Ever experience a headache so mind-numbing, even medication can’t help?
We might know what’s up. Let’s get you sorted.
What do you do when you are suffering from a pounding headache? Do you simply grit your teeth and carry on through your day? Lie down and take a quick nap? Pop a tablet and wait?
While for most people (in fact, nine out of ten), a headache is a mild nuisance that goes away in a few hours, for some – up to 12% of the population – it can present as throbbing and debilitating pain, lasting for days. The pain can sometimes be too unbearable that it starts affecting work, relationships, and behavior – overall negatively impacting one’s quality of life.
At Pain Away Clinic, we are the experts when it comes to pain. We’ll get you the instant pain relief that you need, and make sure you’re on the right track to better health for the future.
Headache vs. Migraine: What’s the Difference?
Headaches are one of the most common health problems that medical practitioners treat. Nine out of ten people in the world experience them on a yearly basis, and they can range from moderate to severe. While most people automatically attribute a severe headache to being a “migraine”, that’s actually not always true. A migraine is simply one of the three common types of headaches; there are specific criteria required to identify a headache as a migraine; and all three common types of headaches can vary in severity.
The three types of headaches are:
- Tension headache: Very common type of headache. It will mostly present as a dull, constant pain felt on both sides of the head. Symptoms might include a tenderness on the face, head, neck, and shoulders; sensitivity to light and sound; as well as pressure behind the eyes. Usually lasts 30 minutes up to sever hours.
- Cluster headache: A more severe and less frequent type of headache; affects men more than women. Most describe it as a an intense burning or piercing pain behind or around one eye. Other common symptoms are watery/swollen eye, a blocked/runny nose, and sensitivity to light and sound. Usually lasts 30 minutes up to sever hours.
- Migraine headache: This almost always presents as very intense throbbing pain, usually on just one side of the head. Symptoms may also include seeing spots, flickering lights, partial loss of vision, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea. A Migraine attack may last between 4 hours up to 3 days at a time.
The Pain Away Treatment Process: How It Works
Step 1: Preliminary exam and physical diagnosis
A quick preliminary consultation and diagnosis by one of our licensed physiotherapists allow us to quickly rule out all other factors and get to the root causes of your ailments.
Step 2: Pain relief treatment and/or physical therapy
Having a specific diagnosis, we can immediately select which form of treatment is required to provide the fastest pain relief, while supplementing with recovery through physiotherapy.
Step 3: Medical analysis and pain recovery advice
After having gone through the full pain relief treatment, a summary on your condition is given, as well as advice on what you can do to help speed up recovery on your way to wellness.
Bad Posture Can Cause Headaches
Believe it or not, the most common type of headache – the Tension Headache – can be often attributed to bad posture. Especially in a work environment, you might slouch while looking down at your computer or writing, with your head, neck, and shoulders extended forward.
You are actually pinching the suboccipital nerve causing a dull, constant pain running from the back of your head to your eyes. We urge you to try this right now – roll your shoulders back, straighten your back, and pull your neck backwards. Give it 5 minutes and you’ll feel an immediate improvement.
When Is It Time To See a Professional?
While most headaches subside in the span of a few hours, depending on the severity, it might be best to get a professional opinion. Take note of the following:
- Vision loss or impairment
- Confusion, dizziness, or fever
- Shortness of breath
- Slurred speech
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
- Symptoms that only gets worse with time or won’t stop
If you are experiencing any of the above, or if the headache is interfering with the normal activities of daily life, seek out help immediately.
Our Satisfied Patients
I want to thank the therapists and professional team at Pain Away Clinic for helping me with my posture and taking care of my body so I can feel as good as possible. It is important to listen to what our body asks and take care of it, in order to prevent future discomfort.
(Click to watch Carlo van Dam’s testimonial.)
I have been suffering from pain in my right shoulder for a long time and tried many treatments such as massage, physiotherapy, etc. After these treatments I felt better but came back to the same condition soon so I gave up on curing the problem because of my work.
This time I tried treatment at Pain Away Clinic. I was really satisfied with their treatment and I will continuously come for treatment. I now also do stretching at home which they taught me.
The location is very convenient because connected to MRT and BTS.
This clinic is very clean. At first the therapist consulted my condition and told me the reason of the pain, how my posture is. I can not speak Thai but this Thai therapist communicates in Japanese as well, so I felt at ease. After the treatment I felt much better and could very easily move my shoulder. At last the therapist adjusted my pelvis and spine. It was not scary but I feel much straighter. After the adjustment length of my leg became even.
The therapist recommended training at home so I can keep good posture.
I have been receiving treatment at Pain Away Clinic due mainly to two reasons, their professionalism and care for their clients. Having been treated by them many times now, I couldn’t be more happy with the level of professionalism from each of their staff and how much they care about each of their clients. I feel that I am in good hands and can completely trust in them.
I would recommend anyone who has pain, or any issues related to pain, to try them out. You will be happy that you do. They are truly professional and very knowledgeable about what they do.
Stay well everyone.
I came to Pain Away Clinic due to thigh muscle strain from stretching in Japan.
I had pain on hip joint and thigh. Of course I took some treatment in Japan after the accident. I came to Thailand and knew about Pain Away Clinic and the therapist gave me some treatment. My hip joint was so stiff so it was difficult for me to play golf and ride on motor bike, climb the stairs. After taking several treatment in Pain Away Clinic my condition got better.
I can recommend Pain Away Clinic.
With over 15 years of combined experience treating Back Pain and providing Pain Relief in Bangkok, we here at Pain Away Clinic are your most trusted friends.
Our 94% success rates speak for themselves. You won’t leave unsatisfied with the care we put into our physiotherapy and pain treatments.
All of the treatments we practice are 100% derived from both medical and alternative forms of health.
Need a Medical Certificate for Insurance?
We’ve got you covered.
(Our doctor is in-house Thu-Mon to provide one)