Migraines & Headaches

 More than 28 million Americans suffer from disabling headaches known as migraines. At Banner Health, we understand pain and fatigue from severe migraines and frequent headaches disrupt your life. Our neurology specialists diagnose and treat this discomfort.

Causes of Migraines & Headaches

Our doctors study the triggers of migraines and headaches by eliminating certain variables. These foods often cause discomfort in people with migraines:

  • Alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Caffeine and/or caffeine withdrawal
  • Chocolate
  • Cheese
  • Fatty foods

At Banner Health, we consider a thorough list of triggers. Ask yourself whether these factors are present to your daily life:

  • Allergies
  • Environment (bright lights, smoke, strong odors)
  • Hormone levels during your menstrual cycle or during the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Minor head injury
  • Sleep (too much or too little)
  • Stress
  • Weather changes

Treatments for Migraines & Headaches

Each person experiences migraines and headaches for different reasons. No matter the symptoms, there are solutions to the pain. We offer imaging and blood tests to get rid of your discomfort completely. Our neurology team works with you to come up with a treatment plan based on the frequency, severity and duration of your migraine headaches. These effective plans will help you return to a lifestyle free of pain.

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