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Headache Causes and Treatments

Headaches can be characterized as a throbbing sensation in the head or upper neck. Headaches occur due to pain signals travelling between the brain, blood vessels, and surrounding nerves.

Depending on the intensity and location of the pain, a headache can be classified between several different types, including:

  • Migraines
  • Tension Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Neuralgias

No matter the kind of headache, please consult the neurologists at the Neurology Center in Houston, TX at 713-795-0074.


Common Causes of Headaches

Headaches develop for numerous reasons. Headaches may also develop due to a head injury or trauma. Other common causes of headaches may include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Poor Posture
  • Alcohol Use
  • Stress
  • Irregular Sleeping Pattern
  • Depression
  • Skipped Meals
  • Environmental Stimuli (changing weather, noise, tobacco smoke, perfume, and strong odors)

Headache Treatments

The most common type of headache is a tension headache, and these can normally be managed with over-the-counter medications. However, if they’re recurring frequently, you may consider consulting a neurologist to see if there are any more serious underlying causes. The neurologist will conduct a physical exam and a headache evaluation. Depending on the specific type of headache you suffer from, the neurologist may suggest behavioral modifications, medication, stress management, or counseling for treatment.


Consult a Neurologist Today

The professionals at the Neurology Center in Houston, TX, are here to help you overcome headache pain. We specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing future occurrences of headaches.

To learn more about headache treatments, contact the Neurology Center in Houston, TX, today at 713-795-0074.