Why Are My Migraines Worst in the Spring for NewJersey Patients?

shutterstock_578268592While migraine headaches have a variety of triggers that may affect patients all year round, some patients are particularly troubled in the spring when allergies are at their peak. Inflammation in the noses and sinus areas aggravate contact trigger points in the nose. As little as 1mm of inflammation may be all you need to irritate the nerves deep in the sinuses setting off a migraine. Some patients with a deviated septum or concha bullosa (an air bubble in the middle turbinate found in 15pct of people) may be particularly vulnerable.

Approximately 1 in 4 one women and 1 in 12 men suffer migraines. Hormonal changes may account for the higher rate of female sufferers. Other triggers may include: stress, fluorescent lighting, chocolate, red wine, and caffeine are also believed to set off attacks.

Regardless of the trigger migraines can be painful and debilitating to those who get them. It’s critical to seek treatment when they become disruptive to everyday life.

How Are Migraines Treated?

1) Self-Care: Avoid triggers such as stress and diet modifications
2) Medications: Antipsychotic, Analgesic, Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug, Stimulant, Nerve pain medication, Triptan, and Neurotoxin (Botox)
3) Seek Specialists Assistance

If your migraines persist, schedule a consultation at our NYC or Englewood, NJ location: Book or call: NYC: (201) 408-5430 or NJ: (201) 408-5430