Do you suffer from headaches? If so, our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offices in Wall and Shrewsbury offer a comprehensive headache treatment to help chronic headache sufferers overcome their pain.
For most Americans, over-the-counter painkillers are the first line of defense against headaches. While these analgesics—including aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen—provide temporary relief, they can also cause rebound headaches and increase the frequency and severity of headaches. The same can be said about many prescription painkillers.
The human body uses pain as a warning sign that something is wrong. When pain is masked with medications, the cause of the problem is ignored; the body compensates for this by increasing pain and other symptoms.
Most headaches are not caused by problems related to the head or skull. In fact, the brain itself does not have pain receptors. The vast majority of headaches are caused by problems associated with the muscles, ligament, joints, and nerves of the middle and upper cervical (neck) region.
There are many types of headaches. The following list includes the most prevalent forms:
Tension-Type Headaches: Tension-type headaches are the most common type experienced by adults. These headaches may be the result of spasms in the muscles of the neck, jaw, and face.
Migraine Headaches: Migraine headaches usually occur in conjunction with other neurological symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound; numbness and tingling; or auditory and visual disturbances. Migraine headaches produce a throbbing pain that is often concentrated on one side of the head.
Cluster Headaches: Cluster headaches occur periodically. They involve cycles of pain followed by remission.
Sinus Headaches: Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses due to allergies or as the result of an infection.
Whichever headache you suffer from, the practitioners here at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offer FREE consultations to assess your headache symptoms and provide a treatment option that is best suited for your needs. Either call us at 732-345-1377 or fill out a form to set up an appointment.