Migraine headaches can be painful, debilitating events that disrupt every aspect of life. But they can also be managed.
It’s important, though, to understand there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, says Neerali S. Bernard, D.O., a neurologist at Sutter Davis and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “The ideal migraine treatment is the one that balances pain relief, medication side effects and life demands,” she says. “For example, a college student may prefer to give up a little pain relief to avoid medication side effects that affect their ability to concentrate.”
Understanding your options will help you work with your doctor to find the migraine treatment that’s best for you.