In the United States, nearly 40 million people suffer from migraines, and headaches are among the most common medical complaints that limit patients from attending to work schedules and any activities of daily living. At Mind Mood Pain, with locations in Moore and Edmond, Oklahoma, our team of board-certified physicians provide state-of-the-art pain management for men and women with chronic headaches and migraines. We are dedicated to customizing a treatment plan that relieves you of chronic headaches and get you back to work and functionality.
The causes of headaches are generally from tissue, nerves, and blood vessels in your head and neck that signal pain. Your scalp, sinuses, and teeth can all be a source of a signal pain in the form of a headache. In most cases, there are circumstances or triggers that lead to headache pain that include emotional stress, fatigue, eye strain, structural or postural abnormalities, smoking, alcohol, or infections. However, tension headaches are the most common type of headache, inflicting pain on 3 of 4 adults, which can result from any of these triggers causing prolonged muscle spasm or contraction in the neck. Typically, tension headaches affect a person a few times each month, but some headache patterns, like migraine headaches, can last for more than 15 days each and every month.
Migraine headaches are common in both male and female genders and can be caused by irregular blood flow in the brain and any increased neuronal activity, though genetics plays an equally strong role in a person with a history of migraine headaches.
Depending on the type of headache you have, our team can develop an integrative treatment strategy with a goal in alleviating the headache frequency, duration, and strength through: