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Customized Headache Treatments by Dr. Goel

If you suffer from frequent tension headaches, migraines, or other recurring head pain in Santa Clara, CA, you know firsthand how debilitating the pain and symptoms can be. Headaches interfere with work productivity, damage relationships, and erode your overall quality of life. Pain pills may temporarily relieve your symptoms, but it doesn’t address the root causes or prevent future attacks.

To break the headache cycle and get your life back, you need individualized care from specialists like Dr. Pooja Goel at Bay Area Sleep Solutions & Pain Center who take time to understand your specific pain patterns and triggers. You don’t have to continue suffering through repeated headache attacks. Schedule an appointment by calling (408) 549-1602 your unique triggers and customized treatment plans, you can find solutions that deliver proven, long-lasting headache relief based on your particular situation.

Types of Headaches

Headaches come in many forms and have a variety of causes. Some of the most common types of headaches seen at our Santa Clara office include:

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are characterized by a pressing or tightening pain on both sides of the head. They are often caused by muscle tension in the neck and scalp area. Stress, poor posture, and jaw clenching can trigger tension headaches. Dr. Goel frequently sees patients complaining of frequent tension headaches.


Migraines are moderate to severe headaches that are often throbbing or pulsating. They typically affect one side of the head. Hormonal changes, stress, bright lights, lack of sleep, and certain foods can trigger migraines. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound often accompany migraines. Dr. Goel helps patients identify and avoid migraine triggers.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches cause severe burning or piercing pain on one side of the head, often around or behind the eye. They occur in clusters or cycles of frequent headaches followed by headache-free periods. Dr. Goel can provide medications to interrupt cluster headache cycles.

Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches result from inflammation and pressure in the sinuses. They cause pain in the forehead and cheeks along with nasal congestion. Many patients visit Dr. Goel for sinus-related headaches.

At-Home Solutions

Dr. Goel recommends several at-home remedies that patients can try to find relief from tension headaches, sinus headaches, and mild migraines in Santa Clara:

  • Apply cold compresses to relieve headache pain and pressure. Use an ice pack wrapped in a towel or try a cold gel mask from the refrigerator.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen when headaches strike. Follow dosage instructions carefully.
  • Get plenty of rest. Lack of quality sleep can trigger headaches or make them worse.
  • Stay hydrated. Dehydration can provoke headaches. Sip water consistently throughout the day.
  • Limit caffeine. Drink coffee and energy drinks in moderation to avoid headaches from caffeine withdrawal.
  • Use essential oils. Peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus oils can help relax tense muscles and relieve headache tension when applied to the temples.

Treatment Solutions

For chronic headaches or severe migraine attacks, some headache and migraine therapies* include:

  • Botox Injections - Your dentist administers Botox injections to paralyze muscles, nerves, and glands surrounding the head and neck. This can significantly reduce migraine frequency.
  • Nerve Blocks - Local anesthetic and steroid injections block pain signals from triggered nerves and muscles in the head, neck, or jaw. Nerve blocks provide sustained headache relief.
  • IV Therapies - Intravenous cocktails containing medications, vitamins, and anti-inflammatories rapidly stop an active migraine. Your dentist creates customized solutions targeting each patient's needs.
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation - This minimally invasive procedure places electrodes along occipital nerves at the base of the head. Mild electrical pulses prevent headache pain signals from reaching the brain.
  • Biofeedback Therapy - This treatment teaches patients to control involuntary muscle tension, heart rate, and temperature using biofeedback devices. This stress reduction technique prevents headaches.

*Dr. Goel may not administer all of these treatments, please schedule a consultation to confirm any treatment options.

TMJ-Related Solutions

Many headaches originate from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders in the jaw area. Dr. Goel expertly treats TMJ problems contributing to tension headaches, migraines, and sinus pressure. TMJ treatment options include:

  • Night Guards & Mouth Splints - Custom dental appliances worn at night prevent teeth grinding and realign the jaw to alleviate TMJ headaches.
  • Physical Therapy - Specific exercises strengthen jaw muscles and improve TMJ function to relieve associated headaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

What triggers tension headaches?

Stress, poor posture, muscle overuse, teeth grinding, and eye strain are the most common triggers for tension headaches. Pay attention to daily habits and activities to identify potential headache triggers. Keeping a headache diary can help reveal patterns and problematic triggers that can then be avoided or minimized.

When should I see a doctor for headaches?

Consult a doctor if headaches start disrupting your daily activities, increase in frequency or severity, or occur along with concerning symptoms like fever, confusion, or vomiting. Sudden, severe headache pain that comes on quickly should always warrant an immediate doctor visit, especially if it is a new type of headache.

Can headaches wake me up at night?

Yes, certain types of headaches like cluster headaches and hypnic headaches more commonly strike during sleep. If you find yourself frequently waking up with headaches, especially at predictable times, discuss this with your doctor. Keeping a log of sleep headaches along with any other patterns can help identify causes and guide treatment.

Do children get migraines too?

Migraines can develop in children, even as young as five years old. Pediatric migraines often present with abdominal symptoms like nausea and vomiting, rather than traditional head pain. Make an appointment if your child has episodes of severe nausea and vomiting without explanation. Proper diagnosis of childhood migraines leads to better treatment and symptom management.

Find Headache Relief Today

Headaches don’t have to control your life. Take back your health, happiness, and quality time with loved ones. The dedicated providers at Bay Area Sleep Solutions & Pain Center are standing by to listen, evaluate your symptoms, and create a customized treatment plan just for you. They specialize in tackling the root causes of headaches, not just temporarily masking the pain.

With proven options, relief is possible. Imagine being able to exercise, work, and play without headaches holding you back. It starts with one simple phone call. Don’t wait around in pain - your life is waiting. If you’re suffering from chronic headaches in Santa Clara, San Jose, or Sunnyvale, CA, set up your consultation today by calling (408) 549-1602 now and start feeling like yourself again.