D3 Pain Management
Dan D DuBose, MD
Pain Management Specialist located in Willow Park, TX
About 1 in every 20 adults experiences headaches every day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As a practice that specializes in pain management, D3 Pain Management can diagnose and treat headaches at the source from their office in Willow Park, Texas. Dan DuBose, MD, and the experienced providers at D3 Pain Management use interventional techniques to eliminate headaches in chronic sufferers. Schedule an appointment now by calling D3 Pain Management or by booking a visit online.
Headache Q & A
What is a headache?
A headache is a painful sensation in the head, but it can also be a symptom of facial or neck pain. Patients can feel tension near the eyes or a dull ache in the back of the head. Headaches are rarely a sign of serious illness, but they can cause chronic, debilitating pain that interferes with your daily activities.
Are there different types of headaches?
There are many different types of headaches, but the most common include:
Tension headaches typically feel like a rubber band tightening around your head, neck, and scalp. You may even experience a dull ache that radiates throughout your shoulders. These headaches often develop during times of stress.
Most cluster headaches focus on one area of your face and head, like on one side of your face or behind one of your eyes. You may feel a piercing or burning type of pain, tear up, and experience nasal congestion.
A migraine is a severe type of headache that can cause constant throbbing on one side of the head. You may also experience sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, people vomit or see flashing lights when they have a migraine. While some migraines last for hours, others go on for days.
What causes headaches?
Headaches are very common, but you may have certain triggers that cause head pain, such as:
- Certain medications
- Infections (flu, meningitis, sinus infection)
- Neck pain
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
If you’re experiencing constant, chronic headaches, there may be an underlying condition, such as tight neck muscles or joint pain.
When should I worry about a headache?
Seek medical attention right away if you have a sudden, intense headache. It’s also important to talk to D3 Pain Management if you experience ongoing headaches that haven’t subsided after trying at-home remedies, such as over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication.
How are headaches treated?
Start with conservative therapy: lifestyle changes, OTC medications, and prescription medications; these can take some time to work.
Physical therapy is another great, conservative treatment option, which includes a combination of exercises, stretches, massages, and more to treat musculoskeletal pain. With ongoing treatment, physical therapy can help improve your posture and relieve muscle tension in your back, neck, and face.
If you are continuing to suffer from headaches, then consider the following interventions:
- Nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Botox injection for migraine
If your headache is caused by muscle pain, poor posture, or joint degeneration, D3 Pain Management has a variety of interventional techniques to help relieve your discomfort.
If you’re tired of constant headaches, call the pain management experts at D3 Pain Management or book an appointment online today.