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Headaches services offered in Forest Hills, Queens, and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York

If you’re one of the 38 million Americans who suffer from headaches, you understand the pain and disruption they bring. The team of experts offer comprehensive care for headaches at Advanced Medical Care in Brighton Beach (Brooklyn) or Forest Hills (Queens), New York. If you’re tired of dealing with headache pain, book a consultation with a neurologist to explore treatment options. Online scheduling is available.

What causes headaches?

Most people occasionally have headaches related to tension and stress caused by short deadlines, fussy children, or demanding bosses.

When you begin to experience headaches more than twice a week or develop head pain that’s different than your usual, however, the cause may be related to nerve issues such as:

  • Occipital neuralgia, which can cause shooting pain running up the two greater occipital nerves that travel from your upper neck through the muscles at the back of your head, one on each side, and forward along your scalp
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, which is a chronic pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve in the face and can cause aching, throbbing, and stabbing pain in areas of the face, including the forehead
  • Benign intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a condition that occurs when intracranial pressure inside your head increases for no apparent reason.

Interestingly, using headache pain relievers too frequently or too high a dose can also trigger severe “rebound” headaches.

How do headaches differ from migraines?

The location and characteristics of migraine pain differ from other types of headaches. A tension headache, for instance, typically causes aching pain with pressure across your forehead or sides and back of your head. Individuals often report feeling as if a band is tightening around their heads.

Migraines cause severe pulsing or throbbing pain that usually occurs on just one side of your head. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound when you have a migraine.

Some individuals develop symptoms that occur right before or during the migraine, known as migraine aura, and may include wavy flashes of light in your vision or numbness and tingling in your face.

What is the treatment for frequent headaches?

At Advanced Medical Care, treatment for your headaches begins with a thorough evaluation that helps identify the underlying cause of your pain. This may include nerve conduction studies, radiographic imaging such as MRI or CT scan, and other diagnostic tests.

The doctors can then create individualized treatment strategies tailored to your specific needs and help ensure the best possible outcome.

Schedule your appointment today at Advanced Medical Care for relief from your headaches. You can reach out online or by calling the office.


At Advanced Medical Care, our board-certified physicians provide thorough diagnoses and effective treatments in a safe and friendly environment. As a modern, multi-specialty practice, we have an elite team of doctors ready to provide personalized and attentive care.

Our providers have years of experience in their fields, enabling us to offer technologically advanced, safe and effective treatments. Connect with our team today to see how we can help you achieve your health goals.
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