How many is too many migraines and headaches in a week? 1? 2? How about 3?
The answer is: All of the above.
Suffering from any type of head pain, such as weekly migraines and headaches, means treatment is needed immediately.
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You Get 1 Headache a Week
Why is even 1 migraine or headache too many? Because, contrary to popular belief, headaches are neither “normal” nor “benign.” They should not happen and can cause long-term damage.
If you’re getting 1 or more headaches a week, and this is new, you need to see a pain management specialist right away. In fact, any new symptoms, or a “worst ever” headache, could be a sign of something serious.
You Get 2 Headaches a Week
If you’re getting one or two headaches a week, it’s probably having a significant impact on your life – your relationships, productivity, and enjoyment.
You should be cautious about jumping into a preventative medication, however you do need to have a serious talk with your doctor about treatment.
At 1-2 a week, these migraines or headaches may be becoming something more serious.
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You Get 3 Headaches a Week
If you’re having more than 2 attacks a week, you’re at increased risk of developing other conditions that could be related to the headaches. This is “high frequency” and it means you have a chronic condition.
It’s time to find a specialist, and it’s time to seriously consider preventative treatments that are especially for your type of headache. Not all headache treatments are the same.
IMPORTANT: You’ll need proper ongoing treatment from a specialist to avoid more serious disability in the future.
It’s Time to Take Action
If you are getting 1 or more headaches every week? It’s time to take action, and fight back.
At Pasadena Pain Management, we have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of head pain disorders, including headaches and migraines.
If you are living in Southern California and are tired of living with chronic pain from headaches, migraines, or a TMJ disorder, contact Pasadena Pain Management for a FREE consultation.
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About Pasadena Pain Management
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.