Just about everyone has experienced a headache at one point in their lives. There is a difference, though, between a common headache and a chronic headache. A chronic headache is one that lasts for a very long time. For most people, having chronic headaches means having headaches 15 days out of the month for three consecutive months or more. Anyone who has suffered a temporary headache that lasts a couple of minutes or a couple of hours understands how debilitating an average headache can be. So, imagine undergoing that suffering multiple days in a row.
Just like any condition, chronic daily headaches are more frequent in certain groups of people than others. Caucasians are more likely to develop chronic headaches than other groups. Men are less likely to develop chronic headaches than women. There are other risk factors, including being under stress, overdosing on pain medication, drinking exorbitant amounts of caffeine, as well as snoring.
Although chronic daily headaches are excruciatingly painful, for most people, they are not life-threatening. There are some rare instances where bleeding in your head or pressure in your skull is causing your headache. But this only happens in the rarest of cases.
When you talk to our team at OM MediSpa about your chronic daily headaches, we will do our due diligence to make sure that there is not a problem with your bones, your muscles or any tissue that causes your headaches. However, in the vast majority of cases, we will be able to examine you and determine why you have your headaches without doing extensive testing.
Various treatments have shown to be effective in helping to reduce chronic daily headaches. The treatment that is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including the reasons for your headaches. The reasons why people get headaches are very complicated. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment that is going to completely stop chronic daily headaches. Usually, it will require a combination of treatments and a trial and error type of approach until our team of professionals finds the therapy or the combination of therapies that will work best for you.
Set up a time to visit OM MediSpa to learn about how we can help with your chronic headaches. Located in Elgin, we offer a variety of services and treatments ranging from urgent care matters to the NovaThreads procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!