A sharp, stabbing migraine can ruin your day, impairing your mental focus and even impeding ordinary physical activities due to sheer pain. At the Advanced Pain Institute in Arcadia and Encino, California, Dr. Micheal Minehart is dedicated to treating migraines with innovative and reliable methods to relieve his patients’ pain and improve their quality of life. Along with these treatment options come thorough assessments of factors that can contribute to migraines, from sleep quality to stress management, nutrition and other lifestyle factors that might be causing, triggering or worsening migraines. Contact the Advanced Pain Institute to schedule a consultation.
There are multiple factors that contribute to migraines. Changes in the brainstem and interactions with major pain pathways can cause some migraines. Brain chemistry also plays a role, and serotonin level imbalances are associated with migraines as well as mood disorders. When migraine attacks occur, serotonin levels are usually reduced. This can stimulate the trigeminal nerve to release neuropeptides that lead to head pain. There are many factors that can contribute to head pain, and research is ongoing.
Migraine pain can be debilitating and severe. So if your migraines are impeding your ordinary activities and decreasing your quality of life, visit the Advanced Pain Institute and Dr. Micheal Mineheart will provide you with the quality care and treatment you need.
Dr. Micheal Mineheart and the Advanced Pain Institute offer the following treatments: