Headaches in North Texas

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Headaches: Types, Causes, Symptoms

Many people get headaches from time to time, and they are usually not a cause for concern. In the event that you experience regular headaches that interfere with your daily life, you may want to seek professional treatment. Examples of headaches include tension headaches, which feel like a painful band around the forehead due to stress or lack of sleep. Migraines commonly present as throbbing head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound. Sinus headaches are the result of sinus blockages, which can produce pressure and pain in the forehead and cheeks. The board-certified otolaryngologists at Cross Timbers ENT offer solutions to alleviate and manage headache pain. Contact one of our locations in Mansfield, Midlothian, or Arlington, TX to schedule an appointment.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Headaches

During your appointment at Cross Timbers ENT, we will evaluate your symptoms and examine your ears, nose, and throat. In some cases, additional medical tests will need to be done. The goal is to identify whether the underlying cause of your headache is related to an ear, nose, or throat problem. If your headache is caused by recurrent sinus infections (sinusitis), ear infection, or another ENT issue, our team will design a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate and manage headaches. Possible treatments include prescription medications, antibiotics, and balloon sinuplasty. If we identify that your headache is not caused by an ear, nose, or throat condition, then we can refer you to a neurologist or another specialist.

Headaches FAQ

What are the main causes of a headache?

Several factors can lead to a headache, including:

  • Stress
  • Underlying health conditions
  • Excessive medication use
  • Changes in diet
  • Neck, eye, and back strain

No matter what the cause of your headaches, our team at Cross Timbers ENT can help provide the necessary treatment for you to help ease your pain.

When should I seek medical attention for headaches?

When headaches start to avoid your quality of life, it may be time to seek medical care. Our team will help properly diagnose the cause of your headaches and offer a course of treatment that is best for you. We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

Is it normal to have constant headaches?

Most people experience headaches from time to time. However, if you are experiencing constant or debilitating headaches, you should seek medical attention to evaluate any underlying concerns. It is important to rule out any harmful conditions prior to treating your headaches.

Am I a candidate for headache treatment?

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? Do you feel that you miss out on life by being distracted or debilitated by your congestion? Do you find yourself taking pain meds to prevent or keep head pain at bay? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for consulting your practitioner about further steps to alleviate your head pain. At Cross Timbers ENT, your board-certified otolaryngologists are committed to diagnosing where headache pain stems from, what symptoms are a result, and addressing your pain with individualized treatment plans to help you return to a distraction-free lifestyle.

Get Headache Relief

While over-the-counter medications provide some relief for headaches, sometimes a specialized treatment is needed. The experts at Cross Timbers ENT can determine the root cause of your headache and provide the best course of treatment to alleviate pain. Let us help you get back to living your life without debilitating symptoms. Schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment at one of our North Texas locations.

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