Headaches are temperamental and hard to define. The criteria that define them tend to blur and mix, leaving many patients unsure which is cluster, which is sinus, and which is migraine. (Or is it just brain freeze?)
Headaches can arise from many sources, but each of them has something to tell you. This article cleverly describes exactly what the message is for each, and offers a few good tips on how to heed that warning and protect yourself from future pain:
The definitive cause of cluster headaches is unknown, but experts believe it’s due to abnormalities with a nerve pathway in the brain.
Due to their cyclical nature, some infer the body’s biological clock is involved. They can also be triggered by certain medications.
Although we tend to treat headaches as one of the signal maladies of the home remedy industry, some headaches are more serious in their symptoms or causes than an OTC medication could ever fix. When that happens – when you experience persistent pain of unknown origin, for instance – the wise choice is to visit a local headache specialist or ENT for a complete diagnostic workup.
The Los Angeles Sinus Institute boasts a CT scanning center and a battery of powerful testing protocols modeled after the Mayo Clinic, offering exhaustive tools to ensure that every patient leaves our clinic with a definitive, actionable diagnosis. Please contact us today to learn how you can lift the burden of a chronic headache.