Headaches & Migraines

About Headaches and Migraines

The term “headache” is a broad term used to describe an array of painful sensations that occur in numerous regions throughout the head. Migraines, in particular, are a severe form of headaches that plague around 13 percent of the U.S. adult population, with many sufferers experiencing chronic migraines (15 or more episodes per month). There are a number of causes for headaches, including underlying conditions, stress and prolonged exposure to loud noise, fatigue or an incorrect eyeglass prescription. Treatment of migraine headaches, or other headache pain, can provide immediate and lasting relief. The most effective treatment approach will ultimately be dependent upon the cause, severity and other specific case factors.

Possible Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines

Aside from the dull, sharp or throbbing pain in your head, your symptoms may vary widely. Migraine sufferers in particular often experience numerous symptoms, including blurred vision, sensitivity to light, nausea, loss of appetite and an inability to concentrate or complete tasks. While these complaints are among the most common, it is not unusual to experience other symptoms, as well.

Diagnosing Headaches and Migraines

Infrequently experienced headaches are often self-diagnosed. However, recurrent headaches will require further evaluation. Your doctor will likely ask a series of questions in relation to your headaches to rule out any underlying illnesses and to determine the cause and type of your headaches. Generally, a doctor can diagnose and determine the cause of your headaches without much medical intervention. In some cases, advanced imaging and other diagnostic tools may be necessary.

Treatment Options

The following are some of the most common and effective treatment options for those who suffer from headaches and migraines. At Total Health & Peak Medical, these treatment options are combined and adapted to customize a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Chiropractic Care

Manual spinal manipulation is effective in treating headaches, including tension headaches with neck pain and migraines.

Acupuncture

The strategic insertion of thin needles prompts the body to release endorphins, which provides immediate pain relief to those seeking treatment of migraine headache pain.

Physical Therapy

Headaches that are associated with an injury may be relieved through physical therapy techniques that restore proper function to the injured area.

Deep Tissue Class IV Laser

This FDA-approved treatment utilizes laser energy to increase circulation and regenerate cells. As a result, pain and inflammation are relieved and the healing process is accelerated.

Spinal Decompression DRX9000C System

Certain conditions associated with the spine are known to cause headaches. Decompressing the spine effectively treats spinal problems while also eliminating headaches and other side effects.

Applied Kinesiology

Applied kinesiology, or muscle-strength testing, focuses on identifying muscle weaknesses that may be signal internal malfunctions. When the weakened muscle is identified, the weakness can be corrected to restore internal function.

Our Difference

Total Health and Peak Medical believe strongly in working closely with patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on restoring total health and wellness, including the effective treatment of migraine headache pain.

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