Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints in the United States. Headaches can be debilitating and interfere with an individual’s daily life.
Why are headaches common and how do I treat them?
Headaches are multifactorial and stem from a variety of causes. Headaches are classified based upon criteria according to the International Headache Society. For example, headaches can be classified as migraines, tension type headaches, cluster headaches, or be secondary to medication overuse.
Colorado Interventional Health Sciences works closely with primary care specialists, neurologists, chiropractors, and physical therapists in the treatment of headaches. Specifically, Colorado Interventional Health Sciences provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for occipital neuralgia, facial pain, and headaches which originate from the cervical spine. These headaches may occur secondary to an inflamed nerve, wear and tear over the years, cervical spine degeneration, whiplash, or acute traumatic injuries. Patients often need a combination of treatment including medications, therapy, nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablation when indicated. In some cases, headaches that originate from the cervical spine may also be aided with regenerative medicine techniques.
Although headaches are complex, having the appropriate available treatment options and skilled team members will aid in headache relief.