Headaches are one of the most common painful conditions anyone can experience, impacting some 36 million Americans daily, more than have asthma and diabetes combined. In a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Pain Management, 47% of individuals aged 18 to 50 admitted to having had a severe of debilitating headache within the last year. Despite the prevalence of migraines and other associated headache disorders, the causes remain largely misdiagnosed and under-treated. A pain management specialist like those at CC4PM can help you manage and control the pain that results from chronic headaches, including migraines, tension-type headaches and cluster headaches.
Pain management physicians who specialize in treating headache disorders have a variety of tools at their disposal. Though most headache disorders cannot be cured, there are several options to help minimize the pain and reduce the debilitating nature. Medication, physical therapy, psychological treatment, and in select cases, interventional procedures may help reduce or alleviate the pain associated with headaches. As always, the best course of treatment is through a multidisciplinary pain management program, one utilizing a variety of treatments to help limit pain and reduce the frequency of headaches.
Possible headache treatments include:
- Medication management
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Massage therapy
- Psychological therapy and counseling
- Interventional procedures
- Flo: Enhanced Therapy Treatments
- Biofeedback therapy
- Relaxation and meditation therapy
- Smoking cessation
- Targeted stretching and exercise program
If you are having chronic headaches, or if your headaches are becoming more severe, please consult one of our experienced pain management physicians about treatment options and what might make sense for you. By using the full range of pain management and interventional treatments available, the staff at the Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management can help reduce your pain, improve your quality of life and restore you back to a full functionality.