Migraine Pain

Get relief from debilitating migraines.

The 2.7 million migraine sufferers across Canada know that a migraine is more than just a headache. Migraine attacks cause horrible, throbbing pain (often through one eye or one side of the head) that’s paired with extreme light, sound, and scent sensitivity as well as nausea and vomiting. Some sufferers even experience visual disturbances or temporary blindness.

Lasting anywhere from four to 72 hours, while most people are symptom free between attacks, some will have a migraine day after day for weeks. Chronic migraine is classified as having 15 or more attacks per month over a three-month period.

While the causes of migraines remain unknown and there is no cure for this debilitating condition, treatments can help provide some relief from attacks or lessen symptoms.

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Anatomy of a migraine.

Migraines come in many forms, but the two most common are migraines without aura and migraines with aura.

A warning of an upcoming migraine, most sufferers experience an aura, which is a nervous system symptom. Auras can be visual (flashes of light, blurriness or distorted vision) or sensory (pins and needles), and they can affect movement (muscle weakness) or speech (difficulty speaking). However they manifest, auras generally last about 20-60 minutes before the onset of the migraine attack.

Following the migraine attack, sufferers experience a post-drome, which is often described as a zombie state that includes confusion, moodiness, weakness, dizziness, and continued sensitivity to light and sound.

Migraine triggers.

While modern medicine doesn’t yet understand the cause of a migraine, they appear to be both genetic and/or environmental. However, we do know common triggers for migraine attacks: estrogen fluctuations, stress, weather or pressure changes, certain foods, alcohol, caffeine, sleep irregularities, and medications.

Why choose External Affairs?

At EA, our team of physicians and physician assistants (PAs) take a holistic approach to treating migraine patients. EA physicians have been trained by neurologists that have, through experience and study developed the most advanced protocols for dosing and placement of the neuromodulator.

Our physicians have been successfully treating migraine patients for many years. Our clinic deals with all the paperwork regarding AHS, the pharmacy and your insurance company, making your treatments as hassle-free as possible for you.

AHS covers the injection fee while your insurance company covers the majority of the drug cost. We make it as easy as possible for suffers to gain relief from the debilitating pain of recurring migraine headaches. Our team also assesses lifestyle, nutrition, and hormonal influences to improve patient outcomes.

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