Headaches can seriously detract from your quality of life. There are many types of headaches, and they can be much more complicated than most people realise. It is important to understand what type of headache you have and speak to your GP to rule out any undiagnosed medical causes.
The most common type of headache is the tension headache. This cause mild to moderate pain, come and go and usually have no other symptoms. Tension headaches can be exacerbated by desk-based work, long hours and stressful jobs. Migraine headaches typically include other symptoms such as sensitivity to light, noise, smells and nausea, loss of appetite and abdominal pain. There are nearly 200 types of headaches all with different causes, durations and treatments. We are able to reliably treat the two most common types being tension headache and migraine headache. The treatment is very straightforward and involves injecting a prescription muscle relaxant to the muscles of the face, scalp and trapezius. Treatment can be done in less than an hour and patients experience relief between 2 and 10 days after treatment. Duration of relief varies from patient to patient, but regular maintenance can help keep your headaches at bay and vastly improve your quality of life.