Millions of Americans deal with headaches stemming from different causes each day. Headaches generally fall into two separate categories: tension headaches and migraines. Research shows that up to 80 percent of Americans suffer from headaches, while approximately 13 percent of the population suffers from migraines. Migraines are the more severe of the two, often lasting for extended periods of time while resulting in nausea, sensitivity to light and other environmental factors. Tension headaches are shorter in duration and typically result from abnormalities in the neck, sinus inflammation, dehydration, and other causes. Regardless of the cause and classification of head pain, its effects can make everyday life quite difficult. The providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine take an integrative approach to headache relief in Austin, helping patients find relief with multiple non-invasive modalities.
Because causes of headaches vary from person to person, our providers first have each patient in for a thorough evaluation. Our approach centers around relieving pain while restoring health and function to the body, rather than recommending prescription drugs or surgery. Using patient input during this initial appointment, we will then create a customized plan of care. Moreover, we offer several options for headache relief, depending on the nature of the condition. Treatment plans for headaches and migraines typically include a combination of:
Health insurance covers some of the options mentioned here, while others are only available at the self-pay rate. Treatment plans will vary in intensity based on the diagnosis. Further, our staff values patient feedback and will adjust treatment plans for patients with specific requests.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. You can also refer to our Services page for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is the difference between migraines and headaches?
A: Migraines can last for extended periods of time, are more intense, and typically result from environmental factors. Meanwhile, tension headaches are shorter in duration and are typically caused by abnormalities in the neck, sinuses, eyes, and dehydration, to name a few.
Q: Does health insurance cover treatment options for headache relief in Austin?
A: While health insurance covers many treatment options for headaches, some modalities are only available at the self-pay rate. Moreover, we offer free consultations for many of our self-pay services.
Q: What is the best treatment for headaches?
A: Because every case is different, we typically have patients in for an initial evaluation before recommending specific treatments. However, we offer a wide array of services, allowing our providers to create personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.