Everyone gets the occasional headache, but when headaches become chronic, they can have an enormous impact on your well-being. The consequences of chronic headaches can go beyond just the pain. Headaches in general can cause you to miss work and you may find it difficult to concentrate; chronic headaches can dramatically impact your ability to enjoy life. Ironically, repeatedly taking pain medications to treat a headache can result in rebound headaches, leaving you in worse shape than before. At Spine LLC, we take an aggressive approach to managing headaches, so that you do not have to rely on pills for the pain.
Headaches Have Many Causes
There are many reasons people get chronic headaches. Tension headaches and migraines are quite common. More than 35 million Americans suffer from migraines, according to WebMD. Stress, neurological and hormonal imbalances, sleep irregularities, and injuries can all result in frequent headaches. And pain can occur anywhere around the head, from the back of the head to the temples, at the top of the head, and behind the eyes. Our treatment starts with an assessment of your overall health, lifestyle, and headache experiences. We use all of the tools at our disposal to alleviate your pain and teach you methods for keeping headaches at bay.
Treatments for Headaches
We have the most success treating headache patients by employing a variety of treatments, including interventional pain medicine with nerve blocks, as well as other remedies, such as radiofrequency ablation. We also teach patients how to use meditation to help manage headache pain more effectively. For some patients, platelet-rich plasma therapy has proven to be effective. All of our treatments are customized to your needs, based on what is triggering or aggravating your pain.
The Neck’s Role in Headache Pain
Many people suffer from chronic headaches; however, the actual cause of their pain can often be a result of a neck injury. If you have had a neck injury or suffer from cervical degenerative disc disease, a cervical herniated disc, or cervical stenosis, then treating your headache pain requires treating your neck pain. We work with our patients and their primary care doctors to determine the root cause of the pain that patients are experiencing. As experts in pain management, our goal is not the quick fix but rather the alleviation of your long-term pain so that you can return to the lifestyle to which you were accustomed.
Our ultimate goal at Spine LLC is to give our patients the ability to reclaim their lives through better pain management, more innovative healing therapies, and increased mobility. We use proven technology and science-based solutions to treat your pain. Talk to your primary care physician today for a referral to our specialized pain management clinic and to arrange for a consultation. Let us work with you to plan your treatment. For all appointments and inquiries, please call (614) 392-5336.
Step away from chronic pain.