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The Best Solutions for Migraine and Headache Pain

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had a headache from time to time, or even a migraine. Unfortunately, heaving a headache can make it hard to concentrate at work or school or sideline you from going out with family and friends. 

Migraine sufferers have it even worse. They may be nauseous and sensitive to light. They may have to stay in bed for days until it passes. If any of these scenarios sound like you, you’re certainly not alone. The good news is, we can help.

Sameer Syed, MD, MPH, uses a variety of pain management techniques to treat headaches at the Pain Treatment Institute in Plano and Sherman, Texas. Read on to learn more about migraine and headache pain and how we can help you.

Headache pain

Headache pain can range from dull and achy to sharp and throbbing. The pain can be on one side of your head, at the base of your skull, behind your eyes, or all around. 

Headaches are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat because the pain can be caused by any number of triggers. Some causes of headaches or migraines include:

If you suffer from headaches or migraines often, it’s important to make sure you don’t have an underlying health condition.

How we can help eliminate migraine and headache paine

Dr. Syed will review your health history, do a comprehensive exam, and may order diagnostic tests. Once he has all the information he needs, he’ll design a custom treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes, medication, and any of the following:

Relaxation

Stress can cause headaches. Finding healthy methods of managing stress can both make you feel more relaxed and prevent headaches from developing. Try relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, or yoga. Calming the body and mind with purposeful relaxation can help you manage stress and reduce the number of headaches you suffer.

Massage therapy

A massage is relaxing but it can also relieve muscle tension and help reduce the number of headaches you have each month. Though massage doesn’t stop headache pain once it starts, it may prevent headaches from developing.

Healthy habits

Staying hydrated, reducing your alcohol consumption, and getting enough high-quality sleep in a cool room each night can help prevent headaches. Getting about 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week has a host of health benefits, and headache prevention could be one of them. Exercise improves blood flow, helps you manage stress, and releases endorphins. 

If you think your headaches or migraines are triggered by certain foods, keep a food diary. Some culprits include caffeine, chocolate, processed meats, aged cheeses, and foods containing aspartame, an artificial sweetener.  

Acupuncture

This popular alternative medicine treatment has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture is a good way to control headache pain naturally and involves inserting very fine needles into certain points of your body. 

With so many treatment options available, there’s no reason to watch your life go by because you’re stuck in bed with another headache or migraine. Book an appointment online or call 972-370-5771 today.

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