Treatment and prevention strategies for headaches depend on your diagnosis. For example, the treatment plan for migraine is different from the plan for a vascular headache. In general, the goals of headache treatment of your headache focuses on relieving the pain and addressing the underlying cause, if the doctor can determine it. Treatment usually includes medications along with lifestyle interventions, including stress reduction.
Not all types of headaches are preventable. Some people have are genetically more likely to develop certain types of headache. Ask your doctor about prevention techniques for the specific type of headache you experience. For headaches triggered by stress and tension, you can reduce your risk by trying stress reduction techniques, including exercise, deep breathing, and biofeedback.
Talk to our experts at Dignity Health to find out more about prevention techniques and treatments for headache in NV, AZ, and CA.