Headache Specialists in Orange County
A headache (cephalalgia in medical terminology) is a condition of pain in the head;
sometimes neck or upper back pain may also be interpreted as a headache. It ranks
amongst the most common local pain complaints.
The vast majority of headaches are benign and self-limiting. Common causes are
tension, migraine, eye strain, dehydration, low blood sugar, and sinusitis. Much rarer are
headaches due to life-threatening conditions such as meningitis, encephalitis, cerebral
aneurysms, extremely high blood pressure, and brain tumors. When the headache occurs
in conjunction with a head injury the cause is usually quite evident. A large percentage of
headaches among women are caused by ever-fluctuating estrogen during menstrual
years. This can occur prior to, or even during midcycle menstruation.
Treatment of an uncomplicated headache is usually symptomatic with over-the-counter
painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol (acetaminophen), or ibuprofen, although some
specific forms of headaches (e.g., migraines) may demand other, more suitable
treatment. It may be possible to relate the occurrence of a headache to other particular
triggers (such as stress or particular foods), which can then be avoided.
Dr. Cheng, Anaheim - Orange County
If you have headaches and you live in Orange County, please give us a call so we can help
you get rid of your pain. Knight Physical Therapy is in Orange County.
Our Garden Grove office is only minutes away from Orange, Santa Ana, Westminster,
Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Tustin, Irvine, and most of Central
We specialize in chronic and acute headaches.
Call today for an immediate appointment with one of our doctors.
Garden Grove 714-750-4097