The treatment you need for your headache might vary depending on the type of headache, its source, and its severity. If over-the-counter medications aren’t easing your pain, Dr. Verma offers effective alternatives at Essential Sports and Spine Solutions that could help, such as:
- Muscle relaxant medication
- Blood pressure medicine
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Anti-seizure medications
- Ergotamine and caffeine
- Anti-nausea medicine
- Calcium channel blockers
- ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors
- Trigger point injections
- Botox injections
One of the most effective therapies for patients who are getting a lot of migraines a month (15 headaches, of which at least eight are migraines) is injections of medical Botox®. Dr. Verma uses Botox to reduce the likelihood of a migraine developing, while other treatments help make migraines less intense if they do occur.
You can also do a lot to help yourself; for example, learning relaxation techniques can relieve stress and enable you to avoid tension headaches. Identifying anything that triggers your headaches or migraines and avoiding them is also vital.
As with most health problems, eating a nutritious diet, getting plenty of exercise, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and getting enough good quality sleep can have a significant impact on your risk of getting headaches. Dr. Verma also specializes in easing migraines and other headaches by treating underlying neck disorders.
If you’re having problems with migraines or other recurring headaches, call Essential Sports and Spine Solutions or request an appointment online today.