Category: Head Pain and Injuries

Tension Headaches Can Impact Relationships and Lifestyle

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The occasional tension headache is a minor inconvenience for most people. However, when you begin to suffer from chronic bouts of this debilitating condition, it can impact all aspects of life. Getting to the root of the problem is the first step toward finding relief.

Tension headaches can present in pressurized pain in general or in localized areas of the head and neck. Once an attack comes on, your ability to function normally is severely impacted. This type of headache is brought on by issues such as stress, mental distress, lack of rest and overwork.
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Choose a Specialist Treatment for Recurring Headaches

Woman With Headache

Most people will experience a headache at some time in their lives. In the majority of cases, treatment does not require professional medical intervention. Drinking plenty of water, getting rest and medication like ibuprofen will resolve most minor headaches.

However, some people suffer headaches that are extremely debilitating and frequent. This can severely impact quality of life and effect productivity. Severe headaches can negatively influence personal relationships and even your career due to frequent absences. If you are struggling due to problematic headaches, we at Allied Pain and Spine Institute would recommend a consultation with our specialist team. Continue reading.


The Misconception Regarding Migraines

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Headaches are one of the most prevalent disorders of the nervous system. Sufferers can experience varying levels of severity, according to the World Health Organization. The different causes of headaches are misunderstood by most people. This is particularly true for those dealing with migraine headaches. There’s a tendency to believe that once an individual has been diagnosed with migraines, any and all of their headaches must be migraines. Dr. Sloane Yu, an interventional pain medicine physician at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, sets the record straight regarding this common misconception. She explains that individuals suffering from migraines will also often experience other types of headaches. In other words, migraine sufferers are not immune to the dozens of other headache disorders. Continue reading.