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Migraine Specialist

Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS

Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Nutrition Consultant located in Fort Lee, NJ & Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Migraines are a common neurological condition, affecting 39 million people in the United States. The neurological pain condition may develop from a wide range of causes. At her practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS, focuses on finding and treating the root cause of your migraine so you get long-term relief. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Migraine Q&A

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a type of headache that causes an intense throbbing sensation. For most people, the pain is localized to one area of the head and may last a few hours or a few days.

Unlike other types of headaches, migraines may cause other symptoms, such as:

  • Visual disturbances (flashes of light)
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue

Migraine symptoms may appear before the pain sensation and you may continue to feel out of sorts after the pain has resolved.

What causes a migraine?

Researchers are still investigating what causes migraines, but they theorize it may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Changes in brain chemicals may play a role in the development of migraines, as well as how the brain interacts with nerve pain pathways.

You may notice that certain conditions, foods, or activities trigger your migraine. Common migraine triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Changes in sleep
  • Medications
  • Certain foods or food additives
  • Skipping meals
  • Physical activity
  • Hormonal changes

Migraines occur at all ages and even affect children and teens. You may be at greater risk of developing migraines if they run in your family.

What happens during a migraine evaluation?

Dr. Quraishi takes a holistic and integrative approach to care. When you come in for a migraine evaluation, she assesses your whole-body health to find the root cause of your pain condition so she can create the best treatment plan.

During your evaluation, she gathers information about the physical, emotional, environmental, and social factors that may trigger your migraine. She also asks about your usual diet, daily routine, and life stressors.

Dr. Quraishi conducts a physical exam and conducts extensive lab work to find the root cause of your problem, which may include checking for food and environmental allergies and nutrient deficiencies.

Your blood pressure may also trigger your migraines and Dr. Quraishi may suggest you invest in a home blood pressure machine to monitor your numbers and how they relate to your migraine symptoms. 

How are migraines treated?

Dr. Quraishi uses naturopathic therapies to treat your migraine. She creates customized treatment plans based on the root cause of your neurological pain condition to reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Personalized nutrition plan
  • Therapeutic-grade nutritional supplements
  • Herbal medicine
  • Stress management
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cleanse and detox

She works closely with you and empowers you to make the lifestyle changes that lead to long-term pain relief and better overall health and wellness.

For a holistic approach to your migraines, call the office of Humaira Quraishi ND, MS, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.