Headaches Specialist

OrthoCare

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Harlingen, TX

As many as one-third of men and half of all women experience regular headaches. Severe headaches like migraines are frequently incapacitating if you don’t have a way to manage them effectively. At OrthoCare in Harlingen, Texas, the skilled physicians led by Sujan Gogu, DO, and Jose A. Cobos, MD, use the latest innovative solutions to ease your headache pain long-term. Learn more about pharmaceutical and injection management of headaches by booking your appointment by phone or through online scheduling now.

Headaches Q & A

When should I seek pain management for headaches?

There are several different indicators that it’s time to seek pain management help for your headaches. If your headaches are chronic — lasting for three months or longer —  it’s a long-term issue requiring care. 

Even if your headaches are inconsistent — happening daily for a few weeks and then vanishing for a while, for example — recurrent pain is a good reason to see the headache specialists at OrthoCare. 

If you have headache pain that sometimes causes you to miss work, time with your loved ones, social activities, sports, or any of your other regular activities, it’s definitely worth seeking a solution so you never have to miss out. 

What symptoms do migraines cause?

Migraines can trigger a range of severe symptoms, which often include:

  • Throbbing pain, often on one side
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Auras, which can include vision and noise disturbances

The frequency of migraine headaches can be different for everyone, but it’s not uncommon to have these painful headaches at least a few times a month. 

A migraine can last for up to 72 hours, which means that without treatment, you could lose far too many days out of your life to headaches if you don’t seek help to manage your pain. 

How do you treat migraines?

Migraines may respond to oral medications, including daily preventive drugs and other drugs that you use when you feel the headache setting in. But, many patients don’t get adequate pain relief from medication. In that situation, pain management injections can be very helpful. 

OrthoCare offers pharmaceutical injections to relieve and prevent migraines. Injections contain steroids that reduce inflammation and numbing agents that kill pain. 

Occipital nerve blocks are a highly effective injection for recurrent migraines. The injection goes directly into the nerve in your neck and scalp where your pain begins. This type of injection blocks pain signals, which means your nerve can’t tell the brain to feel pain sensations. 

OrthoCare also offers other injections, for example, trigger point injections, to address tension headaches and other types of chronic headaches. 

The OrthoCare team has headache solutions that block your pain and prevent recurrence. Learn more about all your migraine treatment options by calling OrthoCare or booking a consultation online now.