Migraine and Headache
About Migraine and Headache Pain
There are many types of headaches, and the causes and symptoms of each can vary greatly. The most common headache is known as a tension headache and is caused by muscle tension. Another common headache, a migraine headache, affects over 10 percent of the population. Rare forms include the trigeminal neuralgia headache, cluster headaches and hemicrania continua. The pain experienced from a headache can range from a dull ache to a completely debilitating experience.
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What are the Causes?
The most common headache triggers include stress and anxiety, skipped meals, alcohol use, eye strain, lack of sleep, exposure to smoke, and drug withdraws. Migraine pain can occur due to enviornmental factors, for example consuming certain foods.
Headache Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of headaches will vary by the degree and type of headache. For instance, a tension headache produces a dull, achy pressure on the temples, forehead and scalp. Tension headaches can also produce difficulty in sleeping and concentrating. Cluster headaches, on the other hand, are characterized by debilitating pain on one side of the head. Cluster headaches often produce a watery eye and nasal congestion on the same side of the face that is experiencing pain.
Migraine Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of migraines vary from person to person, but they are often accompanied with severe pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine pain can be extremely debilitating. “Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down.” — Mayo Clinic on severe migraine pain
Other common symptoms of migraines include dull to sever throbbing near the back of the head or around the eye, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, and numbing or tingling sensations. Some patients have even reported intense neck pain accompanying their migraine attack. Migraine symptoms can last anywhere between a few hours to a few days.
Treatment Options for Migraine & Headache Pain
If you are in need of a headache or migraine specialist, look no further than Advanced Pain Care. Headache treatment begins by identifying the cause so that we can treat the source of your pain directly. At Advanced Pain Care, initial treatment typically involves one or more of a variety of medication options. If medication does not significantly alleviate pain, we will progress to other treatment options, such as nerve blocks.
No matter what, our doctors will work hard to find and treat the source of your discomfort. We have locations across Central Texas to serve you: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Waco and Cedar Park.