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Headaches Specialist

Doctors United -  - Multi-Specialty Center

Doctors United

Multi-Specialty Center located in Bronx, White Plains, Ardsley and Yonkers, NY

Headaches are a common pain condition. Though most people manage headaches with at-home care, if you have chronic headaches or head pain that affects your day-to-day life, you should schedule a visit with the skilled pain management experts at Doctors United. The multi-specialty practice includes health professionals from many areas of medicine that can help you get relief from your headaches. Call the office in the West Farms or Wakefield neighborhood in the Bronx, White Plains, Yonkers, or Ardsley, New York, or schedule an appointment online today.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches include any type of pain you feel in your head or face. The pain may range from mild to severe, including symptoms such as a dull ache, throbbing, pulsing, or stabbing sensation.

Almost everyone experiences headaches at some point in their life. In fact, headaches are a common reason people call out sick from work. 

What are the types of headaches?

There are more than 150 types of headaches. However, most people have:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, causing a mild to moderate throbbing sensation on both sides of your head.

Migraine headaches

Migraines cause a moderate to severe pounding or throbbing sensation that usually only affects one side of the head. These types of headaches may cause other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches cause an intense burning or stabbing sensation in or around one of your eyes. These types of headaches occur in clusters, causing pain up to eight times a day for two or more weeks.

Sinus headaches

Sinus headaches occur with a sinus infection, causing deep pain in your cheekbones and forehead.

New daily persistent headaches (NDPH)

NDPH are headaches that develop unexpectedly and last three or more months. These types of headaches often occur in people without a history of frequent headaches. 

When should I seek medical help for headaches?

Though you may be able to get relief from your headache with at-home care, you may benefit from a visit with the experts at Doctors United if your headaches are severe or an ongoing problem.

The multi-specialty practice includes neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, orthopedic physicians, and chiropractors who work together to find and treat the source of your head pain. 

How are headaches treated?

Treatment for your headaches depends on the type, severity, and frequency of your symptoms. The pain management experts at Doctors United offer many treatment options for headaches, including:

  • Medication to ease pain or prevent the onset of headaches
  • Physical therapy to improve posture
  • Chiropractic care to improve spinal alignment
  • Social worker for counseling and stress management
  • Orthopedic treatments for neck pain that causes headaches

Doctors United is a full-service practice that provides comprehensive care to meet all your health needs. The providers work closely with you, designing a plan that eases your headache pain and improves your quality of life.

To get relief from your headaches, call Doctors United or schedule an appointment online today.