Headaches

Headaches

Headaches have many causes that can only be determined by careful pain history evaluation and accurate diagnostic procedures and imaging. The most common causes are muscle tension headaches and migraines. 
  • Muscle tension headaches usually occur in the temples or neck and are constant and sometimes throb. 
  • Migraines are associated with neurological symptoms and may include light sensitivity and dizziness (the most common).
  • Sinus headaches are usually a "pressure" feeling in the forehead and under the eyes.
  • There are many other types that are less common and some that are life-threatening
 
If you experience more than two headaches per week, we suggest you seek care from your physician or from a headache specialist like Dr. Prehn. If you are currently under the care of a headache specialist and your headaches are being managed well, we suggest you stay under the care of that doctor. But if you find yourself frustrated by continued headaches, it may be that you have other contributing factors your doctor may not be aware of because of his training and practice focus. These are the type of headaches that Dr. Prehn specializes in. He has received training in many medical and dental specialties to diagnose and treat headaches that cross medical and dental specialties.


Important Note: If you have the worst headache you have ever had, or this is your first bad headache, you should go to the Emergency Room immediately.
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