Headache Treatment and Head Pain Relief

Headache Treatment and Head Pain Relief

Headache Treatment
in Miami & Hollywood FL

Most people experience headaches occasionally and they can often be treated with rest and some painkillers, but for some people, headaches are a much more serious problem. When headaches are severe, occurring regularly and/or impacting on your quality of life, they should not be tolerated. In addition, headaches can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition that may need treatment.

If you are suffering from headaches and head pain on a regular basis, it may be time to get in touch with Icon Medical Centers. Here you can find medically trained specialists who can diagnose the cause of your headaches and tailor a customized treatment plan to help you find headache relief in Miami or Hollywood, Florida.

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Headache Treatment

Headaches are a common ailment and usually only last for a brief time, but they can become a significant issue when they are severe and attacks occur persistently. At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, Florida, we’re committed to providing effective treatment for many different types of headaches. Our neurosurgeon in Miami will investigate and diagnose the type of headaches you are suffering from, potential causes, and provide you with the most effective headache remedies.

What Causes Headaches?

There are over 150 different types of headaches, but they are broadly divided into two categories: primary and secondary.

Primary headaches are those which are a condition in themselves, i.e. they are not a symptom of another condition and have not been caused by external factors. Secondary headaches are those which have been caused by specific activities such as taking too much medication, caffeine, physical overexertion, head injuries, dehydration, menstruation, hangovers, and sinus infections triggered by illness.

  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Hypnic headaches

Migraines are severe headaches which typically feel like an intense and throbbing pain on one side of the head. The person may also experience disturbed vision, sensitivity to sound, light and smells, and possibly vomiting. Other reported symptoms also include pins and needles, numbness, weakness, and problems with speech. Migraines can be brought on by stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, dehydration, hormonal changes, certain medications or foods, bright light or loud noise. They can last for a matter of hours or even days.

Tension headaches are usually experienced as a dull but persistent pain on both sides of the head. Tension headaches can also feel like there is pressure behind the eyes and may bring about tenderness of the face, neck, and shoulders.

Cluster headaches are often described as a piercing or burning feeling behind one of the eyes, but they can also cause the eyelids to swell, sensitivity to sound and light, watering eyes, and a runny nose. Cluster headaches are so named because they tend to strike multiple times in a day, each lasting between a few minutes and a few hours. Although migraine and cluster headaches share similar symptoms, cluster headaches usually feel like someone has put a sword through your eye.

Hypnic headaches are less common and are most associated with people over the age of 50. These headaches are typically described as a throbbing sensation on both sides of the head which wake people in the night. Sensitivity to light and sound and nausea are also common symptoms.

Treatment for Headaches

While many people try to temporarily ease their headache by taking over-the-counter painkillers, our goal is to provide you with long term relief which will improve your overall quality of life.

Therapeutic massage is an effective treatment for headaches and our massage therapists are fully trained to deliver the best therapy for each patient’s needs through various relaxation techniques. Massages can ease stress and promote relaxation as well as removing tension by working through layers of muscle and improving blood flow to any areas of pain.

Treatment for headaches can also include specialized medication, including drugs that are specific to migraines, acupuncture, dietary supplements, and neuromodulation therapy.

Chiropractic care can also be beneficial in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches and migraines. Neck pain and headaches tend to be related in the case of an accident injury. If you are experiencing neck pain and constant headaches, a licensed chiropractor can help to relieve the tension in your neck muscles, which can relieve tension type headaches.

Neuromodulation therapy applies small pulses of electricity to the nerves. In some extreme cases such as people who are experiencing cluster headaches regularly, surgery may be a potential treatment option.

Our treatment specialists will also work with you to identify any lifestyle changes you could make which could prevent your headaches from occurring such as maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, minimizing stress and anxiety, improving posture and getting regular exercise.

At Icon Medical Centers, we are dedicated to helping people find relief from pain and discomfort caused by headaches so they can start to get their lives back on track. We also ensure that the underlying cause of your headaches are uncovered and properly treated to avoid the development of chronic headaches.

Find Pain Relief at Icon Medical Centers Today

At Icon Medical Centers, you will receive the highest standard of care delivered by experienced medical professionals. Our team of pain relief experts can provide effective treatment with compassion and understanding for your unique circumstances. If you are interested in treatment for headaches, get in touch with us today. We are eagerly waiting for your visit so we can help you find relief from your pain.