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Types of Headaches

New Jersey Headache Institute - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Payman Sadeghi, MD

Living With Headaches-Which Type Do You Suffer From?

Primary Headache Disorders and Types:

Universally, headaches are the most under-recognized, under-estimated and under-treated disorder. Since headaches are mostly episodic, non-contagious and seldom lead to death, they are taken less seriously by almost everyone. However, constant headaches mean an impaired quality of life and physical and emotional stress that translates in lower productivity.

Most individuals suffer from primary headaches, and there are at least 5 headaches under this type that are very common:

  • TENSION HEADACHE: This is probably the most common form of headache and normally does not last long, unless one suffers from chronic tension headache. Muscle stress or any other type of stress that puts pressure on the muscles is mostly the cause of tension headaches. Maintaining correct posture and staying away from stressful situations can help you avoid tension headaches.
  • Migraine: Migraines affect one-side of the head and can be extremely painful. Anything from food to dehydration to noise can be the trigger for migraines. These headaches can be accompanied with vomiting and nausea.
  • CLUSTER HEADACHES: This is comparatively a rare kind of headache and occurs in loops. These headaches are excruciatingly painful and can last several days in a month before rearing their head again after a few days.
  • Headaches related to exercise: Individuals who exercise regularly tend to have less instances of headache. However, research shows that exercising in certain conditions (sunlight, humidity, not having a warm-up session, being dehydrated) can lead to a headache.
  • Rebound Headaches: Many headaches are the direct result of popping over-the-counter headache medicines too often. If taken judiciously, they effectively help in reducing pain but if over-used, they easily become counter-productive. Consuming pills more than 3 times a week over a period of time can cause an addiction. Essentially, the body starts craving for the drug, leading to withdrawal and headaches

      At the New Jersey Headache Institute we specialize in the treatment of all kind of headaches. Our expert team of doctors ensure personalized, high-quality service that guarantees the best diagnostic techniques and treatments. Most headaches can be cured easily if the cause is detected and the right treatment is assigned. Don't live with the trauma and anxiety of headaches. Call us at 908.315.5707 and book a consultation today.

      Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the co-founder of the New Jersey Headache Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas.  Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.

      Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.

       





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