Headaches & Migraines

Boston PainCare -  - Pain Management

Boston PainCare

Pain Management located in Waltham, Concord & Natick, MA

In the United States, more than 38 million people suffer from migraines, and headaches are among the most common medical complaints. At Boston PainCare, with locations in Waltham, Concord, and by appointment only in Natick, Massachusetts, the renowned team of board-certified physicians provides state-of-the-art pain management for men and women with chronic headaches and migraines. As the only pain management specialty practice in Massachusetts to be recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the team is dedicated to customizing a treatment plan that relieves you of chronic headaches. Call today to schedule a consultation or book online.

Headaches & Migraines Q & A

What Causes headaches?

Blood vessels in your head and neck can signal headache pain, as can tissue and nerves surrounding your brain. Your scalp, sinuses, and teeth may also signal pain in the form of a headache. In most cases, circumstances or triggers lead to headache pain.

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, inflicting pain on 3 of 4 adults. An occasional tension headache is the result of muscle contractions in your neck and head brought on by a variety of triggers, including:

  • Poor posture
  • Emotional stress
  • Eye strain
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol
  • Certain foods
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • A sinus infection or cold
  • Cold temperatures

Most adults have a tension headache a couple times a month, but if you experience chronic headaches, it’s likely you suffer from headache pain more than 15 days each month.

What Causes Migraines?

While the exact cause of migraines is unclear, neurologists believe that migraines are the result of changes in your brain’s blood flow and nerve cell activity. Migraines are more common in women than men, and genetics also plays a role. Additionally, if you suffer from chronic migraines, certain triggers often bring on a migraine, such as:

  • Changes in weather or humidity
  • Emotional stress
  • Fatigue
  • Strong smells
  • Loud noises
  • Skipping meals
  • Drinking red wine
  • Nitrates in cured meats and fish
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Hormone fluctuations

Your triggers are typically the same each time you get a migraine, so it helps to know which ones bother you the most so you can avoid them.

How Do You Treat Chronic Migraine and Headache Pain?

Depending on the type of headaches you experience, the multidisciplinary team of board-certified physicians at Boston PainCare takes an integrative approach to treatment. They customize a plan to best treat your headache or migraine pain so you get long-term relief. Your treatment may include any combination of the following:

  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Nutritional changes
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Botox® injections

Your team of providers also helps you learn how to prevent headaches and migraines from occurring so you can become less dependent on medications.

If you suffer from headache and migraine pain more than once or twice a month, the pain management specialists at Boston PainCare can help you get relief. Call the office location that’s most convenient to you, or request an appointment online today.

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Pain Management Services