Headaches are an uncomfortable feeling in your head, face, or neck. They might be mild, moderate, or severe and debilitating. The pain could feel like a dull ache, throbbing pain, or pain on just one side of your head. The good news is you don’t have to live with headache discomfort, as a variety of treatments are within reach.
Common causes and risk factors for developing headaches include:
Migraines, or severe headaches, can cause nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, or sensitivity to light and sound. They could last several hours or a few days if left untreated. Women are more likely than men to develop migraines.
Some causes of severe or ongoing headaches can indicate a more serious problem, such as a tumor. Seeing Dr. Weng can detect or rule out possible causes of head pain and get you the treatment needed for relief.
Dr. Weng can find the root cause of headache pain by reviewing your medical history, discussing your symptoms, and completing a physical examination. He may recommend undergoing blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.
If you struggle with severe or ongoing headache pain, common treatments that Dr. Weng may recommend include:
Making lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing headaches. Examples include eating healthy foods; limiting highly processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol; drinking plenty of water; getting regular exercise; and keeping stress levels low.
Massage and acupuncture are examples of alternative therapies that can reduce headache pain naturally.
Taking medications can alleviate headache pain or your risk of developing headaches and migraines.
Dr. Weng offers medical marijuana, including CBD and CBG that can reduce the severity, frequency and the length of time a person suffers with the headache.
Don’t live with constant headaches when simple treatments can offer you relief. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Weng by phone or book one online today. telemedicine is available.