Migraines Specialist

Pacific Northwest Primary Care & Laser Aesthetic Services

Laser Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Tacoma, WA

Do you deal with pulsing, throbbing migraines? Laural Schaberg, ARNP, is a compassionate primary care practitioner at Pacific Northwest Primary Care in Tacoma, Washington, who offers effective solutions to treat migraines, such as Botox® and Sphenocath®. The health specialists can also evaluate your nutrition, sleep quality, stress management, and other important lifestyle factors to determine what is causing or exacerbating your migraines. To get rid of your pain, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Migraines Q & A

What causes migraines?

Research is ongoing as to what causes migraines. One possible cause is an imbalance in the chemical serotonin. Serotonin levels are typically reduced when a migraine attack occurs, and this can trigger your trigeminal nerve to release certain neuropeptides to move toward your brain’s outer covering, thus resulting in head pain.

What are migraine triggers?

Some factors can induce migraines, such as:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain foods or additives
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Stress
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Physical exertion
  • Medication

Seasonal changes and other changes in the environment can also induce migraines.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Migraines can come with symptoms other than head pain, such as vomiting, nausea, fatigue, swollen temples, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Migraine pain varies, and for some people, it can be disabling. If your migraines are negatively impacting your quality of life, visit Pacific Northwest Primary Care to find the right solution.

What are the treatments for migraines?

The health specialists at Pacific Northwest Primary Care provide a number of treatments for migraines, including:

Botox

Botox isn’t just to erase wrinkles. Botox can help prevent chronic migraines as well. Injections can temporarily paralyze muscle activity, thus easing muscle tension and relieving migraine pain.

Sphenocath

The Sphenocath is a device that delivers an anesthetic nerve block to a cluster of nerve cells located at the back of your nose. This collection of nerves controls facial and head pain. To receive treatment, your provider gently inserts a cotton-tipped section of the device inside your nose to administer the anesthetic and block the pain.

Your provider will also discuss other things that may be able to help you, such as:

  • Nutritional counseling and products
  • Counseling and resources for a healthy lifestyle
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories

The staff takes a holistic approach and will work with you to find the best ways to relieve your migraine pain and prevent future migraines.

To get rid of your migraines, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pacific Northwest Primary Care today.