Does head pain slow you down?

Head pain can affect your day and prevent you from doing such things as daily responsibilities. While the symptoms of head pain can be chronic or come and go it is nothing to take lightly. The type of headache you have will correlate with the symptoms your experiencing.

Tension headache symptoms:

  • Headache on both sides of head
  • Squeezing pain
  • Tight jaw, neck or shoulders
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepless nights
  • Pain in the eyes

Migraine headache symptoms:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Nausea
  • Pounding pain
  • Vision change
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Pulsating pain

Cluster headache symptoms:

  • Head pain lasting 30 to 90 minutes
  • Head pain while you sleep
  • Headache that occurs at the same time of day
  • Head pain behind one eye
  • Running Nose on the side the headache occurs

What causes my headaches?

Head pain or fibromyalgia, which is a musculoskeletal pain disorder, are caused by tension headaches or migraines. Head pain can also be caused by a head injury, spinal injuries, tumor, or infection. Your vertebral bodies in your back can also become inflamed and can cause pain associated with your head. Some more causes include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Head Trauma

  • Tight Muscles

  • Genetics

  • Alcohol

  • Sleep Patterns

  • Caffeine withdrawals

  • Smoking

  • Illness


How do I treat my headaches?

Most of the time it is common to treat the symptoms of a headache than the primary cause since it can be difficult to diagnose. Cortisone injections and cryoanalgesia, use low temperatures to numb your nerves that cause pain, can be used as on remedy for head pain. If your head pain is caused by cervical facet joints, a facet block can be injected to block the pain. Tension headaches can relax the muscles with trigger point injections. Call or contact Hygia Pain Management so we can find the root cause of your headaches and determine what is the best treatment for you.