In the past year, 50-75% of adults 18-65 have suffered from a headache. If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines or are just looking for new ways to treat your headaches, Sunshine State Medical Inc. in Orlando, Florida, can help. Their team of dedicated compassionate physicians can help ease or eliminate your headache symptoms and let you get back to enjoying your life again. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.
All headaches involve pain or discomfort in your head, scalp, or neck, but the nature and severity of headaches vary widely. The different types of headaches and their symptoms include:
These feel like having a tight band squeezing your head and can last from several minutes to several days.
These headaches cause concentrated pain behind your eyes or on one side of your head. They can happen every day and more than once a day and can last for extended periods of time (called the “cluster period”) of up to six weeks.
Migraines cause intense throbbing and pounding and typically only occur on one side of the head.
Rebound headaches happen when you stop taking medication that you typically use to treat headaches.
These come on very quickly, typically without warning, and last a short time, typically up to five minutes. They are most often severe and can indicate a problem with the blood vessels in your brain.
Some headaches are conditions in and of themselves (primary headaches), while others are symptoms of an underlying condition (secondary headaches). Primary headaches and secondary headaches have different causes.
Primary causes are those that are unrelated to underlying medical conditions and typically involve issues with the pain-sensitive structures in your head. Some common primary causes of headaches include:
Some people are also genetically predisposed to headaches. Cluster, migraine, and tension headaches are examples of common primary-cause headaches.
Some headaches are actually not issues in and of themselves but rather symptoms of a disease or condition. The list of conditions that can cause secondary headaches is lengthy but some examples include:
A secondary-cause headache can even be something as innocuous as a brain freeze (ice cream headache).
You should book an appointment with Sunshine State Medical Inc. if your headache has developed after experiencing head trauma or if you have any of the following symptoms in addition to your headache:
The doctors at Sunshine State Medical Inc. will work with you to determine the cause of your headache and prescribe an appropriate treatment so you can get back to living your life pain-free.
Treat your headache today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.