Status migraines are considered one of the most severe types of migraines. A status migraine is a migraine attack lasting more than 72 hours. The pain caused by a migraine is from dilated blood vessels in the brain and the inflammation of surrounding tissue and nerves. Extended dilation of the blood vessels means an increased risk of stroke. Status migraines are serious and should be considered an emergency. Those experiencing a status migraine should seek medical attention immediately. Dr. Traci Purath has years of headache neurology experience and understands the seriousness of status migraines. Traci is able to quickly and accurately diagnose status migraines and determine the most effective migraine treatment methods. Visit Purath Headache & Neurology, S.C for the highest level of care and migraine headache treatment.