Headache Specialist

Ingy Iskander, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics.

Ingy Iskander, MD

Pain Management Specialist & Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Southlake, TX

A headache every once in a while is no more than a mild inconvenience that might put you behind on work. Frequent headaches or migraines, however, can uproot your life. At Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics in Southlake, Texas, Ingy Iskander, MD, provides effective treatments for recurrent headaches and chronic migraines, like medication management or Botox® injections. For a consultation, call Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, or request your visit online today.

Headache Q & A

What is a headache?

A headache is a prolonged sensation of pain or pressure that comes from your head. Mild headaches, which are common, may be easy to manage at home. You can take an over-the-counter pain relief medication and take other steps, like drinking lots of water, to ease the symptoms. Headaches that are more severe or recurrent might need medical intervention.

Surprisingly, your brain tissue and skull are not the sources of your pain during a headache. Experts believe that headaches originate in the blood vessels in your head or neck, which can signal pain, unlike your brain tissue and skull. 

Which type of headache do I have?

Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics diagnoses and treats a range of headache types, which each cause different pain characteristics and symptoms. Three of the most common headache categories are:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches, the most common form, don’t often occur for most people. However, if you’re one of the unlucky few that gets them several times weekly, Dr. Iskander can help you manage them. They tend to cause dull pain on both sides of your head and fatigue or stress may trigger them. 

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are more severe and mainly occur in men who smoke. If you have them, you can get 1-8 headaches in a day for 1-3 months at a time once every year or two. The headache affects one side of your head, and the pain is extreme. 

Migraines

Migraines are a bit different from other headache types. For most people, they either don’t often happen or not at all. They likely come from changes in brain cell activity or blood flow in the brain. Symptoms vary widely but can include lights in your vision, loss of vision, or nausea. Having chronic migraines means you get migraines at least 15 days each month. 

How are headaches treated?

Whether headaches are a chronic issue for you or not, Dr. Iskander can help you explore ways to reduce the number of headaches you get or relieve pain from a headache rapidly. 

Medication

Often, the best way to manage headaches is with medications. Dr. Iskander can prescribe or recommend headache medications for any type.

Occipital nerve blocks

Occipital nerve blocks, another treatment for headaches, involve an injection of anesthetic medication, sometimes combined with a steroid. Dr. Iskander places the injection into the occipital nerve to relieve migraines or cluster headaches.

Botox

Botox, a final treatment option, is an injectable that can prevent migraines for those with a chronic migraine diagnosis. 

In addition to Botox and other treatments, Dr. Iskander can work with you to identify your triggers that lead to headaches so you can avoid them to the best of your ability. IV therapy, available at Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics, may reduce a headache if dehydration is one of its causes. 

A single headache is usually nothing more than a mild inconvenience, but getting headaches often can uproot your routine. Request your evaluation for headaches or migraines by phone or online at Jonaleé Pain and Aesthetics today.