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Advanced Pain Institute

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.

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Migraines Q & A

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.

 

  • Stress
  • Physical activities
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medication
  • Certain foods or ingredients
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Environmental and seasonal factors
Aside from head pain, migraines can have other symptoms including:
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen temples
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

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:

    • At first, your physician will assess your symptoms to determine the best way your migraine can be treated and relieved while preventing future migraines.
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    • If needed, your physician can prescribe medications like anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants if muscle tension is contributing to the migraines.
    • For migraines that involve inflammation or nutrient deficiencies, anti-inflammatories as well as nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes might be recommended.
  • Dr. Micheal Mineheart and the Advanced Pain Institute will provide personalized treatment plans to meet your unique needs and bring you relief from painful migraines.

Isaac MICHEAL MINEHART, M.D.

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Dr. Isaac Michael Minehart is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management for the treatment of chronic pain.