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Headaches & Migraines

Type of Headaches

There are many types of headaches:

  • Tension – You may feel a dull, aching sensation all over your head. It isn’t throbbing. Tenderness or sensitivity around your heck, forehead, scalp, or shoulder muscles might occur. Anyone can get a tension headache and they are often triggered by stress.  
  • Cluster – A cluster headache is characterized by severe burning and piercing pain. They occur around or behind one eye or on one side of the face at a time. They usually occur in a series and can last 15 minutes to several hours.
  • Secondary – Secondary headaches are a symptom of something else that is going on in your body. The trigger of your secondary could be ongoing or become chronic. Treating the primary cause usually bring headache relief.
  • Allergy or Sinus – Headaches sometimes happen as a result of an allergic reaction. The pain from these headaches is often focused in your sinus area and in the front of your head.
  • Migraines – Migraine pain is severe and intense. Typically felt deep within your head. This pain can last for several hours to days. The headache limits your ability to carry out your daily routine and patients are usually sensitive to light and sound.

When to Seek Care

If you or a loved one experience constant headaches, it’s a good idea to have one of our clinicians care for you. In rare cases, a headache can be a sign of something much more serious.

However, if you find your symptoms consistent with the items listed above we urge you to visit us at Benchmark Urgent & Family Care. We will provide treatment options and ways to alleviate your pain.