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Chronic Daily Headaches

Gabriel Santos - Monday, March 17, 2014

Payman Sadeghi, MD

Getting a Headache Every Day?

Don't live with the distress of chronic daily headaches

Everyone gets a headache once in a while. However, if you find that your headache is constant, lasting long hours and keeping you down for 15 days or more in a month, you could be suffering from everyday or chronic daily headaches. Many sufferers tend to ignore their symptoms but the fact is that everyday headaches severely impact a person's quality of life. It makes one moody, depressed and frustrated. Also, inter-personal relationships tend to take a hit if the individual continues to live with the condition. Treating the condition medically is the best solution to the problem.

Everyday Headache, Am I a Chronic Sufferer?

If you are struck by headaches for 15 days or more in a month and this condition lasts for at least 3 months, it could mean you are suffering from daily chronic headaches. The headache is also classified by how long it lasts. There are four types of longer-lasting headaches:

  • Chronic Headache: The pain mostly affects only one side of the head. The pain is moderate to severe and typically causes a pulsating/throbbing sensation. Any routine physical activity can aggravate the pain. This kind of headache is likely to be accompanied by other classic migraine symptoms like vomiting and nausea.
  • Chronic Tension-type Headache: This is a dull, aching pain that may last for hours or be constant for days. It tends to hurt both sides of the head.
  • New Daily Persistent Headache: This is a distinct primary headache syndrome that feels a lot like a migraine and chronic tension-type headache. It may not be the most painful kind of headache but it occurs abruptly in persons with no past history of headaches at all. Once it begins, it refuses to subside and can continue for days and months together. Like other headaches, it is difficult to ascertain the exact cause of the pain but its onset is mostly linked to a stressful situation, a surgery, injury, infection or flu. The pain might subside on its own with time, but not always.
  • Hemicrania Continua: This headache is characterized by continuous, fluctuating, unilateral pain. Nasal congestion, redness of the eyes and drooping of the eyelids are some of its symptoms. The treatment for this condition is a drug called Indomethacin. Positive response to this drug is an essential criteria for the diagnosis.

    No one deserves to live with pain and anxiety of everyday headaches. Seek prompt medical attention and put the frustration of everyday headaches behind you.The Miami Headache Institute has expertise in dealing with all kinds of headaches. Expert headache diagnosis, superior technology and personalized counseling make our medical facility one of the most well-recognized and reputed clinics in its field. Call us at 305.440.5969 or use our contact form to book a consultation.

    Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the founder of the Miami Headache and Neurological Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas.  Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.

    Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.

     



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