Persistent headaches can be debilitating, interfering with your ability to focus on daily tasks and enjoy life. At Clinica Medica Hispana in South Phoenix, West Phoenix, and the Biltmore neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, the experienced medical team works with you to treat the underlying cause of headaches and relieve your pain. Call the location nearest you today or schedule an appointment online to learn more. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Headaches are conditions that cause pain in the head and neck. They can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. Some people get headaches constantly, while others only experience occasional episodes. Understanding the types of headaches you get, your triggers, and the treatments that work best for you is essential for minimizing recurrences.
There are hundreds of different types of headaches, but the most common include:
Tension headaches usually stem from muscle tightness in the head, neck, and shoulders. They often feel like pressure or a dull ache, as if someone is slowly tightening a band around your head.
Cluster headaches cause intense one-sided pain that can last from a few minutes to several hours. They typically come in cycles, affecting people for days, weeks, or months, followed by periods of remission.
A migraine is a neurological condition that causes intense pain, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Migraines can last for up to 72 hours, interfering with your ability to perform your daily activities.
After a comprehensive exam, the Clinica Medica Hispana team can help diagnose and treat your headaches.
If you have severe, persistent, or recurrent headaches, a proper diagnosis is essential to properly treat your symptoms. You should also seek medical attention if you experience:
While most headaches are the result of muscle tension, allergies, eyestrain, and other relatively harmless conditions, a thorough evaluation is necessary to rule out more serious problems, like hypertension (high blood pressure) or pain from a personal injury (whiplash, pulled muscle, etc.).
The Clinica Medica Hispana team takes a collaborative approach to headache treatment that involves addressing your underlying condition and relieving your specific symptoms. The most effective treatments for headaches include:
The team works with you to identify your triggers, such as poor sleep, food additives, or hormonal changes. This step can help reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches by helping you avoid specific triggers.
To receive comprehensive care for headaches, call Clinica Medica Hispana today, schedule an appointment online, or walk into the clinic.