Frustrated by a Headache Condition? Consult with Calgary Vein & Laser

Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines? Are you looking for relief from your headache condition? Calgary Vein & Laser may have your solution. Keep reading to learn more about headaches and your treatment options.


Primary vs. Secondary Headaches

Problems with overactive pain-sensitive structures in your head may result in a primary headache, which is not a symptom of an underlying disease or other condition. Many factors within your body can play a role in primary headaches, including:


  • Muscles of your head and neck
  • Nerves and blood vessels
  • Brain’s chemical activity


You may also be genetically predisposed for a headache condition.


The most common types of primary headaches are:


  • Migraines- known by an intense pulsating or throbbing in one area of your head. May include significant pain, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting and nausea.
  • Cluster headaches– cyclical pattern (or cluster) of headaches which can be painful and disrupt sleep. A period of headaches is typically followed by a remission period.
  • Tension headaches– may affect the front, top or sides of your head and may have a squeezing or clamping sensation. This is the most common type of headache in adults.


Secondary headaches can be caused by a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Some of these include:


  • Blood clots
  • Arterial tears
  • Aneurysms
  • Concussions
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Ear infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Glaucoma
  • Dental issues


Treatment Options for a Headache Condition in Calgary

There are numerous treatment options for headaches including over-the-counter medications, cranial sacral therapy and acupuncture. Did you know that Botox® can also be used to treat headache conditions? If you suffer from migraines or headache pain caused from teeth grinding or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, Botox® injections may be a possible treatment option.


Calgary Vein & Laser has been a certified Botox® injector since 1996 and is pleased to discuss your options with you. Call today to request an appointment.

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