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To migraine sufferers, a pain in the head isn’t so simple and can be excruciating.
When your vision is affected, you can’t sleep and nausea overcomes you, it’s hard to stand, sit or lay down, let alone function even close to normal.
Migraines are triggered by a number of factors including hormonal changes, stress, anxiety and dietary changes. They can last a few hours or a few days. Some people experience them only a few times a year; others every few days. They can start as a dull pain and grow into a throbbing pain.
Treatment varies, too. As no two people are alike, how migraines affect an individual vary widely. Over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine and ibuprofen can be effective as well as nausea medicines. A variety of prescription medicines are also used for treatment.
Sometimes self-treatment or getting in for a visit with your regular doctor is near impossible when that headache just won’t go away. When that happens, you need to resort to an acute care center like Frontline ER.
Our ER physicians and staff are familiar with migraines and the impact they have on a patient’s body. Calm and kindness are as much a part of the treatment as any drugs or physical treatment. When you can’t find care at home or your own doctor isn’t available, please turn to us. We are open 24/7, even when your doctor or infusion center isn’t open. And since we are an ER, no physician referral is required for acute migraine treatment.
On a recent Instagram review, a patient said of Frontline: “The nurses and doctors at Frontline are always so kind and understanding and they know exactly how to treat migraines.”
We are equipped with a clean and safe environment, private rooms, the latest in lab and dispensary facilities and the best-trained ER staff in the business. And we bill as in-network for your insurance.
Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.