Scottsdale Head Pain Treatment
Interventionalists Treating Headaches, Migraines, & TMJ
Experiencing head pain makes life almost unbearable. While you’re trying to juggle work, family, and a social life, your head pain from headaches, migraines, or TMJ holds you back. Our team at Orion Pain can help. We are here to help relieve the head pain you experience — whether it’s sharp, throbbing, or pounding — in addition to the other symptoms caused by headaches. You should contact Orion Pain if you have trouble managing head pain and take over-the-counter painkillers frequently to no benefit.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our Scottsdale head pain treatment.
What Are Headaches & Migraines?
Migraines are severe headaches that can cause debilitating pain, nausea, hypersensitivity to light and sound, and visual aura symptoms such as tunnel vision. While scientists have not discovered the specific causes of migraines, they believe nerves and blood vessels are involved.
“TMJ” is short for the temporomandibular joint, and TMJ disorders are frequently shortened to simply the TMJ acronym. This disorder causes pain and limited jaw movement, and the cause is usually difficult to determine and may be due to various factors. While the pain and discomfort of TMJ can impact quality of life, the good news is that usually it is only temporary and can be self-managed or treated non-surgically. You should see a doctor if you have jaw pain and tenderness or your jaw locks, making it difficult to open or close the jaw.
Symptoms of TMJ include:
- Jaw pain or tenderness
- Clicking of the jaw
- Aching and pain in the ear
- Facial pain
- Locking of the jaw, making it difficult to open or close the mouth
How We Treat Head Pain
To begin, we pinpoint where your pain comes from during a thorough physical evaluation and review of your symptoms, which may include diagnostic imaging or lab tests. Depending on the type of head pain you suffer from and its cause (if one can be identified), treatments vary. We offer nerve blocks to regulate nerve signals triggering headaches, muscle injections to curb spasms, trigger point injections to alleviate muscle knots that restrict blow flow, and other types of injections to reduce inflammation. Injections are usually very effective at managing pain symptoms and preventing headaches from recurring as frequently or intensely.
If you’re looking for relief from head pain, including migraines and TMJ, don’t delay seeking treatment from our interventionalists at Orion Pain. To book an appointment, please call (602) 888-9198.