• One of the most common sites of pain in the body is the head


A headache describes pain arising from the upper neck or head. This pain does not come from nerves but from tissues and structures surrounding the brain, as the brain does not have nerves that give rise to the sensation of pain. When tissues and structures surrounding the brain become inflamed pain may result. The pain may be sharp, achy, throbbing, mild, or intense.


Headaches are classified based on the source of pain. The three major types of headaches are:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches


  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


A history of your headache will be taken to help determine the type of headache. It is important to describe your headache characteristics and symptoms as completely as possible. Things to note include:

  • When the headaches occurs
  • How often the headaches occur
  • Symptoms that accompany the headache
  • Any triggers

Following a complete history, a physical and neurological exam will be performed
These exams will look for signs and symptoms of a condition or illness that may be the cause of your headache.


A headache may be the symptom of another disease or condition but for some there is no clear cause. A few conditions associated with headaches include:

  • Concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Ear Infection
  • Glaucoma
  • Meningitis
  • Stress


  • Relaxation techniques
  • Over the counter pain medications
  • Prescription pain medications
  • Hot or cold compress
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This is my first review that I have written, but I really wanted to help those of you seeking a skilled, compassionate and professional pain management practice. I highly recommend Pinnacle Pain and Spine to anyone seeking pain treatment in this area. I have been to 3 other pain management Dr's in the past and none of them have given me the type of relief that I get from Dr Crook's treatment. He actually listens to my symptoms and reviews my past history. This has helped him to formulate a treatment plan that gives me the most benefit. His compassion and "down to earth" attitude also makes Dr. Crooks very approachable. He answers my questions in a way that I actually understand. As a result, I always have a clear understanding of my treatment plan and feel confident in his ability. I also trust that Dr. Crooks has my best interests and health in mind when he makes recommendations. His staff is also wonderful, they are very professional and friendly. They always attempt to accommodate my schedule, which is so helpful to a working mom. I truly hope that if you are reading this and are in need of pain relief that you meet with Dr. Crooks. I know that Dr. Crooks and his staff will do everything they can to help their patients reduce their level of pain and improve their quality of life.


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As to efficacy and skill, Dr. Crooks is your coup de grace, the mother lode, and what every physician should aspire to. In other words, without any serious hyperbole, he is the real deal and the embodiment of almost every patients hope, because when he looks at something for the very first time, he really sees it with an unsorted lens (baby eyes): free from any preconceived notions. Furthermore, he’s mature and has this unique and uncanny ability to drill down to the root cause of your malaise…making each and every moment with him an expansive rewarding experience in and of itself.


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