According to the World health organization, more than 50 percent of people globally are affected by headache disorders. However, most people don't know the difference between headaches and migraines. Here at West LA Medical, our team can help you find relief from your headache or migraine.
Types of Headaches We Handle
We know that there are various types of headaches, but at West LA Medical, we commonly help patients suffering from these headaches.
Temporal arteritis. Most people above 50 years of age experience this kind of headache. It is characterized by a jabbing and burning pain caused by the blood vessel's inflammation which supplies blood to the arms, upper body, neck, and head. The symptoms of temporal arteritis include scalp tenderness and throbbing headaches at the head's back or side.
Sinus headaches. A headache caused by an infection in the brain and blockage of sinus ducts. If you have this kind of headache, you will experience pain in the cheekbones and nasal area. It is accompanied by fever because the infection causes it.
Cluster headaches. Cluster headaches involve one of the most excruciating headaches. They typically occur suddenly and will remain on the side of your head. The headaches can occur several times a day.
Tension headaches. Tension headaches are related to depression, fatigue, and stress. The pain can start at the back of your neck or head, and you will feel like something is tightening around your head. Tightened muscles can cause this headache in your jaws, scalp, neck, and shoulders for an extended period.
Migraines are intense pains in the head, often associated with other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, and seeing flashing lights. Migraines tend to have more severe symptoms than headaches and affect both sides of your brain. Common causes of migraines include weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, and bright lights.
Why We Are the Leading Experts in Migraine and Headache Relief
Our professional doctors are skilled in diagnosing facial and head pain and knowing the latest therapies. We have availed state-of-the-art equipment to our doctors so that they can better diagnose your headaches and administer the appropriate therapy. Once we diagnose, we develop an individualized and comprehensive therapy plan that focuses on prevention and pain relief. In this case, your therapy plan can include:
- Physical therapy
- Behavioral therapy
- Injection therapy
- Relaxation training
- Lifestyle changes
- Preventive medication to minimize the severity and frequency of your migraines or headaches
Contact Us in Los Angeles, CA
If you live in Los Angeles and suffer from headaches or migraines, we are here to help you. You can book an appointment by calling us at (310) 427-7374 or film out on our website's online form. You can also contact us if you have any questions that you might have concerning migraines and headaches. Find out how our experts at West LA Medical can help you live pain-free.