Migraines Specialist

AccuHealth Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in Saint Louis, MO

Migraines can be intensely painful, and they can also cause other symptoms like light sensitivity and severe nausea. Chronic migraines can be effectively managed with the right approach, and even if you have migraines only sporadically, there is effective help available. When you have a migraine that just won't quit, come into AccuHealth Urgent Care in St. Louis, Missouri anytime -- no appointment needed. Though no appointment is necessary, you may also call or book an appointment online.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines, as migraine headaches are commonly called, are a kind of headache that can cause extreme pain. Migraines can also cause a number of other symptoms, sometimes becoming severe enough to be incapacitating. This type of a headache is generally considered to be the most severe. If you suffer from migraines, getting treatment is important, or these headaches can significantly interfere with your quality of life.

How often do migraines happen?

It varies by patient. Some patients just have migraines a couple of times a year. Others may have migraines several times a week, or even on a daily basis in the worst cases.

How long do migraines last?

This varies by patient, but most migraines last for at least four hours. Some migraines can last for an extended period of time -- up to 72 hours in some cases. Prompt treatment can greatly lessen the duration of a migraine headache.

What are the most common symptoms of a migraine headache?

The most common symptom of migraine headaches is a persistent pulsing pain in the head. Usually, the pain occurs on either the left or the right side of the head, but it may rarely occur on both sides. Other possible migraine symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Sensitivity to some smells

These symptoms can be so severe that they render the sufferer incapacitated. Many patients who suffer from chronic migraines may miss work, school, or social obligations due to their migraine symptoms if they don't get treatment.

How are migraine headaches treated?

The team at AccuHealth Urgent Care is dedicated to giving you migraine relief as quickly as possible. Treatment is customized based on your symptoms, your pain level, and other individual factors. If you're in the throes of a migraine when you arrive, our doctors can administer medicine immediately. If you suffer from chronic migraines, there may be several good treatment options. This can include daily oral medication, as needed oral medication, and nasal sprays. With preventive treatments like these, many migraine patients start to have fewer migraines, and the migraines that do occur tend to be less severe and shorter in duration.