Are You Dealing With Headaches/Migraines?

Dealing with frequent or severe headaches or migraines can interfere with your normal routine, especially if you experience nausea in conjunction with the headache or migraine. Dr. Sravani Mehta, the board certified doctor at BrainCare ( Brain Injury and Stroke Rehab) in Franklin, TN, treats headaches/migraines by developing individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

Types of Headaches

There are several different types of headaches, such as sinus headaches and cervicogenic headaches. The most commonly experienced types of headaches are tension, cluster, and migraines. Of these three types, tension headaches are the most common. Tension headaches are often brought on by stress and feel like a band is begin tightened around the head.

Cluster headaches can be severe and are associated with a constant throbbing pain in the head and a piercing pain behind one eye. This type of headache usually occurs in groups or clusters. Migraines are severe headaches that can persist for several days. Migraine headaches are often characterized by a constant throbbing or pounding. They can also cause nausea and vomiting, as well as sensitivity to light and sound.

Causes of Headaches & Migraines

Many different factors can cause a headache or migraine to develop. When the root cause of chronic headaches is identified, steps can be taken to prevent additional headaches or at least lessen their severity. The experienced doctor at our practice in Franklin, TN, understands headaches/migraines and can help you achieve relief.

Some common causes of different types of headaches include:

  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Poor posture
  • Nasal congestion
  • Certain health conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Depression or anxiety

Some typical causes of migraines include:

  • Excessive stress
  • Weather changes
  • Changes in normal sleep patterns
  • Exposure to strong smells, bright lights, or loud sounds
  • Certain foods or medications
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Alcohol consumption

Headaches and Migraine Treatments

Several effective methods and options are available for treating headaches and migraines. The right treatment approach depends on the type, frequency, and severity of headaches, as well as other factors. Dr. Mehta develops customized treatment plans based on all these factors and individual needs.

Self-treatment options include over-the-counter pain relievers, applying a cold or hot compress to the head or neck, and resting in a quiet and dark room. Other treatment methods include prescription medications, biofeedback, and stress reduction therapies, such as acupuncture and massage.

If you are dealing with chronic or severe headaches or migraines, we can help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mehta to learn about the treatments for different types of headaches/migraines by calling BrainCare ( Brain Injury and Stroke Rehab) in Franklin, TN, at (615) 450-6758.