Headaches Specialist

Integrated Spine And Pain Care

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Farmingdale, NY & Deer Park, NY

Almost everyone experiences headaches at some point in their life. However, some people have severe or chronic headaches that interfere with daily life. Board-certified interventional pain medicine specialist Mikael Sarij, MD, at Integrated Spine And Pain Care offers state-of-the-art treatments to help those suffering from headaches to alleviate their discomfort and improve their quality of life. To schedule a consultation for your headaches, contact the office in Farmingdale or Deer Park, New York, by phone or book online today.

Headaches Q&A

What are headaches?

Headaches are pain conditions that affect any part of your head, including your face. Your headaches may range from mild to severe, and they can last a few minutes or even a few days. 

Though you may manage the discomfort caused by your headaches with at-home care, if your headaches are severe or ongoing, Dr. Sarij at Integrated Spine And Pain Care can help. 

What are the common types of headaches?

There are many types of headaches. Some of the most common treated at Integrated Spine And Pain Care include:

Concussions

Concussions are a type of brain injury caused by impact to the head or upper body that interferes with brain function. In most cases, concussions are mild and temporary. However, when left untreated, whether mild or severe, concussions may cause brain damage or even death. 

Migraine headaches

With a migraine headache, you experience intense, throbbing head pain that may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness. Migraine headaches may last hours or days.

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and cause mild to moderate pain localized across the forehead.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are one of the most painful types of headaches. The neurological condition causes periodic episodes of intense pain on one side of your head. 

Whiplash headaches

Whiplash is a neck injury commonly caused by car accidents, falls, and contact sports. Nearly 80% of people with whiplash develop chronic headaches, also called cervicogenic or neck-related headaches. 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

TN is a chronic pain condition that affects your trigeminal nerve, which is a sensory nerve in your face. During a TN attack, you may experience brief episodes of extreme, shooting pain. 

How are headaches treated?

Treatment for your headaches at Integrated Spine And Pain Care is individualized based on the type of headaches you have, the severity of your pain, and your overall health. Dr. Sarij works closely with you to develop an all-encompassing treatment plan that not only alleviates your pain but also helps you get back to doing the things you enjoy. 

Treatment for your headaches may include:

  • Prescription medication 
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Cervical selective nerve root block
  • Exercise program
  • Botox┬« injections for chronic migraines
  • Trigger point injections

For concussions, Dr. Sarij may suggest activity modification and regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms. 

To schedule an appointment at Integrated Spine And Pain Care for your headaches, call the office or book one online today.