A headache can bring on feelings of pain in your head, face, scalp, and beyond. The two most common forms are tension-type headaches and migraines.
Although headaches may often be very painful, they’re rarely a sign of a serious health condition. Headaches are categorized into two types:
Primary headaches include migraines, cluster headache, and tension-type headaches.
The team performs a physical exam, focusing on your head and neck. They’ll assess the functioning of your nerves, brain, and spinal cord.
They’ll ask you to describe the precise characteristics of your headache. You can expect questions like:
He’ll want to know what the pain feels like, such as whether it’s sharp like a knife, dull, or throbbing.
The team takes a multimodal approach to headaches, designing a treatment plan for your precise type of headache pain.
Treatment starts by identifying and treating reversible causes of headache,
Your treatment options may include:
As an experienced headache specialist, the team doesn’t recommend implantable occipital nerve stimulators, due to high complication rates and low rates of success providing long-lasting relief.
A nerve block is an injection into the area around the nerve. A nerve block typically provides pain relief in as quickly as 15 minutes. The team performs nerve blocks in these headache-generating areas:
The team uses Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, and sometimes CT guidance to perform the blocks.
Botox is made of a purified form of botulinum toxin. When injected, Botox blocks the release of chemicals that transmit pain signals. It also prevents the pain networks in your brain from being activated. Botox treatments may offer headache relief for up to 3 months.
If you’re ready for expert headache care, call today to book a consultation with Enhance Center.