Lakeview Health System
Headaches


What is your headache trying to tell you? 

Many women experience headaches on a regular basis. But if your headaches are causing debilitation (the need to lie down and avoid work, home or social activities) and over-the-counter products aren’t helping, it might be time to seek help. Migraine headaches affect about 36 million Americans; yet a large number of migraine sufferers are unaware of the true nature of their condition and simply call their illness a “headache.”

Migraine headaches are most common in men and women from their 20s to their 50s but can affect people of all ages. The World Health Organization places migraine as one of the 20 most disabling medical illnesses on the planet. If you experience headaches, try keeping a headache diary where you can note the days, time, length, medications used and other symptoms surrounding your headaches. This can aid your doctor in helping you establish a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Our neurologists at Stillwater Medical Group have helped hundreds of people manage their migraines through medication and simple lifestyle modifications. Call 651-439-1234 to learn about taking control of your headaches.

Donna Koning, MD 
Neurology, Stillwater Medical Group