Headaches are one of the most common pain-related disorders worldwide, with nearly 45 million annual sufferers. While we tend to think of headaches as passing inconveniences, over 8 million Americans visit medical professionals for headache-related concerns every year. When tension headaches occur repeatedly, it could be an indication of a headache disorder; ongoing headache disorders must be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional – they may night resolve on their own as a regular headache would.  While tension-type headaches are the most common, individuals may also suffer from migraines or cluster headaches. Migraines can be severe and devastating, and while they may be improved by simple lifestyle changes, pharmaceutical treatment is often necessary. Cluster headaches may require more intensive treatment, and ongoing preventative therapy is usually recommended. The type of headache you suffer from will dictate the level of treatment necessary. Many headaches can be self-cured with over-the-counter pain medications; however, this is not always the case.

Symptoms of Headaches

Seeing as there are several different types of headache, symptoms may vary significantly. If you suffer from a tension headache, your symptoms may include a dull, aching pain and sensations of pressure across your temples or on the sides and back of your head. Tension headaches are often easily eliminated with over-the-counter medications and a bit of rest. If you suffer from migraines, you are liable to experience:

  • Intense, throbbing pain in the face and/or neck
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting

If you suffer from cluster headaches, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Intense pain in the head and/or neck
  • Increased sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Increased body temperature/flushing
  • Puffy, watery, and irritated eyes
  • Potential drooping of one or both eyelids

Treatment for Headaches

Most everyone has suffered a headache at one point or another. In most instances, headaches are mild and short-term, and can be easily cured with over-the-counter pain medications and minor adjustments made to nutrition, water intake, and sleep patterns. However, some headaches are ongoing and crippling, and will require more intensive treatment. If you suffer from migraine headaches, you may require prescription medications. In severe cases, treatment methods such as transcranial magnetic stimulation may be necessary (this method of treatment involves using electrical currents to stimulate neurological nerve cells). If you experience chronic headaches (headaches on a daily or near daily basis), even more intensive treatment methods may be required.

How Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches Heals Headaches

When treating pain related to headaches, we carefully evaluate the symptoms and medical history of each individual patient before beginning to develop an initial treatment plan. Depending on what kind of headache you suffer from and how intense your pain tends to be, we will begin with non-invasive treatment methods and utilize trial and error until we find the perfect solution for you.

If you are suffering from headaches, we can help. Call (561) 434-7577 and let the caring staff at Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches get you on the path to healing.

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Dr. Gatz

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Gatz has been practicing Pain Medicine for nearly 2 decades. He began his medical education by earning his Bachelors in Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska in1993.

After completing his internship at Creighton University Medical Center, in 1994, Dr. Gatz completed his Anesthesiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center and his Anesthesiology and Pain Management fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, in 1998.

Why Choose Our Clinic?

Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches uses a patient centered approach to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help each patient overcome their pain.

  • State-of-the-art Digital Imaging System
  • High Quality Pain Diagnosis
  • Nearly 2 decades of Pain Management Experience
  • Fellowship Trained in Pain Management
  • Board Certified in Anesthesia
  • On-site Procedure Rooms
  • Non-surgical and Surgical Care Customized to Your Needs
  • Individually Tailored Pain Management Treatment
  • Results Oriented Treatment
  • South Florida’s Dedicated Full-service Pain Management Clinic

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