How do you know whether what you’re experiencing is a migraine or not? Aside from the obvious intensity and severity, there are other symptoms associated with migraine:
- pain behind one eye or ear
- pain in the temples
- seeing spots or flashing lights
- sensitivity to light and/or sound
- temporary vision loss
Treatment for migraine usually starts with over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen. If migraines persist or worsen over time, stronger pain medications may be prescribed by a primary care physician. However, people who suffer from frequent migraines report that pain medication often does not help and they search for alternative therapies. This is where neurofeedback comes in.