Chronic Migraine

Find out more about chronic migraine and how Torrance Pain Institute can help you manage your pain, improve your quality of life, and get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Migraines are debilitating but can be easily prevented. But when it lasts for a certain amount of time, you might have a chronic migraine headache.

What is a chronic migraine headache?

Chronic migraine is a recurring headache that normally occurs for 15 days in a month. It is similar to other types of migraines in terms of symptoms but distinct in duration: low-frequency episodic migraines happen in less than 10 days, while high-frequency episodic migraines last for 10 to 14 days.

How is chronic migraine diagnosed?

Migraines typically have several symptoms, which include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Pain on either or both sides of the head
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Experiencing pain when seeing bright lights or hearing certain noise
  • Feeling tingling sensations in the face, feet, or hands

Chronic migraine has all of these but can be determined distinctively when the headache occurs in the span of 15 days.

To make an accurate conclusion, doctors may suggest patients to note down how many times they feel the pain on their head and other symptoms. By doing so, this also prevents the medical professional from providing the wrong medication or making any misdiagnosis.

What is the treatment for chronic migraine?

When you experience chronic migraine headaches, going about your daily routine can be difficult. Botox injection for migraine is an effective treatment, which is FDA-approved. Schedule a consultation with our pain management doctor at Torrance Pain Institute if you’re interested in getting botox for migraine injection.