Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Headache services offered in Robbins, NC

When a headache strikes, it’s difficult to concentrate because of the pain. At North Moore Family Practice in Robbins, North Carolina, Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, provide fast and efficient treatment for headaches. Whether you have a migraine or a tension headache, the practice gets you the pain relief you need. To book an appointment with the team, call the office today, or schedule a consultation on the website.

What causes headaches?

Headaches are acute problems that lead to pain in your head, neck, and face. While they’re usually not dangerous, they often interrupt your normal activities.

A primary headache is a condition, rather than a symptom of another underlying problem. These headaches include migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Stress and sleep problems sometimes cause primary headaches.

Secondary headaches are less common and are caused by other health problems. There are various diseases and illnesses that cause headaches as a symptom, some of which include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Sinus congestion
  • Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Nerve disorders

Primary and secondary headaches both cause pain and decreased ability to function. It’s important to understand what type of headaches you’re dealing with to ensure the proper treatment.

What are the symptoms of headaches?

The most common symptom associated with a headache is a pain in your head, face, or neck. The other symptoms you experience are based on the specific type of headache you have and its severity. Common symptoms associated with headaches include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Pounding or throbbing discomfort
  • Eye pain
  • Fever
  • Pain with movement
  • Fullness in your ears
  • Trouble sleeping

While most of these symptoms aren’t harmful, others signal a more significant problem. If you experience dizziness, speech problems, or vision changes, be sure to seek medical care right away.

It’s also important to seek help when experiencing a severe headache. That could signify a dangerous condition that needs immediate medical attention. The team should evaluate any symptoms that stray from your usual headache symptoms.

How are headaches managed?

Headaches are treated by the type you’re experiencing and the severity of your symptoms. Some headaches are mild and resolve by themselves. Others require treatment with therapies like:

  • Medications
  • Stress management
  • Biofeedback
  • Ice or heat
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Injections

The North Moore Family Practice team takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to managing your headache pain. Whether it’s the first headache you’ve had or a recurrent migraine, the team gets you fast treatment to help keep you comfortable and get you back to your busy life.

If you have headaches and need to make an appointment, call the office today, or book a consultation on the website.