Primary headaches are a common problem that many people experience at some point in their lifetime. These headaches are not a symptom of an underlying illness and are usually caused by the overactivity of pain-sensitive structures in the head. Primary headaches typically include migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. While such headaches can cause throbbing pain, there are several ways to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Primary headache symptoms include:
- Throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and colors
A primary headache is the result of problems involving the structures of the head and neck. A primary headache may be due to overactivity of:
- Specific areas of the brain
- Brain chemicals
- Blood vessels
Understanding what is causing the headache can help a person take appropriate action to treat their issue. The main treatments for primary headaches are rest and pain relief medication, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment can also include:
We understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Therefore, the treatment recommended to each patient will be personalized to fit their condition and lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians offers advanced interventional and minimally-invasive techniques to help treat chronic, complex pain. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns and what treatment options might be right for you!