The Importance of MRI Brain Scans for Migraine Sufferers

Migraines can be debilitating, affecting millions of people worldwide. If you are one of the many individuals who suffer from migraines, then you know how frustrating it can be to feel like there is no effective treatment available. Migraines should be diagnosed by your doctor, and in some cases an MRI scan can be useful to help rule out other causes for you headache or migraine. In this blog post, we’ll explore why MRI scans are so crucial for migraine sufferers and how they can help uncover underlying causes that may have been missed before. So, grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we delve into the importance of MRI brain scans for those struggling with migraines!


How MRI Brain Scans Help with Migraine Sufferers ?

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a type of scan that uses powerful magnets   to create detailed images of the inside of the body. MRI scans are painless and safe, and they provide valuable information about the brain and how it is functioning.

For people with migraines, an MRI brain scan can help identify any abnormalities or changes in the brain that could be causing headaches or triggering migraine attacks. Ruling out these secondary causes can help doctors develop a more effective treatment plan to reduce the number and severity of migraines attacks a person experiences.



The MRI exam itself is painless and takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will lie on a table that slides into the MRI machine. You will be asked to stay still during the exam so that the images are clear. You may hear some loud noises during the scan, but earplugs will be provided to help block out the noise.

After the scan is complete, the Radiologist will review the images and provide a report to you that you can share with your doctor. Your doctor will then discuss the results with you and work out a treatment plan with you.


In conclusion, an MRI brain scan can help identify any potential underlying causes of migraines or headaches and provide insight into how to better manage your symptoms.  With a proper treatment plan, you can look forward to improving your quality of life.

Dr. Tamer Elholiby

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