Headache Treatment

Headache Specialist in Bakersfield

Understanding & Treating Your Headaches

Most of us have suffered from headaches at one time or another. After all, there are over 150 types of headaches. However, headaches can sometimes develop other symptoms, have different causes, and require different treatments depending on the type of headache. California Neurology Institute is a headache specialist in Bakersfield, California who can help to determine the type of headaches and treatment needed to provide you with headache relief. Look no further when seeking a headache doctor in Bakersfield.

Common Types of Headaches

  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches (multiple times per day, lasting weeks to months)
  • Chronic Daily Headaches (15+ days a month or longer than 3 months)
  • Sinus Headaches
  • Posttraumatic Headaches (following head injuries)

 

Less Common Types of Headaches

  • Exercise Headaches
  • Hemicrania Continua (chronic on one side)
  • Hormone Headaches
  • New Daily Persistent Headaches (NDPH)
  • Rebound Headaches (overuse of pain medication headaches)

 

Rare Headaches

  • Ice Pick Headaches (stabbing, lasting a few seconds)
  • Spinal Headaches (puncture headache, spinal fluid leak)
  • Thunderclap headache (sudden, intense, possible sign of something serious)
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis – autoimmune disease)
  • Cervicogenic Headache (related to the neck)

Causes Of Headaches

There are many different causes of headaches. The pain felt during a headache comes from nerves in the blood vessels and head muscles that trigger and send pain signals to the brain. Common causes of headaches are various illnesses, such as anything that impacts the sinuses, head injuries, or serious medical conditions; stress; environment; and genetics. It takes experienced headache doctors, like California Neurology Institute in Bakersfield, California, to determine the cause of your specific headaches.

Treatment for Headaches

 

Diagnosing Headaches

It is important to have your headaches properly diagnosed to find the proper treatment plan. Visit our headache doctors in Bakersfield, CA to accurately diagnose and treat your headaches. When you meet with California Neurology Institute or our physicians, they will thoroughly review your specific medical history and symptoms, conduct a tailored neurological exam, and provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Neurological exams could consist of a CT scan, MRI, or EEG depending on your specific symptoms.

Treatment for Headaches

Headache treatments vary based on the type of headache, frequency, and cause. If medical help is needed, that may consist of medication, electronic medical devices, counseling, stress management, biofeedback, or a combination of some of these methods. California Neurology Institute, formally known as Maheep Viridi M.D. & Associates, will use its expertise as headache specialists to determine the treatment plan for your specific needs.

It is important once you begin treatment to avoid triggers for your headaches. You should develop healthy habits that will help you feel better, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a healthy diet. You should also be sure to follow up with California Neurology Institute so they can monitor your progress and adjust your treatment program as needed.

 

If you are suffering from headaches and seeking treatment, then a headache doctor is a great place to turn. California Neurology Institute is a neurology center located in Bakersfield, California whose expertise as headache specialists can provide the relief you are looking for. Contact California Neurology Institute today if you’re searching for a headache doctor in Bakersfield, CA.

 

California Neurology Institute, our Physicians, and Staff specialize in treating all adult and adolescent neurology needs.

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(661) 432-7851

FAX

(661) 432-7852

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