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How do you treat chronic headaches?

How do you treat chronic headaches?

Depends: First you have to figure out the cause of the chronic headaches, then treat accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How can I deal with chronic headaches?

How can I deal with chronic headaches?

CDH: Chronic daily headache. Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem around the world. Daily headaches that last less than 4 hours are classified as short duration (e.g., chronic cluster, cph); daily headaches lasting more than 4 hours are classified as long duration and the term cdh. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have chronic headache, what can I do?

I have chronic headache, what can I do?

Can get controlled: Visit a neurologist, or better yet, one who focuses on headache issues. Chronic daily headaches compromise quality of life and the pattern should be "broken up", and many choices exist for success with both prescription and otc preps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you know why chronic headaches occur?

Do you know why chronic headaches occur?

Triggers: Headaches are always triggered by some issue, such as glutamate sensitivity, in migraine, or jaw, dental, or sinus issues causing tension headaches. A pattern may get established by usage of daily tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How should I deal with chronic headaches?

Chronic daily HA?: Is it chronic daily headache or transformed migraine? If your ha > 15 days/month and is not related to structural/systemic illness the diagnostic is a challenge. See headache specialist for: 1. Exclude secondary headache. 2. Diagnose the specific chronic headache. 3. Identify medical or psychiatric comorbidity. 4. Rebound headache (medication overuse). ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

How can I deal with chronic headaches/pains?

See a HA specialist: The first steps in the management of chronic headache is to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder. The key to effective management is to recognize any pattern of over utilization of headache-inducing medications that could result in medication overuse headache. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

What to do about a case of chronic headaches?

See HA specialist: Management of Chronic Daily Headache: The first steps in the management of CDH are to eliminate the presence of any secondary headache disorder and to diagnose the specific category of CDH involved. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorder or sleep disturbance. See a HA or OFP specialist for evealuation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

Can you tell me about the cause of chronic headache?

MOH: Medication overuse headache which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more. It is a major cause of chronic daily headache affecting 1-2% of the general population. The good news it is a treatable condition. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Please tell me what can be the cause of chronic headaches?

Headaches: A herniated disc in the neck can cause muscles to spasm and lead to tension migraines. There may be difficulty turning the neck, radiating shoulder or arm pain, and the headaches worsen as the day progresses. Imaging of the brain and cervical spine is a good starting point to eliminate the headaches. See a headache specialist too. ...Read more

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