Millions of Americans suffer from chronic headaches and the cause of each type of headache varies. Unfortunately, most headache disorders do not go away by taking over-the-counter medication and demand specialized care by a physician. There are a variety of treatment options and while most people cannot find relief, Dr. Apelian has proven success in diagnosing and treating headaches, especially migraines.


Migraines typically cause a throbbing sensation in one area and this pain intensifies in the proceeding hours. The headache disorder is accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms: vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, distorted vision, irritability, nasal congestion, or scalp tenderness. So what is the science behind migraines? The pain associated with migraines happens when waves of activity trigger chemicals to narrow the blood vessels. These chemical changes cause a migraine headache.

Symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Hot flashes
  • Vertigo
  • Jaw pain
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Nasal congestion
  • Scalp tenderness

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