Serving Hinsdale, Chicago, & Calumet City, IL
It’s often easy to pass off a headache as a minor thing, and often it is. But for many sufferers, headache relief is temporary at best and elusive at worst. When headaches become a constant struggle, returning again and again no matter what you do, this might be sign that your headaches are a chronic condition that must be addressed. However, headache relief is possible through clinics like Pinnacle Pain Management.
The Four Different Types of headache
Muscle Contraction Headache
The cause of this type of headache is precisely how it sounds. The pain is caused by tension from the tightening of the muscles in the head, face or neck leading to the onset of pain.
These are headaches caused by inflammation of some kind, frequently resulting from conditions or diseases of the sinuses, spine, neck, ears, or teeth. But inflammatory headaches can also be related to meningitis.
The most commonly known type of vascular headaches is the migraine. They are thought to be an effect of atypical blood vessel functioning within brain. Migraines cause severe pain on one or both sides of the head, as well as nausea and, at times, can affect vision.
This type of headache is the result of an organic disease that involves the head’s structures. These headaches are less common than muscle contraction or vascular headaches. But they may be a sign of a more severe condition like chronic sinus infection or possibly stroke
HEADACHE RELIEF AT PINNACLE PAIN MANAGEMENT
If your headaches are not frequent, the very best treatment is to take an aspirin or other pain reliever of your choice for headache relief. Often, a simple over-the-counter medication and 15 minutes of rest will do the trick. However, if headache relief is not achieved or your headaches return too frequently, seek professional headache relief at Pinnacle Pain Management.
Aside from simple tension headaches, however, the most common type of headache people suffer from are the vascular kinds like migraines. If severe pain on one or both sides of the head is accompanied by other symptoms like blurred or disturbed vision and nausea, you may be a sufferer of migraines.
At Pinnacle Pain Management, we have a multi-approach to headache pain. Using drug therapy in treatment, we also use relaxation therapy or biofeedback training to help our patients achieve headache relief techniques whenever they need it.
Most chronic headache conditions can be successfully treated with the following:
- Learning stress management skills and/or stress reduction
- Biofeedback training
- Drug therapy
- Regular exercising
Regarding migraine treatment, Sumatriptan is regularly prescribed. But other drug therapy is available, depending on your unique circumstances. They include:
- Methysergide maleate
- Propranolol Hydrochloride
- Ergotamine tartrate
CALL OR CONTACT PINNACLE PAIN MANAGEMENT
At Pinnacle Pain Management, our priority is returning you to normal function so that you can take those first steps to a full life. We have many convenient locations to serve you in the Greater Chicago Area. If you cannot achieve long lasting headache relief on your own, call (630) 794-9999 or use our Contact Us Page to find the location nearest you.
Meet Your Providers
NeeRAJ Jain, MD
Pain Care Specialist
David RoSANIA, MD
Pain Care Specialist
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1400 Torrence Ave,
Calumet City, IL, 60409
1301 E 47th St Building 2,
Chicago, IL 60653
2845 N Sheridan Blvd Ste 910,
Chicago, IL 60657
908 N Elm St Ste 301,
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Why Pinnacle Pain Management?
As a leader in Pain Management care in the Chicagoland area, Pinnacle Pain Management, we use state-of-the-art pain treatments to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we believe in treating the whole person and permanent relief to improve your everyday life. Among some of the other top reasons to choose Pinnacle Pain Management includes:
Dr. Jain's experience, including serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.
Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.
Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.