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Headache & Migraine Treatment
Headaches are one of the most common health problems doctors and other health care professionals treat. Although a lot of people describe any moderate to severe headache as a “migraine,” there are actual specific criteria used to identify migraine, tension, and other headache varieties.
Doctors and other health professionals consider most headaches painful, annoying, or even debilitating to a patient. However, they cause little risk. Most people suffering from a headache can feel better by making a lifestyle change, eating a healthier diet, learning meditation or relaxation methods, and/or taking medication.
Migraines are different from other headaches because they can cause symptoms that include nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and they often get worse with slight physical exertion.
Common Causes of Headaches
The most common type of headache is a tension headache and is caused by tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and/or jaw. They may be related to stress, depression, anxiety, a head injury, or holding your head and neck in an abnormal position. Tension headaches often start at the back of your head and spread forward on both sides. The pain can feel dull or squeezing. Your shoulders, neck, or jaw can also feel tight or sore.
Migraines are severe headaches that usually occur with other symptoms, such as vision changes or nausea. The pain may be throbbing, pounding, or pulsating. It tends to begin on one side of your head, although it may spread to both sides.
You may have an “aura” (a group of warning symptoms that start before your headache). The pain usually gets worse as you try to move around.
These headaches may be triggered by foods such as chocolate, certain cheeses, or MSG. Caffeine withdrawal, lack of sleep, and alcohol can also trigger migraine headaches.
Rebound headaches are headaches that keep coming back and often occur from overuse of painkillers. Patients who take pain medication more than 3 days a week on a regular basis can develop this type of headache.
At Spring Creek Medical Center, our team of medical providers help patients successfully recover from chronic headache conditions. Get in touch with us today to learn more information on how we can help.
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