Chronic Headaches and Migraines

We have all experienced occasional headaches that go away once we take over-the-counter medications. However, some individuals experience headaches that persist. Chronic headaches and migraines affect individuals for more than 15 days within a month.

Chronic Headache Symptoms The Pain Center Boise

The signs and symptoms of chronic migraines and headaches can vary per patient and depend on several factors. In general, these are some of the most common symptoms experienced by people with chronic headaches:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Tightening, throbbing, or pulsing headache
  • Pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Sensitivity to sounds and light
  • Runny nose
  • Redness of the eyes

Occasionally, doctors cannot determine an exact cause for chronic headaches and migraines. However, these are some of the most plausible reasons for the condition:

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation

If you feel pain right behind your eyes, it may be due to the Trigeminal Nerve in your face being activated.

Neck and Head Muscle Tightening

When your neck or head muscles tighten, they create tension that can lead to headaches and migraines.

Changes in Hormone Levels

Certain hormones like estrogen and serotonin will lead to headaches when their levels fluctuate.

Environmental factors and lifestyle

Headaches and migraines can be triggered by certain environmental and lifestyle factors such as weather changes, stress, lack of sleep, and caffeine use.

There are several treatment options for chronic headaches and migraines. Your doctor will help you determine the right treatment approach, depending on the cause of the migraine or headache. However, doctors can also prescribe a treatment plan that prevents migraines and headaches if they cannot determine the condition's cause.

The popular treatment options for migraines and headaches include the following:

  • Medication such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, NSAIDs, Botox injection, and anti-seizure medicines.
  • Non-medical treatments, including behavioral therapy, occipital nerve stimulation, biofeedback, acupuncture, chiropractic appointments, and massages.
  • Lifestyle changes to help you manage your migraines and headaches. Your doctor might recommend more sleeping hours and avoiding smoking cigarettes, too much sugar, or consuming caffeine.
Chronic Headache Causes The Pain Center Boise

Schedule a Consultation at the Pain Center

At The Pain Center, we can help you effectively combat chronic headaches and migraines. Our pain specialist will work with you to find the right treatment option to relieve your pain and get you back to feeling good. We keep up with the latest research to provide you with the best care, accept all insurances, and have offices conveniently located in Boise and Caldwell.

Please schedule an appointment with our qualified pain specialist by calling us or submitting a contact form today.


Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life, until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD and The Pain Center have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

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Boise Phone: (208) 342-9800

Boise Fax: (208) 342-4223

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