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Headache Treatments

Headaches arise from countless reasons, and many headaches simply pass. But, if you consistently suffer from headaches, they can diminish your quality of life.

What’s more, some types of headaches are extremely painful and can interfere with your ability to work, exercise, or spend time with loved ones.

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What Are Some Different Types of Headaches?

There are many different types of headaches, and the classification will determine the treatment plan.
Some of the most common headache types include (but are not limited to):

Chronic tension headaches

  • Tension headaches tend to start in the back of the head and move forward to surround the head.
  • These may be linked to heightened sensitivity to stress and pain and involve mild to moderate aching or dull pain.
  • This can become a chronic condition.

Migraines

  • Migraines are some of the most intense headaches you can experience.
  • These intense, debilitating headaches are often accompanied by dizziness and nausea.
  • They may last anywhere from four hours to three days.

Whiplash headaches

  • Whiplash headaches develop after a whiplash injury (characterized by a violent back and forth moving or jerking of the neck).
  • This chronic condition can start immediately after the injury or later.
  • Traditionally, pain starts at the base of the skull and radiates up through the head.

Occipital neuralgia

  • Occipital neuralgia develops after irritation or injury of the occipital nerve (base of the skull through the scalp).
  • This is commonly associated with severe pain (throbbing, piercing pain, and electric shock-like pain) and muscle spasms.
  • This can cause extreme sensitivity to light.
  • While it can affect both sides of the head, it is usually localized to one side.

Why Should I Choose the Advanced Relief Institute for My Headache Treatment?

There are many types of root causes of headaches. The specialists at the Advanced Relief Institute dedicate the time and effort to determining your exact triggers so they can develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for your needs.

Our skilled team offers a collection of interventional pain management and alternative therapies to reduce the frequency or severity of headaches.

What Causes Headaches?

Headaches result from a number of different reasons.

Some common causes of headaches include (but are not limited to):

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Eye strain
  • Holding the head in one position for too long
  • Compression of nerve roots
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain medications
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain foods

How Are Headaches Treated?

Whether you’re suffering from migraines, chronic tension headaches, whiplash headaches, or occipital neuralgia, our specialists will work with you to devise a strategic treatment plan.

With our multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, we will find a lasting treatment to alleviate your headaches.

Some common treatment options include (but are not limited to):

Is There a Recovery Period After Headache Treatment?

If you undergo interventional pain management therapies (including steroid injections, nerve blocks, radio-frequency application, or nerve stimulators), you may have some sensitivity and discomfort in the treatment area. Your doctor will advise you on whether there is any downtime associated with your treatment.