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Average ER Wait Times

Chippenham Hospital

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Chippenham Pediatric Emergency Room

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Hanover Emergency Center

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Henrico Doctors' Hospital

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John Randolph Medical Center

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Johnston-Willis Hospital

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Parham Doctors' Hospital

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

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Swift Creek Emergency Center

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West Creek Emergency Center

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Treatments for Headache

Treatment aims to reduce the frequency of headaches and help relieve the pain.

The treatment and management of headache mainly involves lifestyle changes and medications. Those with cluster or chronic sinus headaches may be candidates for surgery.

Headache treatments may include:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary treatmentsOther

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2015 -
  • Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
  • Headache—frequently asked questions. National Headache Foundation website. Available at: http://www.headaches.org/headache-faq. Accessed November 7, 2012.

  • NINDS headache information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/headache/headache.htm. Updated September 2012. Accessed November 7, 2012.

  • International classification of headache disorders. 2nd ed. Cephalalgia. 2004:24(suppl):1-160.

  • International classification of headache disorders. 2nd ed. (1st revision.) Cephalalgia. 2005;25:460-465.