Headaches Specialist

Kyung Cho, MD -  - Board Certified Neurologist

JKC Neurology Medical Group

Kyung Cho, MD

Board Certified Neurologist & Headache Specialist located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

Headaches can take many forms, from the annoyance of a tension headache to the full-blown misery of a severe migraine. If headaches are affecting your life, board-certified neurologist Kyung Cho, MD, of JKC Neurology Medical Group can help. At their practice in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Cho and his team use state-of-the-art diagnostics to help find the cause of your headaches and cutting-edge treatments to relieve your pain. Call JKC Neurology Medical Group today or schedule a consultation online.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

A headache is any type of pain or discomfort in your skull. There are two categories of headaches:

Primary headaches

Primary headaches are those that arise from a problem with the nerves, muscles, or blood vessels within your head or neck.

Secondary headaches

Secondary headaches result from an injury or disease, for example, a concussion from banging your head or the effects of a sinus infection.

Most everyday headaches aren't serious, although they can be uncomfortable. Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers are usually all you need for these types of headaches. However, some headaches require additional investigation and treatment.

What types of headaches are there?

In all, there are more than 150 types of headaches. Some of the more common headaches are:

Tension headaches

Tension is the most frequent cause of headaches. Stress and anxiety cause the muscles in your neck and head, and often shoulders, to tense up. The result is a dull aching that spreads around your head and down your neck.

Migraine headaches

In addition to blinding pain across your head, migraine headaches cause a range of other symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and sensitivity to light, sound, and touch. Migraine headaches often last for days, and many people have them repeatedly.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headache pain is sharp and burning and can last from 15 minutes to three hours. Cluster headaches strike suddenly, and you may have them multiple times each day for several weeks or months.

Trigeminal neuralgia

This type of headache is due to a fault in one of the main nerves in your face. It can cause excruciating pain that may come and go in short bursts.

How are headaches treated?

Treatment for your headaches depends to some extent on the cause. For instance, a dehydration headache is best treated by rehydrating your body, while a sinus headache might require a course of antibiotics to treat any infection.

You can reduce the number and severity of tension headaches by finding ways to lower your stress levels. Relaxation, meditation, physical therapy, and other methods help prevent the muscle tension responsible for your pain.

The experts at JKC Neurology Medical Group can help you make changes to your daily habits to reduce your risk of disabling migraines. They can identify triggers for your migraines and advise you on a healthy lifestyle to improve circulation, nerve health, and nutrition.

If you experience frequent and severe migraines, you might benefit from having Botox® injections. Nerve blocks can be useful for disrupting pain signals if you have trigeminal neuralgia.

To find the most effective treatment for your headaches, call JKC Neurology Medical Group today or book an appointment online.

General and Specialty Neurology Clinical Programs

JKC Headache and Migraine Clinic

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Epilepsy

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fellowship in UCLA/VA for epilepsy/neurophysiology

 

Dementia Clinic

Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Services available for:
Home Care
Hospice Care

 

General Neurology Clinic

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM