Tension Headaches, Migraines, and Cluster Headaches

Any type of headache can affect your life negatively, especially if you suffer from headaches 3 or more days a week.

If you live with chronic headaches, it is important to seek treatment. This is especially true if you have a history of concussions or other medical conditions that increase your likelihood of developing any of the types of headaches listed below.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. While they typically plague women more often than men, this type of head pain can affect anyone at any time. Tension headaches most often present as a dull pain around the forehead.

Tension headaches are classified two ways: episodic (occurring less than 15 times per month) and chronic (occurring more than 15 times per month). Both subtypes can occur for several different reasons, including:

  • Physical Stress
  • Emotional stress or anxiety
  • Fatigue and/or exhaustion
  • Low iron levels
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol/caffeine



Migraines are the second most common type of headache. They typically produce more intense pain. Many people are extremely sensitive to lights and sounds when experiencing a migraine – so sensitive that they may develop dizziness or nausea.

While tension headaches are typically treatable at home with over-the-counter medications, chronic migraines can be more difficult. An office like Blue Ridge Pain Management that specializes in treating these conditions can help alleviate your pain.


Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches, while less common than tension headaches or migraines, are still debilitating, resulting in stubborn pain that centers around the eye.

Like migraines, cluster headaches can sometimes require more specialized treatment beyond over-the-counter medications.

Tension Headaches, Migraines, and Cluster Headaches

Fortunately, Blue Ridge Pain Management can help. We employ a team of experts led by fellowship-trained physicians who will craft a treatment plan tailored to you. For more information on how we treat headaches, call 828-350-9310, or visit us online.

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