Migraine Headaches: From Bulging Discs to Botox

Ling Li, M.D., Ph.D. of Deuk Spine Institute offers advanced treatments for excruciating migraine headaches

A patient with migraine symptoms describing a pulsating, throbbing headache, causing sensitivity to light and sound and even eliciting nausea is not an uncommon occurrence, according to Ling Li, M.D., Ph.D. of Deuk Spine Institute in Melbourne.

“Headaches and migraines affect 28 million people in the U.S.,” says Dr. Li. “The symptoms can be agonizing and keep those suffering from being able to lead active lives. Luckily, the field of neurological treatment is rapidly advancing and there are new treatments available for these excruciating migraine headaches.”

Dr. Li is a double board-certified neurologist and brings impressive credentials as both an M.D. and Ph.D.  Dr. Li recently joined the team of expert physicians at Deuk Spine Institute in Melbourne and Titusville as an extension to the minimally invasive fight against back and neck pain and conditions of the spine.

“Dr. Li is an asset to our practice and to the community. Her extensive expertise in advanced treatment of neurological disorders brings new state-of-the-art options to treat conditions such as migraines, tremors, memory difficulty, nerve damage and more,” says Ara Deukmedjian, M.D., CEO of Deuk Spine Institute and president of the Brevard County Medical Society. “We are happy to have her on our team.”

Other symptoms treated by Dr. Li include memory loss, numbness of the feet or neuropathy and balance disturbances in addition to headaches and migraines.

Migraines are more prevalent among women. In fact, almost two thirds affected are women. Advanced treatment options now include options such as botox injections that can quickly alleviate symptoms including sensitivity to light and sound causing excruciating pain.

“Many women lead busy lives and can’t risk being slowed down by an agonizing migraine headache,” says Dr. Li. “Since we wear many hats nowadays in the workforce, as mothers and so much more, these new advancements in headache treatment and prevention are important information that people need to know about.”

How do you know if you are having a migraine?

  •  Pain is localized to one side of the head.
  •  Pain lasts from 4 to 72 hours.
  •  Pain is accompanied by sensitivity to light and/or sound.
  •  Pain is accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting.
  •  Family history of migraines.

If you have severe headaches consistent with the above symptoms, you may be experiencing migraines. A neurologist should be consulted to diagnose and treat the condition. Dr. Ling Li, M.D., PhD. is currently accepting new patients and can accommodate appointments within 2 weeks. For more information, call 1-800-349-6922 or visit www.DeukSpine.com.

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