Headache and Migraine Treatment

Get Relief for your Migraines and Headaches

Migraines of short or long duration that happen a lot can significantly impact your ability to do everyday things and make your life less enjoyable.

Our pain management experts at our Hammond and Covington clinics will help determine if your headaches can be treated with trigger point injections.

A woman suffers from a painful migraine at work

Is it a Headache or a Migraine?

Having pain in any part of the head is called a headache. Often, a headache that bothers you isn’t dangerous and will go away on its own. Severe headaches that last for a short or long time and significantly impact your ability to do everyday things and your quality of life can often be controlled or eliminated with the proper treatment.

Tension-type, migraine and cluster headaches, secondary headaches caused by fever or an infectious disease, cranial neuralgias, and facial pain are just some types of headaches.

At our clinic, we can treat headaches caused by musculoskeletal problems, including migraines.

What are the causes of Migraines?

Migraine is still a mystery to scientists, with no known etiology. The illness is still attributed to “abnormal” brain activity, which alters nerve transmission, neurotransmitters, and blood vessels in the brain.

In addition, several migraine triggers are frequently mentioned, such as:

  • bright lights
  • severe heat, or other extremes in weather
  • dehydration
  • changes in barometric pressure
  • hormone changes in people assigned female at birth, like estrogen and progesterone fluctuations during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause
  • excess stress
  • loud sounds
  • intense physical activity
  • skipping meals
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • use of certain medications, like oral contraceptives or nitroglycerin
  • unusual smells
  • certain foods
  • smoking
  • alcohol use
  • traveling

How does our Pain Management Team treat migraines?

Although migraine is not a disease that can be cured, the healthcare professionals at our clinic can help you manage your symptoms by providing you with natural pain treatment, support, and resources that may lead to fewer migraines of less severity in the future.

Your treatment plan may vary based on the following:

  • your age
  • how frequently you suffer from migraines
  • the type and severity of your migraines
  • including whether or not you are unable to attend school or work due to discomfort, nausea, or vomiting
  • other symptoms you may be experiencing or medications you are currently on.

I suffer headaches, when should I go to a doctor?

Schedule an evaluation at our clinic as soon as possible if your migraine is bothering you and is not responding well to the standard home treatment techniques.

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