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Headaches

HeadachesHeadaches Fridley Mn

Headaches can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include lack of sleep, an incorrect eyeglass prescription, stress, loud noise exposure, or tight headwear.

HEADACHES - A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face. Headaches vary greatly in terms of the location and intensity of the pain, and how often the headaches occur. The brain tissue doesn't have pain-sensitive nerve fibers and doesn't feel pain.

Your headache comes on suddenly and is explosive or violent. Your headache is "the worst ever," even if you regularly get headaches. You also have slurred speech, a change in vision, problems moving your arms or legs, loss of balance, confusion, or memory loss with your headache. Your headache gets worse over 24 hours.

Headaches - What does a headache feel like

A headache is a pain in your head or face that's often described as a pressure that's throbbing, constant, sharp or dull. Headaches can differ greatly in regard to pain type, severity, location and frequency. Headaches are a very common condition that most people will experience many times during their lives.

Headaches Fridley MN

Headaches

Symptoms - What is the main cause of headaches?

They can be caused by stress, anxiety, poor posture, and other lifestyle factors. Migraines – Migraines are another common type of primary headaches. They are often accompanied by throbbing pain on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.

When to Call the Doctor

  • This is the first severe headache you have ever had in your life and it interferes with your daily activities.
  • You develop a headache right after activities such as weightlifting, aerobics, jogging, or sex.
  • Your headache comes on suddenly and is explosive or violent.
  • Your headache is "the worst ever," even if you regularly get headaches.
  • You also have slurred speech, a change in vision, problems moving your arms or legs, loss of balance, confusion, or memory loss with your headache.
  • Your headache gets worse over 24 hours.

Common types of headaches include tension headaches, migraine or cluster headaches, sinus headaches, and headaches that begin in your neck. You may have a mild headache with a cold, the flu, or other viral illnesses when you also have a low fever.

When you’re in pain, your quality of life decreases dramatically – and every aspect of your everyday life is impacted. Just because you have a condition that causes pain, it doesn’t mean you have to live with the pain day in and day out. The pain management specialists at the Minnesota Pain Institute in Fridley, MN can help you get relief.

HEADACHES - When to Seek Medical Care

Most people will recover quickly and completely following a concussion. Some people can have symptoms that last for several weeks before gradually getting better. Seek immediate medical attention if:

• Headache is worse or does not go away
• Slurred speech, weakness, numbness or decreased coordination
• Significant nausea or repeated vomiting
• Seizures
• Loss of consciousness
• Inability to wake up
• Symptoms have worsened at any time
• Symptoms have not gone away after 10-14 days
• History of multiple concussions

 

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