysm, or other underlying medical disorder. Benign headaches may be mild or severe, occur occasionally or frequently, and last a couple of hours or several days. However, they are not caused by an underlying medical condition.
When an underlying medical condition is causing headaches, the condition is usually a fairly common problem, such as strain or arthritis in the neck, a dental problem, or a sinus infection. Very few headaches are actually caused by a serious medical condition. More than 50% of people who have migraine headaches have never been accurately diagnosed and so do not receive effective treatment. Treatment and management of migraine headaches may involve medication as well as a combination of other therapies, such as stress management, exercise, preventive physical therapy, relaxation therapy, acupuncture. Treatments that combine other approaches with limited use of medication are often successful. People who have frequent headaches may need treatment to help prevent their headaches, so that they do not need to rely on the frequent use of pain relievers.
Dr. Maria Dolgovina, offers diagnosis and treatment of general neurological conditions and disorders. She brings together extensive clinical experience, compassion, and state-of-the-art equipment in addressing your neurological needs. Dr. Dolgovina takes pride in encouraging each and every patient to play a vital role in their treatment.
Our Neurological Staff understands the importance of giving each patient the attention and care they would offer friends and family in time of need. Our mission is- improving the level of health care in our community, our way is -putting our patients needs first and making a trip to the doctor as pleasant as possible.