Conservative Medical Treatment for Headaches in Monmouth County
‘Headache’ (or cephalgia) is a broad term that encompasses a number of conditions related to the head and neck. The brain itself lacks pain receptors; headache pain is caused by disorders of the structures surrounding the brain (thus a wide variety of headache types and symptoms exist).
The most common types of headache include:
• Migraine Headache: This type of headache is a symptom of a larger neurological disorder, and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances (among other symptoms). The headache itself usually occurs on one side of the head and can be debilitating.
• Tension Headache: Tension Headaches are experienced as a constant pressure on the head. They are distinguished from Migraine headaches in that they produce a dull, non-throbbing ache and tightness, and are usually experienced on both sides of the head. The pain of a tension headache can range from mild to severe.
• Cluster Headache: Cluster headaches are diagnosed less frequently than migraine or tension headaches. This condition produces painful attacks that range in length from five minutes to an hour. They occur in clusters, in which a sufferer may experience several headaches every day for weeks or even months at a time.