A migraine attack is a painful throbbing sensation in the head, usually on one particular side. The headache is sometimes accompanied by other migraine symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, as well as high sensitivity to light and sound. It can last from a few hours to several days and the intensity which ranges from mild to severe can be even crippling. A migraine is a disorder of the nervous system, particularly the brain, which can be triggered by genetic or environmental factors. If you are experiencing either chronic or acute migraine attacks, you should consult a neurologist for diagnosis. Migraine treatment will depend on the nature of the headache and the patient's medical history. The primary remedy is to take migraine medication after prescription from a doctor and put a temporary or permanent end to the pain. Apt stress management and relaxation techniques suggested by migraine specialists and neurologists have been also known to ease migraine symptoms in those afflicted.