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.
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.
The following signs and symptoms are associated with migraine headaches:
Migraines last 4-72 hours if left untreated. After a migraine, you may experience confusion, weakness, or exhaustion.
Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Other factors that increase your risk of developing a headache or migraine include:
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.
Your doctor develops a personalized headache or migraine treatment plan that’s right for you. It might include the following:
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 help relieve migraines. Your doctor might recommend Botox injections every 12 weeks for migraine relief.
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 is a type of counseling that teaches you how to perceive pain by modifying thoughts and behaviors.
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.