Is it a headache or something more?

Women’s Center launches headache specialty

woman with headacheFor most people, a headache is just a minor irritation. It’s something that can be relieved with an over-the-counter medication or some good, old fashioned R&R. But when headaches steadily become more frequent, severe, or are preventing you from taking part in your daily activities, it may be time to talk with a doctor.

What type of headache do you have?

There are three primary types of headaches.

  • Tension headache

The most common headache, it typically produces a dull, squeezing pain on both sides of your head. If you have a strong tension headache, you may feel like your head is in a vise. Your shoulders and neck may also ache.

  • Migraine headache

Much less common than tension headaches, migraines can cause severe pain. If you have a migraine headache, you’ll likely experience a throbbing pain on one side of your head. This pain can be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and noise. Women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines than men.

  • Cluster headache

More common in men than women, these headaches cause one-sided head pain that may involve tearing of your eyes and a stuffy nose. Attacks occur regularly for one week to one year, separated by long pain-free periods that last at least one month and possibly longer.

Let us help you ease your pain

Our specialists will help you identify what’s causing your headaches and then develop a treatment plan to not only manage your pain, but also to help it from occurring in the first place. Most importantly, we realize that due to a number of factors, women have different headache triggers than men and also react differently to medication. Armed with this knowledge, we’ll make sure you get the right treatment to help you cope with your pain. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our headache specialists please call (513) 475-UC4U.

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