Headaches and Migraines are not an uncommon experience in peoples lives. For someone who has commonly experienced headaches most of their life, identifying when a headache becomes a migraine is a difficult transition.

Did you know there are different types of headaches? Each headache type has a different set of causes and requires a different set of treatments. Sometimes it takes more than a Tylenol or Ibuprofen to make a headache disappear, and in some cases may need medical attention.

 In the order from the least to the most intense pain, the most common types are Sinus headaches, Tension headaches, and Migraines.

  •  Sinus headaches are common and usually affect the sinus area (around the nose and the front of the head); affecting those who have seasonal allergies. These headaches can be treated with over-the-counter sinus medicines such as Benadryl or Tylenol. If severe allergic reactions or infections occur, seek medical attention.
  • Tension headaches are caused by stress and are followed by a dull pain all over the head. Such headaches can be treated with pain relievers such as Advil or Aleve. Since this is a stress-induced headache, incorporating stress-relieving practices into your daily routine may help.
  •  Apart from headaches, Migraines come with their own set of intense pains and a variation of symptoms. They occur in the forehead, the side of the head, and around the eyes. Those who have migraines usually experience sensitivity to lights and sounds along with vomiting and nausea. If the pain becomes debilitating and or lasts for more than three days seek medical attention.

 Suffering from a migraine is not an uncommon experience, however, some suffer more than others. If you tend to have migraines consistently for many days at a time, you may suffer from chronic migraines and need long-term treatment to help with managing them.

Naturally, the emergency room is the place where you would most likely go to receive urgent care, however, when it comes to migraines, the emergency room may not prioritize your need for relief. You are important, and pain of any kind needs proper attention. To solve this problem, Migraine and Spine Clinic is here to help you identify when a headache becomes a migraine and work to get you back on your feet in no time with individualized personal care.

Migraines are Migraine and Spine Clinic’s specialty. Urgent care treatment rooms are set up with migraine symptom-centered features: such as soft lighting, comfortable chairs, short wait times, and individualized patient care to make sure you experience no more pain or discomfort than what you may already have. Whether you come across a migraine once in every blue moon or every sunrise, Migraine and Spine Clinic has urgent care and long-term treatment options available for you right here in Valdosta, Georgia.