Omaha, NE, (July 17, 2014) - The change of seasons may be the trigger for cluster headaches among healthcare staffing professionals. Travel nursing jobs leader, Aureus Medical Group, discusses how medical staffing professionals can deal with cluster headaches from season changes.
Experts estimate that almost 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches, a one-sided head pain that is considered one of the most excruciating types of headache, since summer arrived. They generally occur in groups or "clusters," over weeks or months.
According to Dr. Brian Grosberg, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City, people's biological rhythms that are more intrinsically tied to the earth's rotation can lead to the painful headaches.
Sometimes, cluster headaches can be so discomforting that a travel nurse professional may not be able to conduct his or her routine activities. The majority of people who get cluster headaches have one or two cluster periods each year, and summer might be one of them. On average, they last 30 minutes to three hours.
"Cluster headache, also known as 'suicide headache,' is a neurological disorder characterized by severe pain behind or around one's eye," Grosberg stated in a Montefiore news release. "It is one of the most painful conditions a person can experience, even more incapacitating than a migraine."
Cluster headaches typically occur around the eye and are accompanied by symptoms such as eye watering, nasal congestion and swelling around the eye. The pain usually progresses very fast, with the main symptom of severe burning or piercing pain.
Read the full article for advice for people with cluster headaches.
About Aureus Medical Group:
Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.