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Headaches, Treated by Top Pain Management Doctors in Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale

  • Overview

    Headaches

    A headache describes pain arising from the upper neck or head. This pain does not come from nerves but from tissues and structures surrounding the brain, as the brain does not have nerves that give rise to the sensation of pain. When tissues and structures surrounding the brain become inflamed pain may result. The pain may be sharp, achy, throbbing, mild, or intense.

    Facts

    • One of the most common sites of pain in the body is the head

    Types

    Headaches are classified based on the source of pain. The three major types of headaches are:

    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches
  • Symptoms

    • Pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  • Diagnosis/Tests

    A history of your headache will be taken to help determine the type of headache. It is important to describe your headache characteristics and symptoms as completely as possible. Things to note include:

    • When the headaches occurs
    • How often the headaches occur
    • Symptoms that accompany the headache
    • Any triggers

    Following a complete history, a physical and neurological exam will be performed
    These exams will look for signs and symptoms of a condition or illness that may be the cause of your headache.

  • Causes

    A headache may be the symptom of another disease or condition but for some there is no clear cause. A few conditions associated with headaches include:

    • Concussion
    • Dehydration
    • Ear Infection
    • Glaucoma
    • Meningitis
    • Stress
  • Treatment Options & Care

    • Relaxation techniques
    • Over the counter pain medications
    • Prescription pain medications
    • Hot or cold compress

We are still open for our patients. Stay at Home order protects patients’ rights to see their Providers

We are currently working with the Governor’s office to keep patients in pain out of emergency rooms. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, and changes occur rapidly. Please know, the health and safety of our patients, their families, and team members remains our top priority. At AZ Pain Doctors, we are ensuring the safest possible environment. We take these proactive precautions to protect our patients, team members, and the communities we serve:
  1. We are practicing social distancing by offering virtual appointments. If you wish to be seen in person, we are able to accommodate you.
  2. All people who enter the clinic, including all staff and patients, are screened for coronavirus infection. Anyone with a cough, fever, symptoms of infection or known exposure will not be allowed in the clinic.
  3. We are limiting the number of people who enter our clinic. No one is allowed to accompany you unless you require physical assistance. If you would like a someone to listen to your visit you are welcome to call them and place them on speakerphone.
  4. We are having patients come directly into the exam room. If the exam room isn’t available, patients wait outside of our lobby in alternative places such as your car. We will call you on your cell phone or other number you provide when the room is ready.
  5. As always, we clean every patient room after every patient visit. We are also cleaning high traffic areas frequently.
  6. As always, staff sanitizes their hands immediately before and after working with patients. We do not physically touch patients without a new set of disposable gloves.
  7. We have lengthened our appointment times and limited the number of patients who are seen per day so we can rigorously follow all of these items.
  8. The phone lines are very busy, please be patience while we do our best to call you back within 24 hours. You an also email us directly at callback@azpaindoctors.com or you can text us at (602) 536-9494
Also, we encourage you to take steps to protect yourself and your family. To find out how, we invite you to visit the CDC website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html