It's not uncommon to get headaches from time to time, but if you have chronic headaches that affect your day-to-day life, it may be time to see your doctor. Headaches can range in severity and may feel like a tight band around the head or throbbing pain, whether on one side of the head or in the back of the eyes. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, our trained primary care physicians utilize top diagnostic techniques and treatments to address many different types of headaches, including migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Receive the professional headache care you need by scheduling an appointment at our convenient office in Lawrence, KS. We offer a caring environment where patients of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
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How Headaches Are Treated
During your visit to Lawrence Family Practice Center, your practitioner will learn about your health history, medications, and symptoms. Sometimes additional lab tests are done to help determine the cause of your headaches. You and your doctor will work together to come up with a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate headaches, which may include prescription headache medications. If you suffer from chronic migraines at least 15 days out of the month, you may be a good candidate for in-office BOTOX® injections. Your doctor will use a fine needle to inject the BOTOX wrinkle relaxer formula into the affected areas of your forehead, which blocks the pain signals in your brain. To provide the most possible relief, the injections are usually performed about once every three months.
Headache Treatment FAQ
What are the main causes of a headache?
Several factors can lead to a headache, including:
- Underlying health conditions
- Improper or excessive medication use
- Modifications in diet
- Neck, eye, and back strain
No matter the cause of your headache, our team at Lawrence Family Practice Center can help provide treatments for you to obtain relief.
What is the difference between a tension headache and a migraine?
A tension headache is more common than a migraine and usually feels like a band of pressure around the head or a slow, steady ache with pain that ranges from mild to moderate. A migraine is associated with pain described as a severe, debilitating throbbing that can be accompanied by light and sound sensitivity, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and lines or dots in the vision.
Is BOTOX treatment for migraines safe?
Yes, for the majority of patients, BOTOX injections for migraine treatment are safe and effective. The FDA approved BOTOX for migraines in 2010. During your consultation at our Lawrence, KS office, we will review your medical history and state of health to decide if BOTOX is the best choice for your migraines.
Take Control of Headaches
While headaches can often be alleviated with over-the-counter medications, more severe instances of headaches may require professional medical treatment. The trusted physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center are experts in headache management and can offer an accurate diagnosis and appropriate solutions, including BOTOX injections. To learn more, schedule an appointment at our office in Lawrence, KS.