pic

Headache Specialist

misc image
Headache services offered in Towson, MD
Severe or frequent headaches can feel crippling, but you don’t have to live with them. At the offices of Dr. Weng in Towson, Maryland, primary care physician Charles Weng, MD, has found even complex headaches improve considerably with low-dose THC (an active ingredient in medical marijuana). This can be taken with or without CBD or CBG.  Often the patient may go through after years of an exhaustive workup including MRIs and CAT scans, there isn't an identifiable cause yet somehow the complex workings of cannabinoids are very effective in relieving pain and restoring your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.  Telemedicine is available.
Headache Q & A

What are headaches?

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.

What are the risk factors for headaches?

Common causes and risk factors for developing headaches include:

  • Stress
  • Skipped meals
  • Alcohol
  • Some foods and preservatives
  • Lack of sleep
  • Nasal congestion
  • Flu
  • Ear infections
  • Hormone changes
  • Family history of headaches or migraines
  • Head trauma
  • Dehydration
  • Vision problems
  • Some medications
  • Intense exercise
  • Caffeine 

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.

Why am I getting headaches?

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.

What are common treatments for headache pain?

If you struggle with severe or ongoing headache pain, common treatments that Dr. Weng may recommend include:

Lifestyle changes

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.

Alternative therapies

Massage and acupuncture are examples of alternative therapies that can reduce headache pain naturally. 

Medications

Taking medications can alleviate headache pain or your risk of developing headaches and migraines.

Medical marijuana

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.