Migraine Specialist

Uptown Emergency Room

Emergency Room located in Dallas, TX

An estimated 38 million people suffer from regular migraine headaches. If you’re a migraine sufferer, you know how debilitating these headaches can be. At Uptown Emergency Room in Dallas, the experienced emergency staff can provide effective relief from migraine-related pain and nausea to get you feeling like yourself again. They can also provide resources to help you manage frequent migraines, including referrals to a specialist. Learn more about migraine pain relief by calling Uptown Emergency Room for an appointment or visit on a walk-in basis.

Migraine Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are headaches that cause pain ranging from moderate to debilitating. Pain often feels like a throbbing or pulsating sensation that can result in other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting. Pain and other symptoms can last for just a few hours or as long as three days.

When you have a migraine, you may notice you’re more sensitive to sound and light. You may also experience nasal problems, including stuffiness or a runny nose.

Some people experience warning signs of an oncoming migraine. These warnings, known as auras, may include flashes of light, vision blind spots, and tingling in your arms, leg, or face on one side of your body.

When should I see a doctor about migraines?

If you regularly get migraines, you may be able to successfully treat your pain at home using over-the-counter migraine medications and resting in a dark, quiet room.

If migraine pain becomes unbearable and home treatments aren’t working, you may want to seek help from the experienced physicians at Uptown Emergency Room. You should also seek immediate medical treatment if you experience a sudden, severe headache and symptoms like:

  • Seizure
  • High fever
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty speaking

These symptoms may indicate a more serious medical condition and require immediate attention.

How are migraines diagnosed?

Your Uptown Emergency Room doctor can often diagnose a migraine headache based on your symptoms and their severity. During your appointment, your doctor reviews your medical and family history and performs a physical exam to rule out other possible medical conditions.

What treatment options are available for migraines?

Depending on the severity of your pain, your doctor may recommend the prescription or over-the-counter medication to provide you with effective pain relief. If you also have persistent nausea or vomiting as the result of a migraine, your doctor may also be able to provide you with medications, such as anti-nausea medicine, to help you feel better.

There are also migraine medications available in both oral and injectable form to treat migraine pain. These treatments may be useful if other therapies haven’t worked for you in the past.

Your Uptown Emergency Room doctor may also refer you to a specialist for additional migraine treatments and preventive care.

To find relief for migraine pain, visit Uptown Emergency Room as a walk-in or call the office for more information.