Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center
Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Winchester, TN
A headache is a common, painful condition many people experience multiple times throughout their life. Though most people only have mild pain from a headache, some people have recurring headaches that cause severe pain, affecting their quality of life. At Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center in Winchester, Tennessee, William Newton, DO, MS, and the team of pain experts offer many innovative headache treatments that provide long-term pain relief. To get help for your headache pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
What is a headache?
A headache refers to any type of pain you feel in your head or face. The pain may be dull, sharp, throbbing, constant, or come and go.
Your headaches may occur every once in a while or all the time.
Though you don’t always need medical help for a headache, if your headaches cause severe pain or are a recurring problem that affects your life, the team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center may have a solution for you.
What are the headache types?
There are many types of headaches. Some of the headaches that cause recurring pain include:
Migraines are a neurological disorder that causes throbbing pain on one side of the head that can last hours or days. People with migraines may have other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light or nausea.
Migraines are a recurring pain condition. People with 15 or more migraines a month have chronic migraines.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Though these types of headaches generally cause mild to moderate pain, they can be a recurring problem.
Cluster headaches cause a severe piercing sensation behind your eye. The pain may occur several times a day for weeks or months and then go away.
New daily persistent headaches (NDPH)
NDPH is a type of headache that develops suddenly and persists for three or more months. The pain is constant and may not improve with medication.
What can I expect during a headache evaluation?
You can expect a patient-centered examination when you visit Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center for a headache evaluation.
Your provider asks detailed questions about your headache, including the type and location of your pain and frequency. They also ask about other symptoms that might occur with your head pain.
Your provider performs a physical exam and may request blood work or imaging tests to confirm or rule out a condition that might explain your ongoing head pain.
What are headache treatments?
The Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center team customizes your headache treatment plan based on headache type and the severity and frequency of your symptoms.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication
- Headache-specific prescription medication
- Stress management
- Nerve blocks
Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center also uses Botox® injections for chronic headaches.
When your headaches affect your daily routine, it’s time to get help from the pain experts at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.