Our Treatment Philosophy for Headaches and Migraines
At the Purath Headache & Neurology, we know not every headache is alike and not every treatment is the same. Which is why we believe in taking a multidisciplinary approach to tailor our treatment plans to each person’s individual needs.
We specialize in treating the mind-body connection of headache pain with a wide range of migraine treatment options.
Headache Types and Symptoms
An abdominal headache or migraine takes place in the stomach instead of the head. It most commonly affects children between the ages of 5 and 9.
Cluster headaches attack in cycles and most commonly occur in men. They typically start between the ages of 20 and 40.
The exertional headache, like some other types of headache pain, is brought on by activity such as exercise, sex or intense coughing or sneezing.
Most common in women, hemicranias continua is a headache that creates ongoing, one-sided pain with no break or relief.
A rare type of headache that may run in families, the hemiplegic migraine causes temporary paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.
Medication Overuse Headache
The medication overuse headache is just what it sounds like — head pain brought on by the overuse of certain prescription or non-prescription drugs.
Associated with menstruation, this type of headache can occur anytime during the monthly cycle.
Migraine with Aura
This is an intense headache involving various sensations, visual disturbances and other symptoms that occur 10 to 60 minutes before the actual headache begins.
Migraines without Aura
The most common form of migraine is the migraine without aura, a type of recurring, long-lasting headache that occurs with no warning.
New Daily Persistent Headache
When a patient with no headache history suddenly begins experiencing daily, unremitting headache pain, the condition is known as a new daily persistent headache (NDPH).
Paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) is a rare type of headache involving short, severe headaches on one side, either chronically or episodically.
Pediatric and Adolescent Headache
There are many types of headaches and causes that affect young or adolescent patients, including migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches and headaches associated with serious health concerns.
Post-Covid 19 Headache
Headaches after recovering from Covid-19 may linger for sometime and are known as post-covid 19 headaches.
A headache that follows any mild, moderate or severe brain injury is called a post-traumatic headache.
Caused by an internal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in the brain, a pressure headache usually manifests itself as intense headache pain that’s relieved by lying down.
Headaches involving especially acute pain are considered severe headaches. These may sometimes necessitate admission to a hospital.
Affecting women three times more often than men, severe migraines occur in more than 12 percent of American adults.
The tension-type headache is the most common type of headache. Experts estimate up to 78 percent of the population has experienced them.
Diagnosis & Treatments
Diamond Headache Clinic Inpatient Unit
- (773) 388-6390
- 2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
* Patients seeking inpatient treatment must be seen and evaluated by a Diamond Headache Clinic physician at one of our outpatient clinics first.