Headaches Specialist

Riverview Pain and Spine Institute

Dinash Yanamadula, MD, FAAPMR, FAAPM

Pain Management Specialist & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic located in Edgewater, NJ

Headache and migraine pain can be debilitating, making it difficult to even sleep. Dr. Dinash Yanamadula of Riverview Pain & Spain, in Edgewater, New Jersey, manages headache and migraine pain with personalized, often multi-modal approaches for patients throughout the greater Edgewater area.

Headache Q & A

How Prevalent Are Headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common neurological complaints worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Headaches are also among the most frequent reasons for missed days or work and visits to the doctor. The majority of headache sufferers (70%) are women. Up to 20% of children and teens also suffer significant headaches.

What Are the Most Common Types of Headaches?

Headaches are classified by their symptoms. The most common are:

  • Tension headaches, which afflict the largest number of people, and are characterized by a bilateral, pressing or tightening pain.
  • Migraine headaches, which cause an extreme unilateral, throbbing pain, are often accompanied by nausea,  ocular disturbances (called aura), which may include seeing flickering lights, zigzag lines or spots.
  • Migraine headaches, which cause an extreme unilateral, throbbing pain, are often accompanied by nausea,  ocular disturbances (called aura), which may include seeing flickering lights, zigzag lines or spots.

What Causes Headaches?

Headaches occur as a result of nerves in the blood vessels and head muscles transmitting pain signals to the brain. Often, headaches are connected to tension in the neck muscles. But triggers a varied, including anything from foods to insomnia.

What Are Common Causes of Migraines?

Migraines are mainly caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels that lead to and from the brain. This can occur as a result of a neck or back injury or due to chemical responses in the brain that are triggered by one of many different types of stimuli. Bright lights, exposure to certain chemicals, strong odors, or even genetic factors can cause the constriction of the blood vessels. Once a person knows what triggers their particular type of migraine, they can begin to avoid those stimuli. While they may not be able to avoid the migraine altogether, they may be able to reduce its severity as well as its duration.

How Does Dr. Yanamadula Treat Headache Pain?

As with all types of pain, chronic or acute, Dr. Yanamadula offers a highly-personalized treatment approach. Once he has diagnosed the cause of headache pain, he discusses treatment options and outcome expectations available. Dr. Yanamadula is highly experienced in the latest, cutting-edge treatment options and often utilizes a multimodal approach. Treatments frequently used to alleviate headache pain include Botox injections and oral medications, any other treatments?

Major Insurances Accepted

At Riverview Pain and Spine, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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