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Headaches and migraines can significantly impact your quality of life, affecting your ability to perform daily activities or enjoy moments with family and friends. At NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows, we provide expert treatment designed to alleviate headache symptoms and manage migraines effectively.

Understanding Headaches and Migraines

Headaches can manifest in various forms, from a general tension headache that feels like a tight band around your head to severe migraines that cause debilitating pain and sensory sensitivity. Understanding the causes and symptoms is crucial for effective treatment.

Common Causes of Headaches:

  • Stress and tension
  • Dehydration
  • Eye strain, especially from prolonged screen use
  • Sinus infections
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Certain foods and alcohol
  • Caffeine withdrawal

Migraines are more intense and can be accompanied by additional symptoms such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, or smells
  • Visual disturbances or aura
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme fatigue

When to Seek Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

While occasional headaches may not require medical attention, frequent or severe headaches and any form of migraine should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. It is especially important to seek care if:

  • You experience headaches that are more painful or frequent than usual.
  • Headaches disrupt your daily activities.
  • You need to take painkillers more than twice a week.
  • You have a headache after a head injury.
  • Your headache is accompanied by other symptoms like confusion, fever, sensory loss, or stiffness in the neck.

Treatment Options for Chronic Headaches in Rolling Meadows

Immediate Relief:

  • Medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin are often effective. For chronic or severe migraines, prescription medications may be necessary.
  • Therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation techniques can help manage the triggers of headaches and migraines.

Preventative Treatments:

  • Prescription Medications: Such as beta-blockers, antidepressants, or anticonvulsants can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Including regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and establishing a consistent sleep schedule.

Advanced Treatments:

  • Botox Injections: Approved for chronic migraine sufferers, Botox can significantly reduce the frequency of migraines.
  • Nerve Blocks and Neuromodulation: These procedures can provide relief for those who do not respond to traditional treatments.

The Consequences of Untreated Migraines

Leaving migraines untreated can lead to complications such as status migrainosus, an intense migraine that lasts longer than 72 hours, and an increased risk of stroke. Chronic migraines can also lead to medication overuse headaches, a condition where frequent use of headache medications causes headaches to become more frequent and severe.

FAQs About Migraine Treatment

Visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows

If you’re struggling with headaches or migraines, visit NewMed Immediate Care. Our dedicated team is here to help you with a comprehensive approach to pain relief and management, tailored to your specific needs. Don’t let pain control your life; get the support you need today.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169