Headaches And Migraines Specialist

Texas Direct Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Plano, TX

Few things can stop a normal day in its tracks faster than a migraine or severe headache. The team at Texas Direct Primary Care offers fast, effective relief to men and women in Plano, Texas, and the greater Dallas area. Don’t let a headache keep you on the sidelines when you can find relief through on-site medical care in your home or office. Reach out by phone to book your visit, or try the simple online scheduling tool.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

Texas Direct Primary Care

What is migraine?

To some, a migraine is simply a really bad headache. In reality, migraine is a collection of severe neurological symptoms that can be absolutely incapacitating.

Researchers aren’t sure of the exact cause of migraine, but believe that problems with your brain chemicals and nerve pathways are to blame. There also appear to be both genetic and environmental factors that increase your risk of migraine.

What are some symptoms of migraine?

No two men or women share the exact same experience of migraine, and your symptoms can even vary from one migraine attack to the next. Some symptoms of migraine include:

  • Severe head pain, on one or both sides of your head
  • Pain that throbs or pulses
  • Sensitivity to sounds, light, or even scents
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Sensation of weakness or numbness in your face or body
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood swings

If you experience a severe headache accompanied by any of these symptoms, seek medical care right away.

Is it possible to prevent migraines?

If you suffer from frequent migraines, you may be able to identify environmental triggers and avoid them when possible. Some of the more common migraine triggers include:

  • Certain food, especially salty or highly processed foods
  • High-stress levels
  • Sensory stimuli like bright lights, loud sounds, and strong smells
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Weather changes
  • Certain medications
  • Alcohol and caffeinated beverages
  • Hormonal shifts (in women)

While not all of these triggers can be avoided, you can take steps to try and avoid situations where there is a high likelihood of encountering migraine triggers.

How are migraines and severe headaches treated?

At Texas Primary Care, you’re always treated by a medical professional. An experienced nurse arrives to assess your condition. You’ll see a physician via a mobile teleconference system, and your doctor can prescribe any necessary medications swiftly.

One of the fastest ways to relieve migraine pain is through customized IV hydration therapy. You’ll receive an IV drip tailored to your exact needs. Your treatment might include multiple B vitamins and other micronutrients in addition to pain or anti-nausea medication.

Because your treatment is administered intravenously, you’ll begin to feel the benefit right away. One reason why IV therapy is such a popular treatment path for migraine and severe headaches is due to these swift results.

Don’t let severe headache or migraine pain derail your day. Schedule an appointment with Texas Direct Primary Care online or by phone for fast and effective relief.