TREATMENT FOR HEADACHES
Our fully trained and experienced medical professionals are able to offer a number of different options when it comes to treating your headaches effectively. Covering the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Orange Park, FL area, as well as providing carefully monitored treatment, we also provide a skilled diagnostic service. This serves to rule out any underlying conditions which may be resulting in the headaches you’re experiencing, as well as enables identification of various triggers which may cause the problem, such as hormone fluctuations, allergies or lifestyle habits. To find out more about how we might be able to help with your migraine or tension headache, or to book a consultation with a member of our skilled medical team, call us at (904) 783-0008
Causes of Migraine and Tension Headaches
Many people suffering from headaches in the Orange Park, and St. Augustine, FL, areas discover what triggers them through a process of trial and error. Although each individual has their own set of triggers, some of the most common causes include:
- Hormonal changes
- Poor posture
- Irregular eating habits
- Jaw problems
In rare cases there may be a more severe underlying cause. That’s why it’s important to seek advice from a trained medical professional should you regularly suffer from headaches, particularly if over-the-counter remedies are insufficient to deal with the issue.
Symptoms of Migraine and Tension Headaches
Although headaches are obviously characterized by discomfort of varying severity, the location may vary depending on the cause. For example, headaches caused by jaw abnormalities may result in concentrated pain at the sides of the head, whereas a tension headache may cause pain across the forehead area. In addition, sufferers may experience the following, particularly if they have a migraine (a more severe, throbbing headache) rather than a milder tension headache:
- Sensitivity to light
Some people may be able to carry on with their daily activities if they have a tension headache. In the case of a migraine, many sufferers need to stay in bed for hours or days until the pain subsides.