When your head hurts, your whole body suffers. The head may not be centered on the body, but it is the central operating unit of the entire body. Your head encompasses your brain, your facial structure, your jaw, your brain stem, and your neck. All of these are complex features, and when one or more are in pain, you may find it unbearable to make it through the day.
The head region and neck are complex areas of the body with intertwined musculoskeletal and nervous system components. Various injuries and medical conditions can impact nerves, joints, and the soft tissues within the neck, head, and face to result in chronic pain.
Chronic pain is related to long-term and life-altering discomfort. Those who suffer from chronic pain in the head region can suffer from debilitating agony that disrupts their entire life. While those with a headache may need to leave work early and rest, those with chronic head pain may find that they cannot make it to work at all for days or weeks at a time. Causes for debilitating head pain can vary, but typically include:
- Migraine Headaches
- Tension Headaches
- TMJ Syndrome
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The team at Ospina Medical in Manhattan strives to accurately identify the source of our patients’ pain and create an effective treatment plan to offer long-term relief. Masking the pain with medication is not something that we provide because we know that it is not a suitable or long-term solution. Not only do we want to improve your quality of life through effective treatment, but we want to help you avoid becoming dependent on pain medication.
Our methodology at Ospina Medical is to carefully consider the possible sources of pain and develop a process to treat the cause of your headaches, neck pain, neck stiffness, and facial pain. By accurately determining the source of your pain, we can effectively treat your pain.
When the head region is affected by chronic discomfort or pain, it is difficult to function normally. Thoughts are jumbled, it is easy to become disoriented, stress levels run high because it is difficult to perform normal activity, and relationships can suffer from chronic pain affecting your overall well-being.
Ospina Medical is a comprehensive treatment center that offers advanced treatments for long-term relief. Our interventional pain specialists can provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for various types of head and orofacial conditions that cause persistent pain. We believe that you deserve a life that is free from chronic head or facial pain. Please contact our Manhattan practice today to schedule a consultation. At your very first appointment, we will work with you to begin your journey to chronic pain relief.