Headaches are a common health condition, but one that can seriously impact any person’s overall quality of life. While there are several different types of headaches, migraines are by far the most common. Migraines cause severe pain that can last for hours or even days. Whether you have migraines or other intense and debilitating headaches it can drastically impact your overall quality of life.
Headaches can be a symptom of another health issue, or a condition on their own. They can be caused by stress, injuries or occur entirely on their own. Migraine headaches may also be caused by abnormal brain activity.
The most common symptom of a headache is, of course, pain in the head. This pain can occur in the front, sides or back o the head. Sometimes headaches can come with other symptoms including:
Depending on the type of headache, different people may have different symptoms associated with their headaches.
After a consultation, your doctor will be able to diagnose the type of headache you are dealing with and may ask you to keep track of symptoms and triggers. While there is no cure for headaches, or migraines, there are pain management treatments available that can help people get back to feeling like themselves by managing the associated pain.
Our pain management doctors can help you find a treatment that works for you, your lifestyle and your unique type of headache.