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Understanding Chronic Headaches and How They're Treated

Understanding Chronic Headaches and How They're Treated

If you suffer from chronic headaches, then you know how debilitating the symptoms can be.

Experiencing headaches on a daily basis for 15 days or more every month for 3 months or longer means you have chronic daily headaches. Headaches can be broken down into 4 categories that include:

Here, at Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute, we have the expertise to understand the nature of your chronic headaches and offer our expert care and treatment.

Symptoms of chronic headaches

Depending on the type of chronic headaches you have, your symptoms can include:

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, book an appointment with our team as soon as possible. We can effectively evaluate you and begin a treatment plan right away.

Treatment for chronic headaches

Depending on the type of headache you have, treatments vary. Ways to calm or eliminate symptoms of a headache include:

Alternative therapies of treatment might help also, which include cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

We can also prescribe medications that include tricyclic antidepressants to manage certain types of headaches. In most cases, one drug is preferred, but if just one doesn't work well enough, we may need to combine medications.

When headaches call for emergency medical attention

You need to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following:

These symptoms might indicate you have a more serious issue that needs an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

If you suffer from chronic headaches, let us help you put an end to them. Reach out to our friendly office staff by phone today to book an appointment at the location nearest you in Plainsboro or Manalapan Township, New Jersey. You can also book your visit online.

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