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We Treat All Types of Headaches

Each year, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches, including approximately 38 million with migraine. There are over 150 different diagnostic categories of headache. While tension-type headache is the most common headache, migraine is more commonly seen in clinical practice.

Migraine

Migraine is a neurological disease that can cause debilitating symptoms, including headache. Other symptoms that commonly occur with migraine include nausea and/or vomiting, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and the avoidance of activities such as work, school, or time with loved ones. Some people with migraine experience symptoms of aura, which can include changes in vision or other sensory symptoms such as tingling or numbness.

Tension Headaches

This is the most common type of headache. Stress and muscle tension are often factors in tension-induced headaches. While symptoms may differ, the following are the common symptoms of a tension-type headache:

  • Slow onset of ache.
  • Head hurts on both the sides.
  • It feels like someone has placed a band tightly around the head.
  • The nature of the pain is dull but moderate.
  • Pain mostly involves the posterior portion of the head or neck.

Cluster Headaches

This is typically a headache series that may last anywhere between a week to several months. The headache may also return every year or two. While people often experience symptoms differently, the following are the most common symptoms of a cluster headache:

  • Runny nose.
  • Swelling of the forehead.
  • Extreme pain on one side of the head, usually behind one eye.
  • The affected eye might develop a droopy lip, small pupils or redness, and swelling of the eyelid.

Our treatments include traditional as well as alternative methods.

Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute

We provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for patients and family members.

Online scheduling is only available up to two months in advance

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