There are two main types of headaches:
- Primary headaches are headaches that do not result from another medical condition. They include tension, migraine and cluster headaches.
- Secondary headaches result from another medical condition such as sinus problems, hormone imbalances, injury or tumor.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Each year, more than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches, including approximately 28 million who suffer from migraines. Medical science has identified more than 150 diagnostic categories for headaches, making an appropriate diagnosis critical to successful treatment. Once properly diagnosed, chronic headaches such as migraine or cluster headaches often respond well to treatment. Headaches resulting from secondary causes require prompt and accurate diagnosis so that the underlying cause can be treated. Along with approved drug therapies, we offer counseling and assistance including education, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and stress management.