National Headache Institute in New Jersey
For those who get headaches in New Jersey, the National Headache Institute in South Plainfield is your one-stop shop for diagnosis and treatment of painful, chronic headaches. We keep low patient loads so that you can get the care and attention you need, and our team of specialists can take the time to get to know you and your case intimately.
Unlike neurologists, specialists at the National Headache Institute do not solely focus on disorders of the nervous system. Instead, we identify the causes and triggers of your headaches and utilize cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technology to eliminate your chronic pain.
Types of Headaches We Treat
Many people don’t realize it, but there are many different types of headaches. When your head hurts, you don’t have the energy to analyze what type of a headache you’re having. But diagnosing the type gets you one step closer to relief. Our team specializes in the treatment of a wide range of headaches including:
- Cluster Headaches
- Allergy and sinus headaches
- Tension headaches
- Headaches in teens
- Chronic daily headaches
Once we have determined the type of headaches you suffer from, we work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan to help you manage and prevent your headaches.
Services and Tests We Provide
At the National Headache Institute, we don’t believe in a standard protocol. Each patient is unique and requires a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. We use the latest tools that technology offers to produce effective results. Some of the tests we use to help us diagnose your headache complaints include:
- Automatic Nervous System (ANS) Test
- Videonystagmography (VNG) Test
- Extensive intake questionnaire
Natural, Non-Invasive Care
Identifying the underlying causes of your headaches empowers you to fight back without the use of invasive procedures or reliance on medications. Allergies, neck pain, poor nutrition, and dehydration are all common culprits behind chronic headaches. At the National Headache Institute, our goal is to help you identify your triggers and create a customized plan for management and prevention. All of our treatments are customized specifically for you and your unique needs. We never prescribe medication, nor do we recommend invasive procedures.
Types of Headaches Treated at the New Jersey Headache Institute
At New Jersey Headache Institute our physicians and staff have experience in treating a multitude of headache disorders and their causes. Our unique methodology to diagnose headache patients ensures a high rate of success. The following are the most common:
Chronic Daily Headaches
Among the most treated headache disorders at our office, chronic daily headaches are not directly caused by an underlying medical condition and occur more than 15 times in a single month for at least three months in a single year. Chronic daily headaches are generally short in duration with the longest lasting several hours.
Cluster headaches are acute and last for weeks and even months at a time. Patients suffer periods of severe pain interrupted by pain free periods of different durations. External Compression Headaches External compression headaches are caused by ill-fitting headgear such as helmets, headbands or goggles. This makes them one of the easiest headaches types to treat. Once the cause is determined, removing the offending headgear will generally eliminate the resulting headaches.
Migraines can be triggered by a variety of factors including anxiety, stress, lack of food, lack of sleep and hormonal in-balances. Migraines occur more often in women than men and are among the most diagnosed headaches at New Jersey Headache Institute.
Allergy & Sinus Headaches
Many are unclear of the relationship between allergies and sinus headaches. Allergies do not directly cause headaches, but they do cause congestion that can lead to sinus headaches. Allergies also cause the body to release natural histamines that can dilute blood vessels which can in turn trigger a migraine headache. Other headache disorders commonly treated at New Jersey Headache Institute include:
- REBOUND HEADACHES
- PRIMARY COUGH HEADACHES
- SEX RELATED HEADACHES
- TENSION HEADACHES
- SPINAL HEADACHES
- ICE CREAM HEADACHES
- THUNDERCLAP HEADACHES
- HEADACHES IN TEENS