Headaches and migraines Diagnosis, Conditions, and Symptoms
Headaches and migraines can manifest in various ways, and symptoms may include:
Mild to moderate pain that feels like a tight band around the head, often associated with muscle tension, stress, or anxiety.
Excruciating headaches that occur in clusters over a period of weeks or months, usually characterized by severe pain around one eye, nasal congestion, and tearing.
Intense, pulsating headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances (aura).
Pain and pressure in the face, usually accompanied by congestion, nasal discharge, and fever.
Pain Management Treatment Options
At Kennedy Health, we offer comprehensive care and treatment options for headaches and migraines:
Our experienced medical professionals may prescribe medications to manage acute symptoms, prevent migraines, or alleviate pain during an episode. These may include pain relievers, triptans, anti-nausea medications, or preventive medications.
Identifying and avoiding triggers, such as certain foods, stress, lack of sleep, or hormonal changes, can help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines.
Stress Management Techniques
Stress-reducing techniques, such as relaxation exercises, meditation, biofeedback, or counseling, can help manage stress-related headaches.
Our skilled physical therapists can provide techniques and exercises to improve posture, relieve muscle tension, and reduce the frequency of tension headaches.
In certain cases, nerve blocks using anesthetics or steroids may be performed to provide temporary relief for chronic or severe headaches.
Botox injections have been shown to be effective in preventing chronic migraines by blocking nerve signals that trigger headaches.
Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a detailed medical history and possibly imaging studies, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type of headache or migraine. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage symptoms, reduce the frequency and severity of headaches, and improve your quality of life.
Take the first step toward comprehensive headache and migraine care. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find relief, regain control, and embrace a pain-free future. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable life without headaches and migraines.