How Are Headaches Treated?

Your doctor may recommend different types of treatment to try or he or she may recommend further testing, or refer you to a headache specialist. You should establish a reasonable time frame with your family doctor to evaluate your headache symptoms. The proper treatment will depend on several factors, including the type and frequency of the headache and its cause.

Not all headaches require medical attention. Refer to “How can I take Care of the problem myself?” Treatment may include education, counseling, stress management and medications. The treatment prescribed for you will be tailored to meet your specific needs if you can provide an accurate account of the headaches.

There are many natural remedies. These include stress and tension reduction, ice therapy (used at the base of the skull), eliminating food triggers, getting the proper amount of rest, biofeedback, neck pillows or cushions, exercise and many others.