Migraines and Headaches

Do you get persistent migraines and headaches? This could be due to an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. To get checked out for your migraine and headaches then come into WellCare Urgent Care center today.

Are Headaches Dangerous?

There are numerous types of headaches, including sinus headaches, migraines, or cluster headaches. If you suffer from chronic headaches, then the condition can affect your daily living. While you might have a headache from lack of sleep or from drinking too much alcohol, if you have a strange headache after a blow to the head or from a fall, then you should have an examination from a physician at an urgent care clinic. A headache after a vehicular accident or other trauma can indicate that you have a concussion, and this can become a life-threatening problem.

Collecting Your Medical Information

A physician can collect your health history along with taking medical images of your head and brain. It is important to explain the symptoms that you are experiencing such as a steady or throbbing pain in one or both sides of the head. If you have other symptoms with the headache such as nausea, dizziness, vomiting, or fainting, then you might have a migraine or a concussion. A headache with changes in your facial appearance with sagging muscles on one side of the face can indicate that you have had a stroke.

Sinus Headaches

If you have congestion with a headache, then you may have a sinus infection, but this is also a symptom from cluster headaches. For sinus headaches, you can take over-the-counter medications that reduce the congestion, but for cluster headaches, you may need prescription medication. Cluster headaches are considered one of the worst types of pain because it causes intense discomfort behind an eye, and it involves one side of the head.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and these often occur due to anxiety, poor dietary habits or not getting enough sleep. Taking over-the-counter pain medications, applying a warm compress to the forehead, and sleeping for several hours can relieve this type of headache. If you have tension headaches frequently, then you should modify your diet, avoid stress, and maintain a regular sleeping schedule.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches often have unusual symptoms such as seeing strange lights or smelling nonexistent odors. These types of headaches can last for a few hours or for several days, and you may vomit or have a sensitivity to sounds or light that make the pain worse. It is important to seek regular treatment for migraines so that the headaches don’t disrupt your life.

Come into WellCare

Headaches could be a sign of an underlying medical issue. If you have persistent headaches then come into WellCare Urgent Care Center in Grand Rapids to get treatment for this. Immediate appointments can be booked online at our Cascade and Leonard locations.

Should I visit Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Urgent Care

When you have any medical condition that is non-life threatening or have general medical needs, then an Urgent Care center can take care of these. WellCare Urgent Care takes care of a variety of medical concerns such as the flu, vaccinations, physicals, allergy symptoms, and more.

WellCare Urgent care is convenient because it is quick and cost-effective.

Average visit time: 1 hour
Average cost: $150

Emergency Room

Emergency care is necessary when you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This could be a heart attack, stroke, head injury, or other trauma that requires more advanced treatment. If you or someone you love has a life-threatening illness or injury, then you need to call 911 and get to the closest Emergency Room.

Emergency Rooms, while the best option for serious trauma, do take time and are costly.

Average Time Spent: 4.5 hours
Average Cost Per Visit: $1700

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