Restoration of Greensboro

Pain Management Physicians located in Greensboro, NC

More than 37 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, which accounts for 12-13% of the population. While migraines are difficult to address under normal circumstances, if you suffer from chronic migraines that resist treatment, you could benefit from a pain management specialist like Dr. Charles Plummer. At Restoration of Greensboro, Dr. Plummer helps patients in Greensboro, North Carolina, free themselves from the bonds of debilitating migraines. To learn more, call or request an appointment using the online booking tool.

Migraine Q & A

What are migraines?

There are many different types of headaches, but migraines rank near the top of those that cause the most pain and disruption in your life — especially if you have chronic migraines. This distinction means that you suffer at least 15 migraines every month for more than three months in a row.

Migraines usually affect one side of your head and they can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Because of the debilitating symptoms, these headaches hijack your well-being for as long as they’re present.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Migraines are fairly complicated headaches that can lead to a host of symptoms. Each person is different, so symptoms vary, but usually include:

  • Pain on one side of your head
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Vision issues

Some migraine sufferers experience an aura before a migraine attack, which is characterized by vision distortions. You may also feel odd sensations throughout your body (like pins and needles) and numbness on the side of your face.

After the migraine attack, you typically feel weak and moody.

What causes migraines?

Researchers have yet to identify the cause of migraines, but they believe that imbalances in your brain’s chemistry may play a role, as well as genetics and environment.

While research is ongoing in this field, the medical world is left to come up with effective treatments to battle the pain and discomfort of recurring migraines.

How are migraines treated?

Dr. Plummer is a pain management specialist who treats patients who have unsuccessfully tried other treatments, such as medications and Botox®. If you’ve worked with a neurologist to alleviate your migraines to no avail, Dr. Plummer offers medical management strategies that take the teeth out of life-altering migraines.

After studying relevant information from your previous evaluations, including MRIs,

Dr. Plummer provides opioid and nonopioid medications to help you overcome the symptoms of treatment-resistant migraines, allowing you to regain some normalcy in your life.

To learn more about treating chronic migraine pain, call Restoration of Greensboro, or fill out the form online to schedule a consultation.