Chronic headaches seriously interfere with your quality of life, limiting your relationships, ability to work, and overall well-being. If you experience regular headaches or migraines, contact the pain management specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain, with offices in Newark and Milford, Delaware. They can diagnose the cause of your headache pain and offer holistic treatments to provide relief. Call the location nearest you today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
Everyone gets an occasional headache due to dehydration, illness, allergies, or stress. But chronic headaches can be disabling. ?p
Chronic headaches mean you have head pain on more days than not. The pain may be dull or sharp, localized or dispersed, and last for hours or even days.
Reasons you might experience chronic headaches include:
Certain environmental triggers, like poor air quality or what you eat and drink, can also cause chronic headaches.
Chronic headaches sometimes present as migraines, which create symptoms that are usually far more intense and debilitating than headaches. A migraine is a neurological disease that affects your nerve pathways and chemicals.
The pain specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain recommend these steps you can take at home to prevent or relieve pain from chronic headaches:
Massage and good sleep habits can also help you ease headache pain.
If you experience a headache two or more times a week, consult with the specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain. You should also seek care if:
These are signs that you need help managing headache pain.
The pain specialists at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain offer several types of medications to help ease your chronic headache pain. Antidepressants can help ease your pain and the depression and anxiety that often accompany them.
Beta blockers, used to control high blood pressure, also can help ease migraines. Anti-seizure medications and over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs can also help. Botox® injections also offer relief for people who suffer from chronic migraines.
Your provider can help you identify headache triggers and offer tips on how to avoid them.
Call Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain or use this website to schedule an appointment online if you struggle with chronic headaches.