Do you suffer from debilitating migraines or headaches
Is it dominating your life, disturbing your enjoyment, interfering with your work, leisure and relationships? Sick of taking oral medications that don’t work and give you side-effects.
You are not alone – it is a very common condition affecting some 1 in 8 women and 1 in 12 men. A migraine attack is not just a severe headache. It is a complex neurological phenomenon where one can suffer one-sided headache, and other symptoms of nausea, visual disturbance, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Many sufferers are not greatly impaired, having only a handful of attacks a year and can get on with their lives. However, a small minority have what is called chronic migraine. These individuals suffer a more severe, established form of the disorder, where attacks are more frequent and sometimes last longer, with almost continuous daily headache.
Do you suffer from more than 14 days a month of headache? Are half or more migraine-like? You may have chronic migraine, and should be evaluated by specialists if you have not found a solution with the help of your family doctor.
Our team of specialist neurologists can tailor a treatment to suit your needs. We have a range of options and this may include recently clinically demonstrated highly effective and acceptable injectable therapy for which you may qualify for a rebate under Medicare/PBS.
If you think you may be suffering from chronic migraine, we may be able to help you. Don’t suffer alone – come in for an assessment with the professionals.
To find out more or to make an appointment, call Sydney North Neurology on 02 82871900 or MigraineDoctor (Australia-wide) on 1800 321789.
We are located in Naremburn in North Sydney and have clinics interstate.
See sydneynorthneurology.com.au for details. All visits will require a doctor’s referral.
Article by Dr Karl Ng for Sydney North Neurology and Neurophysiology
Dr Karl Ng, MBBS (Hons 1) PhD FRCP FRACP CCT (Clin Neurophys)
Conjoint Assoc. Professor - The University of Sydney
Neurologist | Director Neurophysiology | Senior Staff Specialist | Royal North Shore Hospital