Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Hillsboro, OR
At Tuality Physicians, the providers offer effective pain management plans for both headaches and migraines. The doctors and staff at the facility serve Oregon residents living in and around the Hillsboro area.
Headaches & Migraines Q & A
What is the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?
Although both involve pain in the head or face, a headache is short-lived and normally does not cause intense pain. A migraine, however, can be extremely painful and last for several days. Both headaches and migraines can come on suddenly, but the characteristics tend to revolve around intensity and duration. Once a migraine is present, it does not respond well to medication in any form. Headaches, on the other hand, will often respond well to pain medications or other types of treatment. Individuals who have recurring migraines may want to look into a pain management program that addresses their particular triggers and helps to reduce their frequency, duration, and intensity.
What is a Cluster Headache?
A cluster headache is a type of headache that often appears on one side of the head. The duration of the headaches is shorter than normal, but the headaches appear in a series or cluster. They can be excruciatingly painful and lasts for several days, weeks, or months. Cluster headaches are also known to appear in cycles, coming and going over a period of several days or weeks. Doctors will often prescribe oxygen and the use of medications known as triptans to help control the pain of a cluster headache. Triptans can be in pill form or used as a nasal spray. Both act as effective methods and can easily manage this type of pain.
Can Environmental Factors Influence Headache Pain?
Environmental factors can influence headache pain in several ways. Smells, artificial lighting, chemical exposure, and airborne pollutants are all around. Individuals who are prone to headaches or migraines may experience mild pain at various times depending on what is present in their environment. A common chemical that is known to cause headaches is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of carpets, furniture, and even some types of clothing. Spending long hours in close proximity to products that contain it can trigger a headache. The same is true for spending long hours in rooms filled with artificial light or staring at computer screens.
Our Insurance Policy:
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. We also accept Oregon workers' comp and auto-related medical claims.
However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Hoffman is an amazing doctor. He really listens and cares for his patients. Whenever you need him, he will be there for you"
"...Dr Mccaffrey is fantastic! From the staff at the front to the medical assistant to him has been nothing but wonderful."
" I have been going to this clinic for 6 years. Excellent doctor bedside manner as well as awesome back office staff"
"I have had a great experience with this office. Dr. Hoffman is very patient and takes time to listen and address my concerns thoroughly. I recommend them!"
"My overall experience with the other doctors and the administrative staff has been equally as positive. I highly recommend Tuality Physicians. "
"The staff is nice at Tuality and Dr. Hoffman is an excellent doctor and an outstanding person"
"Tuality Physicians are skilled and caring practitioners. They have served my family for 12 years, and we couldn't ask for better care."
"Great doctors! Great office! Tuality physicians have been my doctors for 10 years! Very caring knowledgable doctors. Staff is very good at working you in when ill. "