Types of Pain

Head Pain & Headaches

Head Pain – Information for Headache Sufferers in the Nashville, TN, Area

Most everyone gets mild headaches on occasion, but for some people, headaches occur on a regular basis and trigger intense pain. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, you can be assured that you have treatment options to help you get back to better.

Understanding Head Pain

Headaches can be caused by all sorts of factors, from environmental changes to life-threatening conditions like meningitis. While the vast majority of headaches are not a cause for concern, be sure to seek immediate medical attention if your headache occurs after a traumatic injury or is accompanied by:

  • Blurred vision
  • Numbness
  • Loss of balance
  • Confusion
  • Behavioral changes
  • Eye redness
  • Difficulty speaking

Additionally, chronic, recurring headaches that don’t necessarily require emergency care can be divided into two categories – migraine headaches and cluster headaches – and each may produce tell-tale symptoms. Here are a few of the most common signs of migraines and cluster headaches.

Migraine headaches:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pain on one side of the head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Cluster headaches:

  • Excruciating pain that is sharp and short
  • Pain on one side of the face
  • Watery eyes and nose

Head Pain Treatment at Precision Pain Care

Board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst utilizes the latest advances in care to help patients with many types of chronic head pain enjoy a better quality of life. One such solution is Botox® injection, an FDA-approved therapy that reduces the frequency and intensity of migraine episodes. Dr. Hilgenhurst also provides leading-edge treatments for patients with head pain from complex conditions like trigeminal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, whiplash, and cervical spine nerve compression.

Contact Precision Pain Care to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hilgenhurst, during which you can learn about what evidence-based treatment options are appropriate for your specific case. Our locations in Nashville and Smyrna, TN, accept most major health insurance plans.

Our educational library includes material on common head pain conditions and non-operative treatments.