Most people have headaches from time to time. But if you have a headache more days than not, you may be experiencing a variety of head pain known as chronic daily headaches. The incessant nature of chronic daily headaches makes them among the most disabling headaches. Aggressive initial treatment and steady, long-term management may reduce pain and lead to fewer chronic daily headaches.
The Causes of Headache Pain:
Many headaches can be associated with injuries to the head and neck and can be diagnosed and treated with Nerve Block Procedures some performed under live x-ray and conscious sedation that can provide a specific diagnosis and in many cases a long-term treatment option or cure for the painful condition.
Tests and Diagnoses:
Your doctor will probably do a physical exam to check for signs of illness, infection or neurological problems.
• If the cause of your headaches remains uncertain, you may need blood or urine tests to identify any underlying medical conditions.
• Sometimes imaging studies such as a Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan are recommended.
• An Electroencephalogram (EEG) can also help diagnose brain tumors, injury or inflammation.