Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Are you searching for an effective treatment to ease the frequency and severity of your migraines? At Medical Compass MD in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, and Setauket, New York, on Long Island, David Dunaief, MD, has a solution that can reverse migraine headaches. To get help for your migraines from an integrative and functional medicine physician, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
A migraine is a chronic headache that causes a throbbing or pulsing sensation on one side of the head. The severity and frequency of migraine headaches vary.
If you have migraines that affect your quality of life, schedule an appointment at Medical Compass MD. Dr. Dunaief is an integrative and functional medicine specialist who combines conventional medical treatments with lifestyle modifications to treat and eliminate migraine headaches.
Migraine symptoms occur in phases, although not everyone with migraines goes through each phase every time they have a headache.
Migraine phases include:
About 24 hours before your headache, you may experience food cravings, mood changes, or uncontrollable yawning. These are prodrome phase symptoms.
An aura is a neurological symptom that causes visual disturbances like flashing lights or blind spots. This phase may occur right before or during your headache.
Your headache pain may start out moderate and gradually worsen over time. During your migraine headache, you may have nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migraine pain may last a few hours or a few days.
After your headache, you may go through the prodrome phase. During this phase, you feel exhausted and weak.
Every appointment at Medical Compass MD lasts an hour. During your migraine consultation, Dr. Dunaief reviews your medical history, concerns, and goals. He does a physical exam and reviews your current lab work.
He also checks your body composition using a body analysis scale, which measures your body fat mass and percentage, muscle mass, and hydration status. Dr. Dunaief also orders new labs to check inflammatory markers and nutrient levels.
Once your lab results return, he has you come back to the office to review the findings and your treatment plan.
Dr. Dunaief takes an individualized approach to migraine care. He combines conventional medical treatments with lifestyle modifications to reduce the frequency and severity of your migraine headaches.
To reverse migraines and help his patients reduce or eliminate their medication, Dr. Dunaief uses the low inflammatory foods everyday (LIFE) diet. This whole-foods, plant-based diet is proven to be an effective tool for migraine pain.
Dr. Dunaief published a case study in the British Medical Journal Case Reports showing reversal of migraines with the LIFE diet.
To find out more about migraine treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunaief at Medical Compass MD by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.