Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C.
Neurologist and Pain Management Specialist located in Dyer, IN
Although headache pain for some may simply be a minor inconvenience, for others, headaches can cause severe pain and affect quality of life. At Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C., in Dyer, Indiana, the neurology experts use advanced technology to diagnose and treat headaches to reduce your pain and help you get back to doing the things you love. For a consultation, call the office today.
Headaches Q & A
What are the types of headaches?
Headaches are a common pain complaint that affects everyone at some point during their life. However, not all headaches are the same. There are different types of headaches that may arise from different causes and result in different symptoms.
The types of headaches treated at Midwest Neurology Associates include:
- Sinus headaches
- Acute headaches
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Hormone-induced headaches
- Mixed headache syndrome
- Teenager’s migraine
The experienced team at Midwest Neurology Associates understand the different types of headaches and how they affect the nervous system, brain, and cerebrovascular system, which is essential when developing an effective treatment plan.
What can I expect during a headache evaluation?
When you come in to see the neurology team at Midwest Neurology Associates for help with your headache pain, the team conducts a comprehensive evaluation before recommending any treatment. Headaches can be a sign of a more serious life-threatening health issue, which needs to be ruled out before the team proceeds with treatment.
Once the team determines that your headaches aren’t the result of a life-threatening condition, they can devise a treatment plan based on the type of headache responsible for your pain, so you get the most effective relief.
What are the treatments for headaches?
The team at Midwest Neurology Associates offers many innovative treatment options for headaches. The type of treatment best suited for you may depend on the type of headache from which you’re suffering and the severity of your symptoms.
Though some may benefit from medications to manage pain, prescription pills aren’t helpful for all and can lead to other problems. The team at Midwest Neurology Associates understands the downfall of prescription medication for the treatment of headaches and offer treatments that surpass everyday solutions.
One of the most effective treatments the team offers for headaches are nerve blocks. Comprised of an anesthetic and/or anti-inflammatory agent, the nerve block stops nerve function and turns off the pain signal to reduce discomfort.
For migraines, the team offers Botox® injections. These injections are recommended for people who suffer from chronic migraines. Though researchers aren’t certain how Botox helps reduce migraine pain, it’s theorized that the injection may block the neurotransmitters responsible for the pain.
Headaches are common and for some can lead to excessive pain that affects quality of life. For comprehensive care, call Midwest Neurology Associates, to request an appointment today.