Headaches are the most common form of pain.

So common, in fact, that many of us accept the pain as a part of life. But you deserve relief, and you can get it.

Headaches and migraines are a major reason why people miss work or school and visit a health care provider. If you are suffering from a headache, visit Pulse-MD Urgent Care for prompt treatment. Our providers are available 7 days a week to help you find the root cause of your head pain and get you back to feeling normal. Find the location nearest you >>

There are many different types of headaches, and their causes and symptoms can vary. Although most are short-lived and rarely a cause for concern, being able to recognize which kind of headache you are experiencing can inform you on how best to treat it and whether to see a doctor. Some of the most common headaches and their symptoms include:


A migraine is a severe, throbbing headache that often occurs on one side of the head. Migraine symptoms include muscle tension, nausea, and vomiting, as well as increased sensitivity to light and sound.

The providers at Pulse-MD Urgent Care can help stop your migraine headache with acute treatment and migraine medication.

Sinus Headaches

A sinus headache causes pain and pressure in the face, as well as congestion, fatigue, and pain in the upper teeth. Many people who assume they have sinusitis are actually experiencing migraines or tension-type headaches. It’s important to discuss your symptoms with a healthcare professional to ensure proper treatment.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache for adults. Sometimes referred to as stress headaches, the pain involved is dull and aching, and can range from mild to moderate. People often describe it as feeling like a tight band around the head. We can help stop a tension headache with either over the counter or prescription medications such as pain-relievers, combination medications, or triptans.

Know when to call 911

While Pulse-MD Urgent Care is able to treat most headaches and migraines, there are times when it’s important to seek emergency help. If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department:

  • Abrupt, severe headache
  • Headache with a fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness, or speaking difficulties