Are you looking for the best Migraine Specialist in Chennai? Don’t worry. You have landed on the right page. Here is Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar OroFacial Pain Centre, with 18 years of experience in providing specialized treatment for migraines, sleep disorders and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

Dr.Dhivya Dilipkumar has a mastership in orofacial pain from Roseman University of Health Sciences, USA. She has been mentored by the world’s renowned TMJ migraine specialists.

What is Migraine?

A migraine can be a muscular, neurological, or vascular condition that causes severe headaches. Sometimes a migraine can be a combination of all these conditions as well.

Migraine also comes with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, difficulty in speaking, numbness, tingling sensations, and sensitivity to light and sound.

In general, migraines cause abnormal activity and blood flow in the brain.

How are migraines treated by Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar at the Orofacial Pain Centre?

Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar first understands the history of headaches after having a brief conversation with the patient. In the next step, the type of migraine is evaluated. A migraine can be caused by a muscular condition, or sometimes it might be a combination of vascular and muscular conditions as well.

A migraine that is caused by muscular condition is treated with trigger point injections, muscle relaxation therapies and exercises. This type of migraines cannot be identified through MRI scans. The only way to identify this type of migraine is by understanding and evaluating the patient history.

Migraines that are caused due to vascular condition are treated using medications.

Abortive medications: These medications are used when you experience pain. Take the medication as soon as you have pain. By using this type of medication, some of the symptoms subside.

Preventive medications: These medications are prescribed when there is a severe headache. These medications are also taken on a regular basis to prevent headaches.

Today, most patients suffer from migraines that are caused by muscle stress. But these migraines are not properly diagnosed due to lack of information. Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar Orofacial Pain Centre is India’s first clinic that is specialized in providing treatment for migraines that are caused by muscle stress. Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar has 18 years of experience and has also treated 1000’s of patients with migraines, sleep disorders, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

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What are the types of Migraines?

There are many types of migraines. Let us see each migraine in detail.

Migraine without aura: These migraines don’t have any aura associated with them, and these types of migraines are not caused by health problems. Some of the common symptoms of these migraines are

  • Pain is moderate to severe.
  • Pain gets worse when physical activity is involved.
  • You become sensitive to light or sound.
  • You might experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Migraine with aura: These migraines are associated with aura. Some of the characteristics are

  • Difficulty in visualizing. You might see light flashes, blind spots, double vision, and temporary blindness.
  • Difficulty in speaking.
  • Numbness.
  • Difficulty in talking or unclear speech
  • Difficulty in controlling movements.

Chronic Migraine: Chronic migraine is a combination of migraine and tension headaches. Sometimes chronic migraines occur due to the overuse of certain medications. This type of migraine lasts more than 15 days in a month. Chronic migraines may also lead to anxiety, depression, arthritis, and high blood pressure levels.

Acute Migraine: Migraine that does not fall under chronic migraine is called as acute or episodic migraine. This migraine attacks occurs upto to 14 days in a month.

Vestibular Migraine: Migraine associated with vertigo is referred as vestibular migraine. These migraines cause dizziness and imbalance in the body.

Menstrual migraine: Female hormones, especially estrogen, are associated with this type of migraine. Women experience this type of migraine during ovulation, menopause, and pregnancy.

So if you experience any of these symptoms, do schedule an appointment with the best migraine specialist in Chennai, Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar, who has 18 years of experience. She is also a certified specialist for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, sleep disorders, and migraines.

How Long Does a Migraine Last?

A migraine may usually settle after four hours, but in some cases, it can last up to 72 hours. If it lasts more than that or if you have severe pain, do contact the best Migraine specialist in Chennai, Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar , with 18 years of experience in providing specialized treatment for migraines, sleep disorders, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

What are the causes of Migraine?

The exact cause of migraine has not yet been discovered. But it is believed that migraine might be due to genetic, neurological, and environmental factors. Let us see some of the common causes of migraine.

Genetics: Like diabetes and blood pressure, migraines also tend to run in families. If any of your family members have migraines, the chances of migraines affecting you are higher.

Neurological Disorders: We already know that migraine is a neurological condition that is caused by nerves in the brain. So people with weak nervous systems are prone to getting migraines. Changes in the brainstem and blood flow in the brain can lead to migraines.

Chemical Imbalances: Migraines are often caused by an imbalance in serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a multifunctional neurotransmitter that regulates sleep. Low levels of serotonin can cause the blood vessels to constrict and dilate. Due to this process, migraines are triggered.

Food Triggers: Migraines can be caused by the use of processed foods, artificial colors, and preservatives.

Hormonal Factors: Hormones play a vital role in inducing migraines. Women who have low estrogen levels or an irregular menstrual cycle can have migraines. In general, women are more commonly affected by migraines than men.

Environmental Factors: Environmental factors also play a huge role. Some of the common environmental factors are extreme cold or heat, exposure to allergens, and changes in the weather that may trigger migraines.

What are the different stages of Migraine?

There are three different stages of migraine.

Prodrome stage: During this stage, symptoms start to occur 1 or 2 days prior to the headache. Some of the common symptoms during this stage are irritability, food cravings, yawning, hyperactivity, neck stiffness, and depression.

Attack Stage: This is the stage where a migraine actually attacks the person. Some of the symptoms are headaches, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Postdrome Stage: This phase starts after the attack phase. During this phase, a person might experience mood swings. A mild or dull headache may persist.

These symptoms may differ from person to person. So it is always advisable to get help.

What is Migraine in children?

Migraine in children is similar to migraine in adults. Children also experience pain on both sides of their heads during migraines. One of the most common migraine types in children is abdominal migraine. In abdominal migraine, children might feel pain in the abdomen instead of the stomach. Other common symptoms of this type of migraine are loss of appetite, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.

What is Migraine during pregnancy?

Women are prone to migraine attacks during delivery because of hormonal changes. In such cases, women might have preterm deliveries and low-weight babies. Always seek professional help for migraines during pregnancy.

How do I prevent migraines?

  • Migraine cannot be cured, but it can be controlled by taking some preventive measures.
  • Have an adequate amount of water, as water plays an important role in maintaining body balance.
  • Focus on good-quality sleep for 8 hours without any disturbances.
  • Move or stretch your body to increase the blood flow.
  • Try to avoid stress and tension by using coping mechanisms.
  • Limiting the usage of screen time
  • Quit smoking and alcohol usage.

Home remedies for Migraine

  • Isolating yourself in a dark room to avoid light and sound triggers
  • Massage your scalp to reduce the intensity of the pain.
  • Placing a cold cloth on your head or neck will also help.

Sometimes, home remedies will not help, and you might need medical assistance. So you can make an appointment with the best migraine specialist in Chennai, Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar who has 18 years of experience in treating migraines, sleep disorders and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

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PROF. DR. DHIVYA DILIPKUMAR MDS, PHD, F.TMD, F. OfP, FSL, FDSM

ORTHODONTIST, OROFACIAL/TMJ PAIN SPECIALIST & SLEEP DISORDER SPECIALIST

Migraine FAQs

Who is the best migraine specialist in Chennai?

Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar is the best migraine specialist in Chennai with 18 years of professional experience in treating migraines, sleep disorders and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

How do you differentiate between a tension headache and a migraine headache?

A tension headache appears on both sides of the head. The pain is also mild to moderate. Migraine headaches often appear on one side of the head with moderate to severe pain. During a migraine headache, a person might experience nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

Can Migraines be operated through surgery?

Migraines cannot be operated through surgery.

How do I choose the right doctor for Migraine?

Certification and Specializations: Look for a doctor who is certified and specializes in migraine treatment.

Experience: Ask about the doctor’s experience in treating migraines. Also check for their success rate with migraine patients.

Patient reviews and recommendations: Check for doctors' reviews and recommendations. Reviews can be both online and offline.

Communication: Effective communication plays a major role in migraine treatment. So choose a doctor who can understand about your concerns. A good doctor might answer your doubts and also involve you in the treatment planning.

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Do schedule an appointment or make a call to consult the best Migraine specialist in Chennai, Dr. Dhivya Dilipkumar who has 18 years of experience in treating migraines, sleep disorders and TMJ’s (temporomandibular joint) disorders.

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