Headache & Facial Pain (Cephalgia)
Chances are that you or someone you know suffers from headaches or other pain in the face. These conditions are the reason for many emergency room and doctor visits. Over your lifetime, there’s more than a 90% likelihood that you’ll get a headache. Generally, people with headaches have one of three types: migraine; cluster headache; or tension headache. However, there can be many other reasons for experiencing a headache or facial pain.
In order to properly diagnose and treat the exact cause of your headache or facial pain, your primary care physician may refer you to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor (otolaryngologist) or other type of specialist. There are numerous pain medications or changes in lifestyle, such as avoiding stress, which can help you have less frequent or severe headaches. Other therapies depend upon the exact diagnosis you receive.
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The Headache Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches caused by neurological and psychiatric illnesses as well as hard-to-treat migraines.