Most people will suffer from headaches several times during their lifetimes. Intense discomfort in the head or face is the primary sign of a headache. Most people don’t know the complexity that might go into a headache. Different types often present themselves in distinctive ways, for various causes, and with correspondingly varied treatment requirements.
Pain from a headache originates from a complex chain of neural, vascular, and nervous system interactions. Certain nerves that control muscle and blood vessel function become active for reasons that are not fully understood during a headache. Pain signals are sent to the brain from these nerves.
If the following describes your headache, you should visit a doctor:
- Powerful impact. If you’re experiencing the “Worst headache ever,” you should go to the hospital immediately.
- Is accompanied by symptoms like numbness or visual loss
- Is more severe than typical headaches
- Comes on abruptly or worsens with activity
- Produces pain severe enough to wake you from sleep
- Doesn’t improve with therapy and comes back often;
- Head injury with loss of consciousness, even for a short period of time
- Persistent vomiting
- Dizziness, poor balance,
- Fever or stiffness in the neck
- Changes in speech, sight, and behaviour
- CT Angiography
- Lumbar Puncture
Preventive and pain relieving medications and lifestyle changes for stress management
If the headache is a result of an underlying medical condition or injury, the treatment plan may include surgery.