Headaches Specialist

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine & Pediatric Neurologists located in Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX & Lockhill-Selma, San Antonio, TX

There are more than 150 different types of headaches, which range greatly in severity, frequency, and duration. If you’re among the millions who suffer from frequent and debilitating headaches, it’s time to get help. At Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center, the team of neurological experts specializes in identifying the causes of your head pain and helping you find relief. For expert headache care, call one of the three San Antonio-based clinics in Nix Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, and Lockhill-Selma, or the office in New Braunfels, Texas. You can also make an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Headaches Q & A

What are the most common types of headaches?

There are upwards of 150 different types of headaches, which are either primary or secondary, meaning they’re a standalone problem or a result of another issue, such as allergies.

While most Americans experience head pain at some point in their lives, millions suffer from ongoing problems at the hands of these common headaches:

Migraines

A whopping 12% of the population — of all ages — suffers from this type of primary headache. At its core, a migraine is a neurological disorder that typically causes considerable pain on one side of your face and head. Migraines can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as an aura, which are usually marked by visual disturbances.

Tension headaches

As the name implies, tension headaches often feel like your head is being squeezed, which causes pain and discomfort behind your eyes and around your head. These headaches may also make you more sensitive to light and sound.

Cluster headaches

These headaches come in clusters and are characterized by piercing pain. Men are six times more likely than women to develop cluster headaches. 

Sinus headaches

This type of headache is considered secondary since it develops because of problems in your sinuses, which are usually related to allergies, asthma, colds, and the flu.

How are headaches diagnosed?

If you have recurring problems with headaches, the team at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center first sits down with to review your symptoms to determine which type of headache is plaguing you. Next, they perform a physical exam and review your medical history, as well as your family’s medical history. 

Your doctor may also ask you to keep a headache diary, which can provide valuable clues as to what triggers your head pain.

What are my treatment options for headaches?

The treatment options for headaches depends upon which type of headache you’re experiencing. 

For example, if you suffer from sinus headaches, the team works to remedy the underlying problem, such as your allergies. If you’re dealing with chronic migraines, the approach is far different and may include prescription medications, as well as trigger avoidance plans.

The bottom line is that the headache specialists at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center work with you until you find relief from your head pain. Simply call or use the online booking tool to get started.