Salinas Advanced Migraine Treatment
Effective Headache Care in Monterey County
Migraines are an intense form of headache with no one definitive cause.
Several factors may trigger your migraines, and determining the root cause
of the condition is key to eliminating them for good. Anyone who suffers
from episodic migraines knows how debilitating they can be. At Salinas
Valley Medical Clinic (SVMC), neurologist Patricia D. Scripko, M.D. has
made tremendous strides in migraine treatment and relief. Dr. Scripko’s
treatments are so effective that our migraine treatment has twice been
featured on the local news (KSBW and
Dr, Scripko’s migraine treatment emphasizes individualized care.
To determine what combination of treatments will most effectively combat
migraines, our team researches a patient’s medical history and what
factors trigger their migraines.
Migraine treatment may involve:
- Stress management
- Non-invasive technological devices that regulate brain activity
- Vitamins, herbs and mineral supplements
- Inpatient infusion program
A common problem encountered by migraine patients is their resistance to
medication. In an attempt to relieve headaches, many patients overconsume
medications to the point where they are no longer effective. Dr. Scripko
often takes patients off their regular painkillers and prescribes new
ones with specific instructions that will help to avoid developing a tolerance.
Inpatient Infusion Program
For particularly severe migraines, patients may want to consider the inpatient
infusion program. In this treatment, patients are admitted to the hospital
for five days, where they receive a powerful medication three times a
day through an IV. This treatment has proven highly effective, with a
majority of patients seeing immense relief and going on to become migraine
free. You can learn more about the program by calling Salinas Valley Medical
Clinic at 831-757-2058.