Painful and often disabling, migraine and headache disorders affect more than 36 million people in the United States and are ranked by the World Health Organization as one of the 10 most disabling diseases on the planet. At The Hammett Clinic in Columbia, South Carolina, neurologist David Hammett, MD, and his team specialize in the treatment of migraines and other causes of head pain. They offer some of the most innovative treatments available, including Botox® injections. To get relief from your migraine pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A migraine is a type of headache that often begins with a dull ache that progresses to an incessant throbbing and pulsating pain that can be felt at the temples, as well as in the front or back of one or both sides of your head. In addition to the pain, you may also experience nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to noise and light.
Around 15% of migraine sufferers also experience what’s known as an aura before the onset of the migraine attack. During an aura, you may have:
Your aura symptoms can last up to an hour before the head pain begins.
Dr. Hammett and his team at The Hammett Clinic conduct comprehensive examinations when you come in with concerns about migraines or head pain.
During your initial visit, the team asks you a number of questions about the specifics of your attacks and your medical and family history. When you provide specific details, the team is better able to craft a successful course of action for your needs. Before you visit The Hammett Clinic for the first time, think about your answers to the following questions:
Dr. Hammett and his team want nothing more than to help you get relief from your pain, and the comprehensive examination helps direct your treatment plan.
Dr. Hammett creates individualized treatment plans based on your specific circumstances and conditions following the migraine protocol. Some of the treatment options include:
Dr. Hammett began working with Botox during its early stages of research and development and has helped many people find relief from their migraine pain using this innovative injection therapy.
Yes, Dr. Hammett is a headache specialist and offers treatment for many head conditions, including chronic headaches, head injuries, and concussions. The team discusses your symptoms with you and takes the time necessary to assess your particular situation and develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
For expert management of your migraine pain or other head condition, call The Hammett Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.