About Headaches and Migraines
Chronic headaches and migraines can be mild in nature or so severe that they are debilitating, which prevents individuals from living life vibrantly. Headaches can make the simplest of tasks challenging and can cause sensitivity to light and noise. There are two main types of headaches: primary and secondary. Primary headaches are typically not associated with a medical condition and are classified as tension or cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are usually caused by an injury or an underlying illness. Distinguishing between the two can be difficult, but our seasoned team at Tricity Pain Associates can help diagnose your ailment and provide a variety of treatment options. We have offices that are located all throughout the state of Texas and are proud to be serving our local communities with exceptional pain management care.
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The signs and symptoms for primary and secondary headaches will vary but may include the following:
- Intense or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
- Chronic, mild pain or sudden, severe pain of the head
- Sinus pressure or pain around the eyes
- Stiff neck
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness and/or impaired balance
Cause of Headaches/Migraines
Primary headaches are generally caused by overactivity of the blood vessels, muscles, and nerves in the head or near the neck. In addition, they can be the result of a certain lifestyle or environmental factors, such as stress, a busy work schedule, poor sleeping habits, and aromatic sensitivity to certain perfumes or smells. Primary disorders are sometimes called tension or cluster headaches. Secondary headaches and/or migraines can be caused by a medical condition, such as a sinus infection, influenza, meningitis, blood clot, ear infection, dehydration, or concussion. Some individuals may have occasional headaches that resolve within a short period of time while others may have habitual occurrences that last for days. When you visit Tricity Pain Associates, our team will review your medical history and discuss your condition to determine a proper diagnosis.
Treatments for Headaches
We understand how debilitating severe headaches and migraines can be and are dedicated to helping you discover the most appropriate solutions for you. Once our medical professionals have determined the source of your pain, we can review all of your treatment options to bring the relief you've been longing for. There are a variety of solutions available, such as BOTOX injections, oral pain medication, stress management techniques, and lifestyle changes. In some cases, all that is needed is a simple change or minor adjustment to your daily routine that makes a significant improvement. When you visit one of our Texas locations, we will create a custom treatment plan that suits your individual needs to help decrease the frequency of migraines and their symptoms.
Say goodbye to headaches
Getting professional medical attention is the first step toward relieving severe headaches and/or migraines. At Tricity Pain Associates, we have doctors specializing in various pain treatments, ranging from BOTOX injections to oral therapies. Don’t let another migraine ruin your overall quality of life. Talk to us about your condition, and we’ll help you from start to finish to restore your health and relieve chronic pain.