WHAT ARE HEADACHES OR MIGRAINES?
Around 40 million people in the United States suffer from severe headaches or migraines. Headaches are characterized by pain anywhere in the head, and range in severity from mild to debilitating. Migraines are usually severe, one-sided headaches that last for an extended amount of time, from several hours to several days, and are often marked by a host of other crippling symptoms, including nausea and hypersensitivity.
There are several types of headaches, including:
- Sinus headaches
- Tension headaches
- Rebound headaches
- Cervicogenic cluster headaches (originating in the spine or neck)
- Autonomic cephalalgias (originating in nerves)
These kinds of headaches require diagnosis, care, and treatment under the direction of a headache neurologist. The headache specialists at Spinetech use neurological examination, detailed health history, physical therapy, sleep studies, and diagnostic studies to properly diagnose and treat your head pain.
Diagnostic studies may include CT, MRI, sleep studies, blood tests, or lumbar puncture. Many of these can be done right in the office.