As primary physician clinics deplete and merge with urgent care centers, it has led to increased access for patients requiring medical treatment without going to the ED. For migraine patients, having this access is ever more crucial to improving the healthcare industry and how physicians treat migraines in different settings. For those who suffer intense migraines and cannot wait for their specialty appointment or medication refill, primary-urgent clinics like ours can present to patients a faster alternative. But does primary-urgent care provide better treatment than specialty clinics for migraines?
Meta-Title: How to Wrap Your Head Around Migraines
Meta- Description: If you’re suffering from intense migraines, find out why visiting a primary and urgent care center may be the best options for headache relief.
What Studies Say About Migraine Relief
Many adults who have migraines are often left with an unusual dilemma when learning about treatment options and preventative methods. This dilemma involves what quality of care they will receive, which includes what proper medications are needed to control their migraines and what physicians will be able to provide enough attention to treat and prevent migraines effectively. According to a study reported in Preventative Medicine Reports, these subtleties in pattern and changes in procedures vary, and that preventative measures for migraines often rely heavily on the physician’s expertise and familiarity with migraine treatments.
Throughout the study, migraine-preventative patterns were observed throughout primary and specialty care practices between 2006 and 2009, with patients over 18 included in the study. Over 72% of migraine medications were prescribed by primary care physicians, with the majority of those medications including beta-blockers, antidepressants, and triptans for short term preventions for migraines. On the other, anticonvulsants, triptans were prescribed more by neurologists and psychiatrists. By observing the collective data of these prescriptions, researchers found that while there weren’t any significant differences in prescription patterns for antidepressants and beta-blockers, there were prescription patterns that determined the medication based on the patient’s presence of other conditions, such as depression and hypertension.
Why Choose Primary/Urgent Care?
At our primary and urgent care center, we can narrow down the selective causes of your migraines by observing your medical history, associated conditions, and other factors and provide instant pain relief. For migraine relief, our clinic works to provide migraine treatment through:
- Long-term management: Chronic migraines can be debilitating when present every day, and for those who regularly suffer from migraines, our team can not only provide treatment but also provide recommendations for migraine prevention and management
- Revisit Prescriptions: If your current medication doesn’t help you find relief, our team can be here to discuss your medications and how well they work at treating your migraines
- Immediate Treatment: For migraines severe but not life-threatening, we can provide immediate treatment such as intravenous injections containing Zofran, Toradol, and other medications to help you feel better
For migraine relief, if we are unable to provide treatment, then we will recommend you to the best specialists in the area to help understand migraine triggers, what may cause your migraines, and medications to better manage them. At MD First Primary & Urgent Care, we’re here for you and can help you with any of your urgent needs.