At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we understand the impact that headaches can have on your daily life. Headaches are a common ailment experienced by many individuals, and finding the right treatment can make all the difference. In this article, we delve into the various types of headaches, the investigations involved in diagnosing their underlying causes, and the simple initial treatments that can provide relief.

Types of Headaches

Investigations for Headaches

Simple Initial Treatment

When to Seek Medical Attention

Thunder Headaches

In addition to the previously mentioned types of headaches, it’s important to highlight another rare but significant subtype known as thunder headaches. Thunder headaches, also referred to as thunderclap headaches, are severe and sudden headaches that reach their peak intensity within 60 seconds. These headaches can be extremely alarming due to their rapid onset and intense pain. Thunder headaches may be indicative of underlying serious conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or other vascular disorders, necessitating prompt medical attention.

Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

SAH is a medical emergency that occurs when there is bleeding into the space between the brain and the surrounding membranes. Although rare, it can be life-threatening. Thunder headaches are often associated with SAH and should not be ignored. Other symptoms that may accompany SAH include a sudden, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

If you or someone you know experiences a thunder headache or a sudden, severe headache that is unlike any previous headache, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention. SAH requires urgent evaluation and treatment to prevent further complications.

Find Relief at Shire Doctors and Dentists

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, our experienced healthcare professionals are committed to helping you find the causes of your symptoms and relief from headaches. We provide comprehensive care, tailored treatment plans, and a compassionate approach to ensure your well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a life free from headaches.

Looking for a local GP to discuss your health conditions in Shire?

Our experienced GPs at Shire Doctors and Dentists help you to manage your chronic headache. We take the time to assess your symptoms and use our experience and knowledge to assist you feeling good again.

Call 02 9063 8650 to book your GP consultation.