Headache & Migraine Programs

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RehabOne Medical Group

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Los Gatos, CA & San Jose, CA

Headaches and migraines are common, and nearly one in four households in the United States have someone who suffers from migraines. If you experience chronic headaches or migraines, which can be severely debilitating, simple treatment options are available at RehabOne Medical Group in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California. The experienced physicians utilize headache and migraine treatments to ease pain and restore your quality of life. Call RehabOne Medical Group to learn more today.

Headache & Migraine Programs Q & A

What are headaches and migraines?

Headaches and migraines cause pain or discomfort in your head. 

Pain from headaches and migraines may come and go periodically or appear regularly. Symptoms range from dull, aching pain to sharp, throbbing pain.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

The following signs and symptoms are associated with migraine headaches:

  • An aura, or visual or auditory disturbance, prior to a migraine
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of your body
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light, sound, smell, or touch sensitivity
  • Throbbing head pain
  • Pain on one or both sides of your head

Migraines last 4-72 hours if left untreated. After a migraine, you may experience confusion, weakness, or exhaustion.

What are the risk factors for headaches and migraines?

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Other factors that increase your risk of developing a headache or migraine include:

  • Family history of headaches and migraines
  • Being dehydrated
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Taking certain medications
  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Poor nutrition, alcohol, or excessive caffeine
  • Insufficient sleep, stress, depression, or anxiety
  • A brain tumor or aneurysm
  • A concussion or other traumatic brain injury
  • Some chronic health conditions

If you suffer from chronic (long-lasting) headaches or migraines, it’s important to see a doctor to rule out serious health complications. Your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and may recommend an MRI or CT scan.

How are headaches and migraines treated?

Your doctor develops a personalized headache or migraine treatment plan that’s right for you. It might include the following:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes may help prevent headaches and migraines. Examples include getting at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, eating a healthy diet, drinking more water, getting regular aerobic exercise, and keeping stress levels low.

Botox injections

Botox® injections help relieve migraines. Your doctor might recommend Botox injections every 12 weeks for migraine relief.

Alternative therapies

Alternative therapies can ease pain associated with headaches and migraines without medicine. Examples include chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and other relaxation techniques.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of counseling that teaches you how to perceive pain by modifying thoughts and behaviors.

Medications

Taking over-the-counter or prescription medications can ease pain or assist in the prevention of headaches.

Don’t let headaches and migraines ruin your quality of life when simple treatment options are available at RehabOne Medical Group. Call to make an appointment today.