Headache Relief in Arlington TX
Headaches are a far more serious health concern than you may think. In fact, the National Headache Foundation reports that more than 45,000,000 Americans experience chronic and recurring headaches. 28,000,000 Americans are plagued by migraines. And even 20% of adolescents and younger children suffer debilitating headaches.
There are actually more than 150 different types of headaches, but for our purposes, we’ll just talk about the more common ones. Tension Headaches Tension headaches are the most common type. They’re due to a contraction in the muscles of the neck and head area, and they can cause pain that is mild or moderate. Typically, they come and go. Tension headache treatment for Arlington, TX patients usually consists of nothing more than over-the-counter pain remedies. Migraines No one really knows what causes migraines. One theory is that they’re the result of abnormal brain activity affecting the blood vessels in the brain. Genetics also appears to be a component – if your mother or father had migraines, you’re more likely to experience them. What is known, however, is that the pain is at best moderate, and in some cases severe. Migraines can last for hours, or even days, and they are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and an extremely heightened sensitivity to noise, odors and light. Dizziness and gastric discomfort may also occur. Migraine headaches treatment for Arlington, TX patients is often pharmaceutical, using one of the many medications that have been developed specifically for migraine sufferers. Biofeedback, acupuncture, massage and dietary changes may also be considered. Sinus Headaches Sinus headaches manifest as a constant, deep pain in the forehead, cheekbones, or the bridge of the nose. Sudden head movements can cause the pain to intensify. Usually, sinus headaches are accompanied by other symptoms, including a runny nose, fever, a “full” feeling in the ears, and facial swelling. Sinus headache treatments in Arlington, TX may include the use of antihistamines, over-the-counter pain remedies and using a vaporizer to generate steam in order to ease irritated nasal passages. Blows to the Head Any blow to the head that is followed by a headache needs to be treated as a medical emergency, and evaluated by your doctor immediately. If your doctor is unavailable, go to the emergency room. Evaluating Headaches If you’re plagued by headaches, Dr. Rozier can help. He’ll do a complete evaluation, during which you’ll have a thorough physical evaluation. He’ll talk with you about the things that seem to cause the headaches, aggravate them, and the ways you’ve been dealing with them. You can get headache relief in Arlington, TX. So call Dr. Rozier at 1-888-499-6908 for a consultation today.