Mile High Sports & Rehabilitation Medicine
Physical Medicine, Pain Management, and Medical Aesthetics located in Denver, CO
If you suffer from migraines or headaches, you are among the millions of Americans who experience this painful and debilitating condition. The team of highly trained physicians at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine in Denver have extensive experience in helping their patients treat the causes and symptoms of migraines and headaches, giving them the freedom to live the life that they imagine. Call or book online today to schedule your first appointment at one of their two convenient locations.
Headaches & Migraines Q & A
What are headaches and migraines?
Most people have experienced a headache of some severity at some point in their life. While pain in the head is the most obvious symptom, this pain can present in different areas of your head and in different ways. You may experience a dull ache, a throbbing sensation, or stabbing pain, and the pain may have a gradual onset or start rapidly.
Tension headaches and sinus headaches are two of the most common types of headaches. A migraine is a form of headache that is often characterized by a pounding headache, light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. There are many different types of migraines, which makes it important to speak with the experienced medical professionals at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine and receive an accurate diagnosis.
What types of headache and migraine treatments are available?
The team of well-trained physicians at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine have extensive experience in treating headaches and migraines. At the onset, simple over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and aspirin are helpful at alleviating the pain before it becomes too severe.
Oxygen therapy, delivered in the doctor's office, has also been shown to help treat headaches. In addition, triptans, octreotide, lidocaine, prednisone, and ergotamine have all shown effectiveness in the management of headaches.
Fortunately, for those who suffer from frequent headaches, preventative treatment options are available that can help to reduce the chance of a headache or migraine from happening in the first place. These include:
- Blood pressure medications (verapamil)
- Behavioral therapy
- Physical therapy
In addition, healthy lifestyle changes can help to reduce the risk and rate of occurrence of migraines and headaches. These changes include quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, getting sufficient sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. Some patients have also found relief through the use of acupuncture and other forms of herbal and homeopathic medicine.
What can I expect at my appointment?
Since there are so many different causes of headaches possible, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. During your appointment with the team at Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, they conduct a thorough physical examination as well as take your detailed medical history. Testing may be necessary as well.
Once the cause of your headaches is determined, the team will work collaboratively with you to develop a comprehensive and individualized plan of care to help you effectively treat and reduce your migraines or headaches.
To learn more about headache and migraine treatment, call Mile High Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine or book online today to schedule your first appointment.