Headaches and migraines are the most common pain conditions experienced by adults, causing such severe pain that they’re the third leading cause of disability in the world. The doctors at Peak Medical in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, have extensive experience using numerous alternative therapies to give their patients quick relief from even the most severe headaches and migraines. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Headaches are classified as primary or secondary. Primary headaches are caused by a problem associated with your head and neck. A secondary headache occurs due to an underlying health condition such as a concussion or allergies.
The type of pain, where it’s felt, and the severity of your symptoms depend on the headache. In tension headaches, which are the most common type of primary headache, you typically have dull pain and a feeling of pressure.
By comparison, cluster headaches cause intense pain around one eye, while migraines are known for severe pain and other body-wide symptoms.
Some patients develop symptoms called aura about 30 minutes before their migraine starts. Aura often affects your vision, making you see zigzag lines or stars, or creating a temporary blind spot.
Migraines can last from four hours to three days if they’re not treated. During that time, you’ll have symptoms such as:
Even after your migraine pain is gone, you may continue to feel confused, dizzy, or sleepy.
The team at Peak Medical specializes in a wide range of alternative therapies that provide immediate relief from headaches and migraines. Your customized treatment plan may include one or more of these treatment options:
When you need quick relief from a headache, call Peak Medical to schedule an appointment.