Headaches & Migraines Treatment
When you have a severe headache or migraine, it can be difficult to enjoy any activity. Most headaches come and go, but if you have ongoing head pain, you may be experiencing a chronic condition. If headaches or migraines are impacting your quality of life, it may be time to seek medical care. Primary Care Joliet provides headaches and migraines treatment at our medical centers in Joliet and Wilmington, IL.
Headaches come in many types and are caused by a wide variety of conditions. The most common type is a tension headache, which feels like a band of pressure around the head. Other types of headaches include cluster, stabbing, exertional and one-sided hemicrania. Migraines are also a type of headache but can have many other symptoms beyond just head pain.
There is not always an obvious cause of headaches, but if you have chronic headaches (15 or more per month), it is important to determine if they are caused by an underlying condition. Simply taking headache medication to relieve the pain can be detrimental if there is a health issue that needs to be addressed that is causing your head pain.
Migraine headaches can cause severe and debilitating pain. Unlike most headaches that only last for minutes, migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to days on end. Most migraines have pulsating pain on one side of the head, but it is possible to have pain on both sides. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, light/sound sensitivity and changes in vision. Many people with migraines are unable to function during an episode without receiving treatment.
There are effective headache and migraine treatments available, from medications and injections to physiotherapy and other procedures. Our primary care providers can provide diagnosis of your head pain and determine the best treatment plan to give you lasting relief from your symptoms.
To explore headache or migraine treatment options, contact our team at Primary Care Joliet. We welcome new patients, and we accept many forms of health insurance at our facilities in Joliet and Wilmington, IL. Call today to schedule your appointment for a headache treatment consultation.