A headache can be mostly defined as a throbbing pain in your head. The pain can be localised in some cases, whereas at numerous times the same is disabling and can affect the entire brain. Headaches are the major cause of disability all across the world. Headache can also be a major symptom associated with an ailment – sore throat, flu or in some cases it can be associated with major issues such as brain tumour. . Migraine is more prevalent than asthma and diabetes combined, affecting as many as 50 million Indians – around 3 million of them chronically.
Paras Patna has a specialised clinic to address your headaches and provide you assistance to diagnose and treat the same. The team of specialists help in diagnosing the underlying cause or the trigger point that is responsible for headaches. Paras Patna has a team of neurologists, Interventional pain specialists, physical therapists and pain psychologists to address your headache issues.
Types of Headaches:
Depending on the severity and the trigger points, headaches can be of the following types:
- Migraine Headaches: Headaches are moderate to severe, often one-sided and throbbing. They can be associated with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to lights and sounds.
- Tension headaches: Headache are dull, mild to moderate and affect both sides of the head.
- Cluster headaches: Headaches are just on one side of the head. They are very severe and can occur up to eight times a day but last less than four hours.
- Trigeminal neuralgia: A facial pain condition that causes episodes of intense facial pain along the trigeminal nerve branches.
Please note that if you are experiencing headache for more than 2 weeks on regular basis, it is important that you visit a specialist – a general physician or a neurologist at the earliest.