Overview of Headache
Headaches are a near universal occurrence. Within a given year, more than 90 percent of men and 95 percent of women will have a headache. A headache is a pain or discomfort that localizes around the hand and/or face area. Headaches can be episodic or recurrent in nature. They can also be present on one or both sides of the head.
Types of headaches include:
Baylor Scott & White Health has primary care physicians on the medical staff to help manage your headache symptoms. However, when the pain persists after primary care, it may be time to turn to a headache specialist, who have specialized training in comprehensive headache care.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of headaches and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Diet changes
- Herbal remedies
- Stress management
- Rest in a quiet, dark environment
- Avoid known triggers, such as certain foods and beverages, lack of sleep and fasting
- Mindfulness meditation
- Sleep medicine evaluation
- Physical/occupational therapy
- Individual/group therapy
- Injections, including Botox, nerve blocks and trigger point injections
Specialized Headache Centers
Baylor University Medical Center's Headache Center provides diagnosis and treatment to help people who experience severe headaches regain a better quality of life.
Headache specialists in Temple and Round Rock provide comprehensive headache services with no need to outsource to other facilities. Not all neurologists use a multidisciplinary approach to headaches, which is key to proper treatment.
To schedule an appointment, call Round Rock – 512.509.0200 or Temple – 254.724.4179.