Migraine Information Greeneville TN

According to Christina Peterson, MD, author of The Women’s Migraine Survival Guide (HarperResource, 1999) and president of HEADquarters Migraine Management, a consulting firm in Portland, Ore., a migraine is a recurring headache lasting four to 72 hours that may also be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, pain that’s made worse by routine physical activity and pain that is throbbing or pulsating in character.

Harry Joseph Stumm III, MD
(423) 787-7090
1410 Tusculum Blvd Ste 2600
Greeneville, TN
Specialties
Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ziad Blaik
(423) 638-1913
1107 Temple St
Greeneville, TN
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Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Rebekah Crump Austin, MD
(423) 392-2887
2 Sheridan Sq Ste 200
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1998

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Timothy Darrell Thomas, MD
(865) 546-0157
501 20th St Ste 505
Knoxville, TN
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Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Gregory Barnes
(615) 322-3000
1301 Medical Center Drive #3823
Nashville, TN
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M
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Neurosurgeon
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Jonathan A Turoff
(423) 638-0541
1410 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN
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Neurology

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Steven D Graham MD
(615) 329-0100
2410 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
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Neurology

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Michael Richard Gallagher
(423) 265-2233
1010 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
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Neurosurgery

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Robert Stickley Hines, MD FACS
150 Roller Rd
Unicoi, TN
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.David Uskavitch
(615) 298-4486
1301 Medical Center Drive #3823
Nashville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Neurologist
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Hospital: Vandeerbilt Neurology Practice
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Personal Journey - End the Migraine Pain

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by Lynn Ginsburg

If there was one thing in life I never wanted to encounter firsthand, it was a migraine headache. When friends who suffered from them would try to describe just how agonizing they could be, I could only sympathize and gratefully acknowledge how lucky I was to be spared that kind of recurring pain.

Unfortunately, my luck ran out. When my first migraine struck, it started out just like any old headache. I experienced a dull ache near my sinuses—nothing to cause any great concern. But the pain slowly evolved into a red hot, stabbing sensation all over my head. I started to feel dizzy and noticed a strange, shimmering quality to my vision. The pain grew so severe that the slightest movement made me feel acutely nauseous. This was unlike any headache I’d ever had before. And then it hit me—my symptoms matched those of a migraine, and as the searing pain swept over me, I clearly understood what my poor friends had been experiencing all these years.

Fortunately, my migraines—caused by a tumor on my pituitary gland—were only temporary. After surgeons removed the growth, the migraines went away permanently. Other sufferers aren’t so lucky. Their migraines recur frequently over the course of their lifetimes.

What is a migraine?

According to Christina Peterson, MD, author of The Women’s Migraine Survival Guide (HarperResource, 1999) and president of HEADquarters Migraine Management, a consulting firm in Portland, Ore., a migraine is a recurring headache lasting four to 72 hours that may also be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, pain that’s made worse by routine physical activity and pain that is throbbing or pulsating in character. “Twenty percent of migraines are preceded by an aura or other neurological warning sign that is visual in nature,” Peterson explains.

Seymour Solomon, MD, director of the Headache Unit at Montefiore Medical Center and professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y., says that a migraine may be characterized by an imbalance of the biochemistry in the brain and may also involve swelling or inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain. “The environment or the body itself can be the triggers, but the causes of many migraines are unknown, and an attack can occur without any obvious external cause,” Solomon says.

About 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, according to a study from the American Headache Society, and the World Health Organization reports that about 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men worldwide suffer from migraines.

Conventional medical doctors commonly prescribe abortive drugs (usually triptans) to stop migraines. These drugs, unfortunately, can only stop a headache once it starts (they can’t prevent it from happening), and they are indicated for patients who suffer migraines at most a few times a month. People who suffer more than that generally take a variety of preventative medications. “The success...

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