Headache & Migraine

Headache and Migraine

What are headaches and migraines?

Headaches and migraines involve pain in any part of your head. Migraines are associated with more severe pain and seeing auras or visual disturbances. Common symptoms of headaches and migraines include:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Severe or throbbing pain
  • Pain on just one side of your head
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Radiating pain
  • Pain that’s isolated to certain areas of your head
  • Sharp pain

Headaches and migraines might appear suddenly or gradually. They can be short lived or last longer than a day. If headache or migraine pain is a regular occurrence, the pain specialists at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers are here for you.

What causes headaches and migraines?

Women are three times more likely than men to develop migraines. Numerous factors contribute to headaches and migraines. Examples include:

  • Concussions or other head trauma
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Eating certain foods
  • Taking some medications
  • Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Alcohol or tobacco use
  • Certain health conditions

Your practitioner works with you to determine the cause of your headaches and migraines and establish a treatment plan that best matches your needs.

They review your medical history and symptoms, complete an exam, and may use blood, imaging, or neurological tests to rule out serious medical conditions, such as a tumor or traumatic brain injury.

What is the treatment for headaches and migraines?

The pain management specialists at Raj Pain Clinic  and Recovery Centers work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. They might recommend one or more of the following:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of developing a migraine or headache. Examples include getting enough sleep, losing weight if you’re overweight, getting regular exercise, making dietary changes, and stress-reduction strategies like massage or meditation.

Chiropractic care

Realigning your spine using chiropractic adjustments often helps relieve chronic headache and migraine pain.

Alternative treatments

In addition to massage, other alternative headache and migraine treatments include acupuncture, deep breathing exercises, physical therapy, and taking herbal or other dietary supplements.


Taking certain medications eases headache pain and reduces your risk of experiencing a migraine.

Which headache and migraine treatment is right for me?

Talk with your doctor about headache and migraine treatment options to determine which one is right for you. Your personalized plan is based on the frequency and severity of your headaches and your preferences.

Don’t live with headache and migraine pain if it negatively impacts your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers by phone or online today.