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Headache & Migraine Treatment, Orange County, CA

Headaches and Migraines

Urgent Care for Severe and Long-Lasting Headaches and Migraines

Everyday worries, chores, and responsibilities often bring us down, and it’s natural to think that stress can take a toll on our health and cause headaches.

Headaches are among the most common symptoms prompting medical care. There are different kinds of headaches, besides “migraines” that are actually a special variety of often severe headache.

If you are experiencing a headache that is disrupting your daily activities, come visit us to evaluate it and get relief.

Highlights of the treatment we offer:

  • Open every day (our Costa Mesa facility to be open daily starting January 2022)
  • Walk-in visits available
  • Virtual visits for easier follow-up care
  • Certified, well-trained, & experienced providers
  • Friendly and compassionate staff
  • Free parking
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Causing Your Headache

What Could Be Causing Your Headache?

Headaches can be caused by several medical conditions. The most common types are:

  • Sinus Headaches
    When bacterial or viral infections cause blockage in the sinuses and a buildup of mucus, they can cause sinus pain and headaches. Such headaches can cause pain felt on the face, around the nose, and the upper teeth area and forehead.
  • Stress Headaches
    Stress and tension are some of the most common triggers for adult headaches. They usually cause a dull headache of mild to moderate intensity, often in the upper shoulders and wrapping around the back of the head.
  • Migraine Headaches
    Intense throbbing headaches, typically on one side of the head or behind an eye, are a common migraine pattern. Two of the most common migraine signs are sensitivity to bright light and visual changes during an episode (seeing zig-zag lines or splotches of color). Migraine headaches can be mild or intense and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. While there is no permanent cure for migraines, the symptoms can be controlled.
  • Medication-related Headaches
    Certain medications can trigger headaches, either as a direct side effect, or as part of a rebound withdrawal syndrome as a dosage is reduced. If you believe your medication is causing headaches, let your physician know immediately.

Normal headaches are annoying, but they usually subside on their own. However, headaches caused by migraines can last for days and can sometimes reach unbearable levels of pain and discomfort — and in some cases, headaches are a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition. We recommend visiting one of our urgent care clinics if the pain is severe or getting worse.

Headaches and Migraines

How Do You Know If It’s a Common Headache, Migraine, or Something Else?

Common headache signs include:

  • Mild pain, usually in the back of the head and upper neck
  • Tenderness
  • Feeling band-like pressure around the head, like a too tight hat
  • Forehead/facial pain accompanied by nasal congestion and post nasal drip

Migraine headache symptoms can include:

  • Throbbing pain, typically on one side of the head
  • Sensitivity to light and sound during an attack

Other than the above symptoms, seek medical attention immediately if your headache is accompanied by any of the following:

  • High-fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Vision changes like blurred or double visions, flashes
  • Speech problems
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Confusion

Get professional help if your headache worsens or does not improve with the usual painkillers. Prompt medical care can diagnose and treat serious health problems that can also cause headaches, such as strokes, brain/spinal cord infections, and even brain tumors.

Treat Headaches and Migraines

How We Diagnose and Treat Headaches and Migraines

There are no laboratory tests that can diagnose migraines or other specific headache syndromes. A careful evaluation of your headache history is one of the most efficient ways of diagnosing migraines. However, if you experience frequent throbbing headaches, list the following to make diagnosis easier:

  • The date, time, and frequency of the headache
  • Duration
  • Severity and location of the pain
  • Your diet right before the onset of the attacks
  • Your current medications
  • Sinus congestion
  • Medications taken
  • Ever experience similarly in the past

Our professionals will evaluate you thoroughly to find out the cause and direct effective treatment to address your symptoms.

Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic If Dealing with Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are annoying and can significantly affect your daily routine, your professional and personal life. Don’t let this happen. Walk into one of our urgent care clinics: Irvine Woodbridge Walk-In Urgent Care, Fountain Valley Urgent Care, or Costa Mesa Urgent Care and our well-trained medical professionals can help you get the much-needed relief from nagging headaches.

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