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headache types & treatment options

headache disordersHeadaches are common and caused by factors both common and uncommon. Resting in darkness and sometimes aspirin or another pain medication are all that's needed to treat them. Some headaches, however, become so severe or frequent that they require medical intervention. At New Jersey Headache Institute our physicians and staff have experience in treating a multitude of headache disorders and their causes. Our unique methodology to diagnose headache patients ensures a high rate of success. The following are the most common: 

Chronic Daily Headaches 

Among the most treated headache disorders at our office, chronic daily headaches are not directly caused by an underlying medical condition and occur more than 15 times in a single month for at least three months in a single year. Chronic daily headaches are generally short in duration with the longest lasting several hours. 

Cluster Headaches 

Cluster headaches are acute and last for weeks and even months at a time. Patients suffer periods of severe pain interrupted by pain free periods of different durations. External Compression Headaches External compression headaches are caused by ill-fitting headgear such as helmets, headbands or goggles. This makes them one of the easiest headaches types to treat. Once the cause is determined, removing the offending headgear will generally eliminate the resulting headaches. 

Migraines 

Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors including anxiety, stress, lack of food, lack of sleep and hormonal in-balances. Migraines occur more often in women than men and are among the most diagnosed headaches at New Jersey Headache Institute. 

Allergy and Sinus Headaches 

Many are unclear of the relationship between allergies and sinus headaches. Allergies do not directly cause headaches, but they do cause congestion that can lead to sinus headaches. Allergies also cause the body to release natural histamines that can dilute blood vessels which can in turn trigger a migraine headache. Other headache disorders commonly treated at New Jersey Headache Institute include: 

  • Rebound headaches 
  • Primary cough headaches 
  • Sex related headaches 
  • Tension headaches 
  • Spinal headaches 
  • Ice cream headaches 
  • Thunderclap headaches 
  • Headaches in teens 

Learn about all the types of headaches we treat and how we can help cure your headache disorders by calling us today.