Headache/Migraine Q & A
Why does my head hurt?
There are many different things that can cause headaches, some of which are in your control and others that are not. For many men and women, learning to identify and avoid headache triggers can help avoid some headaches.
Common causes of head pain include:
- Sinus infection
- Panic attack
- Certain medications
- Neurological abnormalities
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Environmental irritants
This is far from a comprehensive list. As you can see, headaches can have a multitude of causal factors. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical care from a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating head pain.
Can medication help with headaches?
In some cases, medication is an effective treatment option for headaches. That said, medications carry a risk of side effects, some of which can be very hard on your body. Finding a treatment option that harnesses your body’s natural healing powers is a far better approach to treating head pain.
What is biopsychosocial therapy?
This unique approach to treating headaches begins from the core belief that pain is often more than just a physical issue. In many cases, your social, psychological, and environmental realities also come into play. Biopsychosocial therapy seeks to explore those elements of your unique self and to identify practical changes you can make to create improvements in areas of concern.
What role does stress play in headaches?
If you’re living under significant stress and anxiety, your body might respond with head pain. Stress plays an essential role in human function, triggering a complex series of reactions when you’re exposed to a dangerous situation. Chronic stress, however, places a terrible burden on your health.
Finding effective ways to reduce stress and attain a healthy balance in your life is part of the treatment process at Premier Neurology Medical Group.
How can alternative therapies help treat headaches?
There are numerous treatment paths that can relieve headaches, and Dr. Singh works with you to find the right course of action for your specific needs. One powerful approach involves evaluating your diet and making meaningful changes that support optimal health.
Certain acupuncture techniques can also yield impressive results. Some men and women find medical therapeutic yoga to be an excellent way to relieve headaches and also improve overall wellness.
Neuromuscular therapy is also a great option and uses hands-on techniques to correct areas where muscle tension is causing headache pain. Manually manipulating muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back can help release tension and relieve pain.
If you’re ready to try a new approach to treating headache pain, book a consultation with the team at Premier Neurology Medical Group.