According to the World Health Organization, headache disorders are recurrent and chronic headaches, typically severe in intensity. They can present in a number of ways, the most common being:

  • Migraines

    Migraines typically begin around puberty, affecting people most often between ages 35-45. Migraines headaches typically:

    • Affect women twice as often as men
    • Are moderate to severe intensity
    • Causes pain on one side of the head
    • Pain is throbbing or pulsating
    • Pain that worsens with physical activity
    • Pain can last either several hours or several days
    • Often includes accompanying nausea
    • Occur anywhere between once a year or several times a week
  • Cluster Headaches

    Another headache disorder, cluster headaches typically:

    • Affects men more often than women
    • Affects people in their 20s or older
    • Comprises frequently-recurring (often several times a day) brief but extremely severe headache
    • Has pain focused in or around one eye
    • Pain that worsens with physical activity
    • Pain can last either several hours or several days
    • Often includes accompanying nausea
    • Occur anywhere between once a year or several times a week
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Although not technically a headache disorder, trigeminal neuralgia respond really well to CiC’s non-invasive treatment, so we’ve included it on the list. Trigeminal neuralgia is a pain disorder affecting the trigeminal nerve, and typically:

    • Causes severe and sudden pain on one side of the face
    • The pain can last from a few seconds to several minuts.
    • Like cluster headaches, the pain is shorter in duration, but can have several painful episodes over a period of time.
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion block (SphenoCath)

    This non-invasive treatment uses a catheter (small flexible tube) gently inserted into the nasal cavity with X-Ray guidance to deliver medication that relieves severe headache pain.