Headache & Migraine Treatment

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center -  - Integrated Medical Clinic

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florham Park, NJ

Everyone suffers from a headache at some point in their lives but for the millions of Americans who deal with headaches and migraines on a regular basis, it can be frustrating and debilitating. When you want to avoid prescription medications and find a more natural long-term solution to your headache symptoms, the experienced integrative medical team at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center offers a variety of natural treatments and technologies that treat the source of your headache and migraine pain and provide immediate relief. To learn more, call the Florham Park, New Jersey, office or request an appointment online.

Headache & Migraine Treatment Q & A

Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center

What Causes Headaches?

There are numerous reasons you could have a headache, but if you experience them on a regular basis, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. The integrative team of doctors at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center evaluates your symptoms so they can get to the root cause of your headaches and provide effective, long-term solutions.

Your headaches may be the result of any of the following circumstances or conditions.

  • Structural problems in your head, neck, or spine
  • Problems with your blood vessels, muscles, or nerves
  • A concussion or another type of injury to your head or neck
  • Underlying illness or medical condition
  • Overuse of pain medications
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol use

 

The multidisciplinary team of medical and alternative medicine professionals works together to determine the primary cause of your recurring headaches and take a whole-person approach to treatment.

What Causes Migraines?

Migraines are a neurological condition that often comes with incapacitating symptoms such as nausea, extreme head pain, and sensitivity to light. When some type of trigger activates part of your brain, it leads to the release of pain-producing inflammatory substances around the nerves and blood vessels in your head. For many adults, especially women, migraines are a recurrent, lifelong, debilitating condition.

Common migraine triggers include:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Shoulder and neck tension or poor posture
  • Low blood sugar
  • Physical overexertion
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy
  • Dehydration
  • Medications
  • Strong smells

 

Triggers are different for each migraine sufferer. Your doctors help you realize any contributing factors in your diet or environment so you make lifestyle changes, if necessary. Additionally, if your migraines are worsened by structural problems in your neck and shoulders, they may recommend a therapeutic approach as well.

What Natural Treatments are Available for Headaches and Migraines?

The team at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center combine the latest technology with alternative therapies to provide immediate relief from headaches and migraines. Depending on the underlying causes of your head pain and other symptoms, your individual treatment plan may include any of the following natural, highly effective therapies:

  • The SphenoCath® minimally invasive procedure to target nerve tissue for immediate pain relief and to prevent future headache pain
  • Chiropractic care involving manual spinal manipulation
  • Acupuncture to prompt the body to release endorphins
  • Physical therapy to restore function to an injured area
  • Deep tissue class IV laser to increase circulation and regenerate cells for healing
  • Spinal decompression therapy to address problems within the discs in your neck

 

When it comes to migraines and headaches, as with all other health issues, the team’s philosophy is to work closely with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on restoring your total health and wellness and eliminate headache and migraine pain long term.

To get relief from migraines, call Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center today or book an appointment online.