Chronic Headaches

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Chronic headaches can become so debilitating that you can miss out on work and avoid enjoyable activities. If chronic headaches are starting to take over your life, see how the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates can help. With state-of-the-art clinics in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, you have a location nearby to undergo the chronic headache treatment you need. Book your headache exam online or call any office to speak with a team member.

Chronic Headaches Q & A

What causes chronic headaches?

Chronic headaches can stem from a number of issues and lifestyle factors. If you experience ongoing head pain, it could be related to:

  • Brain chemical imbalances, as with migraines
  • Abnormal intracranial pressure
  • Poor sleep quality or patterns
  • Stress and muscle tension
  • Injury or trauma
  • Being overweight

Sometimes chronic headaches are related to consuming too much caffeine or taking frequent high doses of over-the-counter headache medications. No matter what’s causing your chronic headaches, though, they’re not something you have to learn to live with.

When should I see a doctor for chronic headaches?

If you have 15 or more headache days per month, or if you have headaches that are lowering your quality of life, the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates encourage you to come in for an evaluation as soon as possible. It’s especially important to have a chronic headache exam if your headaches are:

  • Worsening or lasting for longer periods
  • Not responding to over-the-counter medications
  • Flaring up on two or more days per week

At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, your dedicated practitioner examines you and gathers any recommended imaging or lab work in an effort to get to the root of your chronic headache pain. Once they diagnose your headache condition, you can usually begin your treatment plan right away.

Which chronic headache treatment is the most effective?

Treating chronic headaches involves targeting current head pain and finding a solution to relieve discomfort. At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, your dedicated pain specialist also works to find solutions that prevent headaches, or lessen their severity or frequency. Your chronic headache treatment plan may include:

  • Botox® injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Your chronic pain management plan from Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates is entirely personalized to you, so you won’t have to worry about chronic headaches interfering with your quality of life and daily activities another day.

Before living another day with chronic headaches, get started on treatment at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest clinic directly.