There are many types of headaches, but the most common are sinus, tension, migraine and cluster. It is important to speak with a doctor to understand what type of headache you are experiencing and to determine the best course of treatment. Our doctors commonly prescribe medications such as sumatriptan, Imitrex or Maxalt to great headaches.

There are several types of headaches, the most common being sinus, tension, migraine, and cluster. While headaches can occur for different reasons, knowing how to handle them can help to ease pain and discomfort. Migraine is a condition of its own that often results in very painful headaches.

If you’re experiencing migraine or headaches, it can feel like your head is throbbing. Migraine and headaches can be painful and make it difficult to focus at work. Symptoms of headache and migraine include:

  • Feeling sick
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Poor concentration
  • Pain in your head or face
  • Tightness or pressure across the forehead or face

Depending on the type of headache you have, it can be caused by a range of triggers. Headaches can be caused by the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Certain foods
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Stress

Headaches can also be a symptom of a disease with possible causes such as flu, sinusitis, and ear infection.

As there are different types of headaches and triggers, it’s important to speak with a doctor to diagnose and understand your headache. By asking a few simple questions, our doctors can determine the best course of treatment and, if required, provide a prescription for medication most suited for treating your headache.