The throbbing, pulsating one-sided headache that often characterizes a migraine attack can be quite debilitating. About 36 million Americans experience migraine headaches which last anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. Although the causes aren’t clearly understood, it is well established that migraines can be triggered by certain factors. Understanding and avoiding these triggers may help better manage your symptoms.
As a neurologist and epilepsy specialist on Long Island, I have always found that the best healthcare is achieved when doctors and patients work together as partners in figuring out the diagnosis and planning the best treatment. At North Suffolk Neurology based on Long Island, NY, we place an emphasis on taking a very detailed history and will ask you to share with us step-by-step details about your seizures, past medical history, prior testing, previous treatments and how epilepsy has impacted your life.