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Treat Tension Headache by Consulting Our Headache Doctors at Gramercy Pain Center in New Jersey

There's nothing like a painful headache that keeps you from doing what you love. You may have tried to endure that headache and call it a day, but what if it can be managed with the help of a tension headache doctor?

Gramercy Pain Center offers integrated treatment for your tension headache and other types of headaches, be it a primary headache or a secondary headache. Our board-certified tension headache doctor will work hard to restore your quality of life.

Relieve Tension Headache with Gramercy Pain Center

Most patients suffering from tension type headache mistake it for other types of headache, like cluster headache or a migraine headache. Because of this, they fail to receive the best treatment and end up enduring this head pain marked by the feeling of extreme pressure on the skull.

Put an end to your chronic tension headache attacks and experience relief by consulting a headache clinic. Gramercy Pain Center offers a wealth of solutions for different types of pain and headache, including tension headache pain.

A Solution to Tension Headaches at Gramercy Pain Center

Tension headache is probably the most common type of headache marked by a feeling of a tight band around your head or a clamp squeezing your skull. It involves a mild, moderate, or severe headache behind the eyes, in the neck, and head.

Symptoms of Tension Headache

A patient with a tension type headache often experiences a severe headache due to stress, which is why it's sometimes referred to as a "stress headache." It's also easily mixed up with a chronic headache or sinus headache. It's necessary to learn about the symptoms to receive the right diagnosis and treatment options.

Here are some of the symptoms of tension type headache:

  • dull, aching headache
  • the sensation of pressure or tightness across your forehead or on the back and sides of your head
  • soreness in the neck, scalp, and shoulder muscles
  • the headache usually starts later in the day
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • mild light or noise sensitivity
  • muscle aches

Because a tension headache is common, patients often overlook them. If you experience a chronic daily headache, it's best to consult a medical professional to assess your headache disorder. This will ensure an accurate diagnosis and rule out underlying conditions.

Causes of Tension Headache

The exact cause of tension headaches still isn't clear, but experts link its headache triggers to poor posture or muscle tension in the neck and head. If you only experience tension headaches a few times, research says it might be due to your hyperexcitable peripheral afferent neurons activating. These nerve cells transmit pain signals in your body to your brain.

Chronic pain from a tension type headache may also be a sign of an abnormality in the processing of central pain. These types of patients will experience an increased pain sensitivity. A frequent headache from this condition may also be due to genetic factors.

Categories of Tension Headache

Episodic Tension HeadacheChronic Tension Headache
Duration30 minutes to a weeklasts for hours and may become continuous
Frequencyoccurs less than 15 days in a month for at least 3 monthsoccurs more than 15 days or more for at least 3 months

If you experience these types of headache pain, consult with our pain management specialist at Gramercy Pain Center. We will offer you the right headache treatment involving pain medicine and other procedures that may help your chronic pain.

What We Can Do About Your Tension Headache

Gramercy Pain Center takes pride in its meticulous screening of patients with different types of headaches and neurological disorders. This is for us to provide patients with an accurate treatment plan, especially when headache pain is often mixed up with other types.

  • Integrated Treatment
  • Board-Certified Doctors
  • Supportive and Friendly Team

You can expect to rely on our headache clinic for receiving proper treatment for your headache disorder, be it a cluster headache, migraine headache, sinus headache, or any other headache pain.

Diagnosing Your Condition

Gramercy Pain Center has board-certified headache specialists to diagnose your headache disorder. Our series of interviews and tests will reveal what type of condition causes your episodic or chronic daily headache.

Physical and Neurological Examinations

Patients visiting our headache clinic will first undergo a series of consultations involving physical and neurological examinations. We will know more about the type of head pain you have, so we can offer an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Expect to describe the following regarding your headache pain:

  • Type of pain
  • Severity of pain
  • Location of pain
  • Pain medicine or pain reliever taken

It would help for patients to keep with them a headache diary, so they can log in details about their head pain.

Imaging Tests

We often request imaging tests for patients with possible headache disorders. These imaging tests allow us to assess the situation of the brain, blood vessels, muscles, and other issues that may be causing the episodic or chronic tension headache.

  • MRI - this reveals a detailed image of the patient's brain, including the soft tissues.
  • CT Scan - this shows a detailed cross-sectional image of the brain.

Different types of headache disorders are often mixed up with each other. With Gramercy Pain Center, we ensure a thorough screening to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment Plan for Your Sinus Headache

Gramercy Pain Center offers a holistic treatment for episodic or chronic daily headache. We strive to help patients improve their quality of life as they manage their tension headache and other types of headache disorders.

  • Prescription Medication
    • Pain medicine or pain relievers
    • Combination medications
    • Triptans and narcotics
  • Preventive Medications
  • Supplements
  • Physical Therapy

Gramercy Pain Center offers headache treatment, even for different types of headaches. If you're experiencing symptoms of chronic migraine headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, or any types of neurological disorders, you may schedule a consultation with our specialists.

Resolve Tension Headache for Pain-Free Days

Welcome a better quality of life without an attack of episodic and chronic headache and over-reliance on your pain reliever. While some headache disorders cannot be cured, we offer solutions for proper pain management.

  • Highly-Trained Experts - Gramercy Pain Center is made up of board-certified specialists who can address primary headache or secondary headache symptoms. We can also help ease the pain and discomfort of patients with neurological disorders, injuries, and others.
  • Relationship with Patients - we take pride in prioritizing our relationship with patients by ensuring them the utmost headache care, safety, and comfort. We strive to help patients manage their episodic or chronic headache.
  • World-Class Treatment - our holistic treatment plan for primary headache and secondary headache is tailor-fit for every patient.

Call Gramercy Pain Center for Comprehensive Tension Headache Solutions

Tension headache pain disrupts your way of living and puts a lot of moments to a halt. This is the same with different headache disorders: chronic migraine headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, sinus headache, and more.

With Gramercy Pain Center, you can expect the utmost headache care that allows you to manage your mild to severe headache. We strive to help you manage your tension headache pain with our pain management medication and practices, helping you restore your quality of life. Get back on track with your day-to-day activities and contact us today.