Headache Center

Headache Center

Headache Center

Around 70% to 90% of adults usually suffer from headaches at some point in their lives. Headaches or head pains could be distressing and disabling, and many people worry if it is due to a serious underlying cause. The gold standard of treating headache is diagnosing whether the headache is primary or secondary. Also, a few non-emergency conditions like allergies or sinusitis may also cause headaches. Headaches need to be treated accurately, and undertreatment or overtreatment could lead to several complications like neurological or gastric conditions, medication dependency, and sometimes even organ damage.

A primary headache is a condition that occurs due to specific triggers like alcohol, food, changes in sleep pattern, and stress. The most common primary headaches are tension headache, cluster headache, migraine, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia, including cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicrania. Secondary headache is a symptom that could occur due to pain medication usage or due to severe problems like the presence of a tumour. Physicians diagnose headache based on the affected area, and sometimes physical examinations, blood tests, and imaging tests are also performed.

The Headache Centre at UMMC has a team of experienced physicians who are experts in diagnosing the cause of the headache and offer a wide range of management strategies to ease pain and improve their quality of life. We provide personalized care and offer a wide range of treatments like medication therapy, re-alignment of medications, psychological counselling, sleep evaluation, and complementary medicine. We also recommend a consistent follow-up of patients as a treatment approach.

Available Locations

UMMC North

16750 Red Oak,
Houston, TX 77090



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