Indianapolis Pain and Wellness Center

Headaches 

Headaches

Living with chronic headaches can feel like an endless battle. They can be more than just a nuisance – they can significantly impact your daily life.  At our office, we're here to offer you an effective strategy for combating headache pain. 

No headache is the same. In fact, there are multiple types of headaches that can be caused by various stressors such as:

1. Tension Headaches:

  • Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They typically cause mild to moderate, constant, and band-like pain that can affect both sides of the head.
  • Causes: Stress, muscle tension, poor posture, and other factors.
  • Symptoms: Dull, aching pain, often described as a tight band around the head.

2. Migraines:

  • Migraines are intense, recurring headaches often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Causes: Migraines are thought to be related to changes in blood flow in the brain.
  • Symptoms: Throbbing, often one-sided headache, visual disturbances (aura), nausea, and vomiting.

3. Cluster Headaches:

  • Cluster headaches are extremely painful and tend to occur in clusters, with frequent, severe attacks.
  • Causes: The exact cause is unclear, but it may involve abnormal nerve signaling in the brain.
  • Symptoms: Intense, stabbing pain, typically around one eye, along with redness and tearing of the eye, and nasal congestion.

4. Sinus Headaches:

  • Sinus headaches result from sinus inflammation and are often mistaken for migraines.
  • Causes: Sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinus cavities.
  • Symptoms: Pain and pressure in the forehead, cheeks, and nose, often worsened by bending forward.

5. Hormone-Related Headaches:

  • These headaches are linked to hormonal changes, such as those during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.
  • Causes: Fluctuations in hormone levels.
  • Symptoms: Usually migraines or tension-type headaches.

6. Rebound Headaches:

  • Also known as medication-overuse headaches, these occur as a result of frequent use of headache medications.
  • Causes: Overuse of over-the-counter or prescription headache drugs.
  • Symptoms: Daily or near-daily headaches, often worsening with medication use.

7. Exertional Headaches:

  • Exertional headaches occur during or after physical activity, like strenuous exercise.
  • Causes: Elevated blood pressure and increased blood flow to the head.
  • Symptoms: Throbbing or pulsating headache triggered by exercise.

8. Cervicogenic Headaches:

  • Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck but are felt in the head.
  • Causes: Neck issues, such as muscle tension or cervical spine problems.
  • Symptoms: Pain on one side of the head, often triggered by neck movement.


If you are suffering from any symptoms of chronic headaches, make an appointment with us today! Our team of experts will craft a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, providing the relief you need.

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