You’ve likely suffered more than a few headaches in your life that have affected you in both minor and major ways. When headaches become chronic, however, and routinely affect your ability to go about your daily activities, they need to be addressed by a medical professional. The team at Men’s Health Chicago has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating severe headaches that interfere with your quality of life. Call one of the four offices in Schaumburg, Chicago, Barrington or Naperville, Illinois, for a consultation or book an appointment online to get started.
Although there are more than 150 identified headaches, most fall under one of the following categories:
A headache can either be a primary condition — it stands alone as a diagnosis — or a secondary condition, where a headache is the result of another issue such as untreated hypertension. Most often, headaches are a primary condition and are treated independently.
While the answer may seem obvious, headaches often produce more than just an ache in your head. Some of the more common symptoms include:
These symptoms vary depending on the type of headache you suffer from, so it’s important to let your doctor at Men’s Health Chicago know about anything you’re feeling, even if it doesn’t seem related to your headache.
Zeroing in on the primary cause of your headache takes a bit of detective work on the part of the health care providers at Men’s Health Chicago. Typically, they start with a full examination and review your family history, medical history, and habits to start to whittle down the possibilities.
Headaches can be caused by anything from reactions to certain additives in food to over-exercising, so the more information the doctors collect, the better they’re able to hone in on the underlying cause.
Once they identify a pattern, the doctors at Men’s Health Chicago order further testing to make a definitive diagnosis so that they can begin treatment as quickly as possible.
Treatment for your headache largely depends on what type of headache you’re suffering from and whether the headache is the primary condition or a byproduct of another health issue. The health care providers at Men’s Health Chicago typically use many treatments, including:
Men’s Health Chicago uses a number of effective tools to combat headaches and the doctors at the practice work with you until your problem is resolved, whether with one treatment or a combination of treatments. To learn more, call or go online to book an appointment.