What is headache?
Pain in any region of the head, can be on one side or on both side, or can be localised to a particular area. It may be of varying characters like throbbing or dull aching.
What are the types of headaches?
Migraine, cervicogenic headaches, cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinusitis headaches, headaches due to tumours in brain. These are the few examples of headaches. Apart from this there are multiple causes of headaches.
What are the treatment modalities?
Treatment in form of medicines, injection procedures, botox injections, massgaes, and devices are available to treat haedaches.
When should we see a doctor?
Patient should see a doctor for headache when the regular pain killers do not subside the pain, when there is increase in intensity and frequency of pain episodes, when the pain affects the daily routine.
What is migraine?
Migraine is a very common type of headache usually associated with sensitivity to sound,touch pressure,light. And usually associated with nausea and vomiting. Although none of the features is compulsory. Usually the pain is present on one side. Migraine remains for life long but proper treatmentmay decrease the intensity and frequency of attack.
What are the treatment modalities present?
There are medicines to prevent the attack of migraine and another set of drugs to abort an attack of migraine. Along with that the precipitating factors causing migraine should be avoided. Life style modification, healthy diet, regular exercise, regular sleep, avoiding caffeine and alcohol also helps in preventing an attack of migraine.
What is role of botox injection in management of migraine?
Botox is botulinum injection prepared from clostridium botulinum which is bacteria. Botox will help in relaxation of all the muscles causing migraine.