Migraines Specialist

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM -  - Functional Medicine

Advancing Health & Healing LLC

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Functional Medicine & Holistic and Integrative Medicine located in Tucker, GA

If you get frequent and severe headaches that stop you in your tracks, depending on the expert care at Advancing Health & Healing LLC. Vintonne Naiden MD, FACOG specializes in functional medicine and alternative approaches to discover and treat the root cause of your migraines. To put an end to the discomfort of migraines and restore your quality of life, call the office in Tucker, Georgia, or book a consultation online.

Migraines Q & A

What is a migraine?

A migraine is an excruciating headache that throbs relentlessly. When a migraine strikes, it can make you so nauseous that you become sick, or so sensitive to light that you have to stay in a dark room with the blinds closed.

How long do migraines last?

A migraine can come on quite suddenly and resolve in a few hours or it can linger for four or five days. Whether it comes and goes or lasts several days, migraines are characterized by four phases:

Prodrome

Sometimes called the pre-headache, the prodrome comes on a few hours or days before a migraine hits and has its own symptoms, such as food cravings, excessive yawning, constipation, irritability, and fluid retention.

Aura

The aura is a short-lived but frightening hour or so where your vision blurs, you can’t find words to communicate, your muscles weaken, your face is numb and you are hypersensitive to smells.

Headache

Even though it’s called the headache phase, unfortunately, a migraine often affects your whole body. During this stage, the migraine headache can last up to three days and be accompanied by vomiting, depression, chills, anxiety, and nasal congestion.

Postdrome

Also called the post-headache, the postdrome is the final stage of a migraine. As you recover from the episode, you feel sluggish, hungover, and drained.

What causes migraines?

It’s not completely clear what causes migraines, but studies point to environmental and genetic factors as the most likely cause. It’s also probable that hormonal fluctuations, food additives, stress, and allergies can trigger a migraine.

How are migraines treated?

Advancing Health & Healing LLC offers the best functional medicine care in Atlanta. Dr. Naiden focuses on alternative methods to prevent migraines from happening. Her goal is to allow your body to heal itself with minimal or no prescriptions.

When migraines do strike, she customizes natural treatments that suit your needs and medical history. Some of the methods she may use to treat you include:

  • Bioidentical hormones to stabilize hormone fluctuations
  • Sleep studies and improvements
  • Elimination dieting to identify and remove food allergies and triggers
  • Nutritional counseling

For comprehensive migraine support, call the office in Tucker, Georgia to schedule an appointment or book online.