Headache & Facial Pain

Headaches are extremely common and affect most of us at some time. In face, over 30% of men and 50% of women experience tension-type headaches, while one in seven adults experience migraines. Headache disorders are frequently disabling and require accurate diagnosis followed by appropriate treatment.

Headaches can be classified into many different types. Most typically patients experience chronic pain associated with tension or cluster headache, as well as migraine or pain associated with trauma or injury. Headaches can be related to the foods we eat, the work we perform or the leisure activities we pursue.

Lifestyle changes can potentially reduce the number and severity of headaches for regular sufferers but when your pain persists, it’s important to seek medical advice as headaches can also be a warning sign of other issues.

Possible causes of headache and migraine include

  • Injury or trauma to the head
  • Abscessed tooth/jaw issues
  • Referred neck or back pain
  • Fever or infection, including serious infections such as meningitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain

Potential symptoms

  • Pain felt in one or more regions of the head/face, including behind the eyes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Auras (visual symptoms)
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Altered consciousness or fever – seek prompt medical assistance

Recommended treatments

  • Medication
  • Psychological and physical therapy
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial branch block injections
  • Radiofrequency neurotomies
  • Cervical epidural injection
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Why suffer? Make an appointment to discuss a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

To find out more about our treatment options that can help reduce or eliminate your pain, contact us or make an appointment today.