Suggestion of a doctor for migraines?

stethoscope and ophthalmoscopeAnonymous asks:

Over the last few years I've been getting recurring migraines. My primary care doctor gave me some basic advice (stay away from red wine, for example), but that hasn't really helped. Can anyone recommend a good neurologist, or other type of doctor, in the Albany area for migraines or headaches?

Got a suggestion for Anonymous? Please share.

photo: Flickr user a.drian (cc)

Comments

I'm still working on this issue myself, but Dr. Hart in Clifton Park seems to know what he's talking about -- I've gotten a good impression from him so far. (I think he has an office in
Albany somewhere, too.)

I absolutely recommend The Headache Clinic at Schenectady Neurological Consultants. I have been going there for a few years now and find them much better than other neuros that I have been to in the area (I have had migraines for close to twenty years). I have received advice on natural treatments, prescription meds (including preventative), infusion treatments and even botox. I see Dr. Bruno Tolge but I think they are all very capable.

http://schenectadyneuro.com

Dr. Verdini in Troy - hands down. Absolutely one of the most compassionate doctors (regardless of specialties) I have ever encountered.

I would find one working at a teaching hospital such as St. Pete's or even better Albany Med.

Well, I've never seen a neurologist for mine so I can't help you there but 7 years ago I went to a chiropractor for a hip injury and after several adjustments, my migraines decreased significantly. I still go once per month to Delmar Chiropractic for maintenance. I am not completely migraine free but I'm no longer in what I considered chronic-pain. Now I'm a strong proponent of Chiropractic care for migraines.

Seconding the chiropractor recommendation. As a long time headache sufferer, I can tell you that getting regular adjustments has made a huge difference in frequency and severity.

Also, when you see an MD, make sure they've confirmed it with a CT or MRI. Almost any headache that goes on long enough without treatment can present with nausea, noise and light sensitivity, all classic markers of migraines.

I'm 3rd in on Chiropractic. Middleburgh Chiropractic cured my migraines back in 1996. I still go in for a "tune-up" every couple of years, but I have been migraine free...

Dr. Charles Argoff at Albany Med is a neurologist who specializes in chronic pain, and has authored books on the subject. I suffered for years before finally seeing him. He got to the bottom of my problem within just 5 minutes of speaking with me. If only others had taken the time or had the knowledge. Call 262-5226.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Gawking at the new Schenectady train station

In a bit of a surprise the new Schenectady train station opened this past Wednesday, a few weeks ahead of the announced schedule. The $23... (more)

A little push up the hill

Wrapped into my update this past week about what it's been like to use a bike as one of my primary ways of getting around... (more)

A collection of castle day trips

This part of the country is dotted with castle-like structures, full of history, mystery, romance, and fairytale. Here's a handful of castles that are within... (more)

Classics of Science Fiction at The Linda

A multi-day get-together called Classics of Science Fiction will be at The Linda in Albany November 1-4. Blurbage: Guests include authors, artists, podcasters, cosplayers, business... (more)

Cuomo leads in Q-poll, NTSB still hasn't examined limo from deadly Schoharie crash, Schenectady and GE

Q-poll shows Cuomo with strong lead The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Andrew Cuomo with a 23-percentage point lead over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro. [Spectrum]... (more)

Recent Comments

I ride every day to work, and also after work for exercise. I love the concept of being a person who happens to ride a bike. There's a level of bike riding, with the high performance gear and sleek clothing, that makes riding seem like its not for everyone. I try to avoid markers like that, and always wear regular clothing/shoes/backpack with dumpy-looking bike. One concession is bike gloves.

Gawking at the new Schenectady train station

...has 4 comments, most recently from Walter Clark

A collection of castle day trips

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jsc

A little push up the hill

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ryan H

Today's moment of mural

...has 3 comments, most recently from Rich

A year later I'm still using a bike to get around town -- here are a few thoughts about how that's worked out

...has 13 comments, most recently from Randal Putnam