Severe Headaches & Migraines

What are migraines and severe headaches?

Severe headaches can happen due to injury. They can also happen spontaneously, with no known cause. In this case, headaches can occur due to overexertion of nerve endings in the brain. Migraines (painful, throbbing headaches) can last for hours or days with symptoms that include sensitivities to light/smell/sound, blurred vision, nausea/vomiting, weakness, and more.

Symptoms of migraines and severe headaches?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Neck pain
  • Visual impairment
  • Neurological abnormalities such as confusion
  • Runny nose or tearing of the eye
  • Worsening headache when standing up or when lying down

Treatment of migraines and severe headaches:

  • Daily medications
  • Referral to specialized physician
  • Finding out underlying conditions and treating those
  • Stopping pain medication that could be affecting the migraines.