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.
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:
Occasionally, doctors cannot determine an exact cause for chronic headaches and migraines. However, these are some of the most plausible reasons for the condition:
If you feel pain right behind your eyes, it may be due to the Trigeminal Nerve in your face being activated.
When your neck or head muscles tighten, they create tension that can lead to headaches and migraines.
Certain hormones like estrogen and serotonin will lead to headaches when their levels fluctuate.
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:
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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