Head Pain

Head Pain
Head Pain

Head pain is a common health concern that may present itself as a headache, severe migraine, or facial nerve pain. The symptoms and treatments of chronic head pain will vary depending on the cause of the condition. Patients may describe their symptoms as mild, moderate, or severe.

Head Pain Causes
Head Pain Causes

More often than not, head pain is caused by over-activity of sensitive structures in the head. This phenomenon can lead to the following conditions and ailments:

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Concussion
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
Head Pain Symptoms
Head Pain Symptoms

Symptoms of head pain can vary depending on the cause. Some of the most common signs of head pain include:

  • Excessive sleepiness or fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to light and noise
  • Mild, dull aches or severe shooting pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Neck pain and stiffness
Head Pain Treatments
Head Pain Treatments

Patients may utilize conservative therapies like over-the-counter painkillers, ice, and rest to relieve their head pain. If these techniques don’t work, the following interventional treatments may be used to reduce pain: