There are more than 150 different types of headaches, and what they all have in common is that they have a way of overshadowing everything else in your life when they strike. If you suffer from chronic headaches, the good news is that we offer several different approaches to head pain that don’t rely on spot medications.
At Magnolia Medical Center, our interdisciplinary team of health care specialists has extensive experience helping our patients tackle ongoing issues with head pain. Whether you suffer from migraines or tension headaches, we take a holistic approach to the problem for long-term results.
Here’s a look at how we can help prevent head pain from hijacking your life.
Behind the head pain
Most headaches can be classified under one of two categories: primary and secondary. A primary headache is a standalone problem that’s not related to any other condition. A secondary headache is one that develops as a result of another medical issue — for example, a sinus headache that accompanies a cold.
For the purposes of this discussion, we’re going to focus on primary headaches because we usually treat secondary headaches by addressing the underlying problem.
Among the more common primary headaches are:
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Exertional headaches
At our practice, we’ve had considerable success helping our patients tackle the two most common types of head pain — migraines and tension headaches.
Relieving your head pain
As an integrated team of specialists, our goal is to approach head pain from several different angles for best results. There are medications that can temporarily suppress your head pain, but these aren’t terribly effective as a long-term solution.
After performing an extensive evaluation of your head pain, we may recommend one or more of the following:
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Magnetic therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Supplements and nutraceuticals
- Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy
Let’s start with the first treatment on this list — chiropractic care. The aim of this type of care is to realign your musculoskeletal system (starting with your spine) to encourage the free flow of resources throughout your body. Chiropractic care combined with massage therapy also helps to relieve muscle tension, which plays a significant role in head pain.
If you suffer from migraines that are triggered by certain additives in foods, we spend some time on nutrition therapy so that you can avoid the pain in the first place. In fact, preventive care is our goal when it comes to head pain.
These are just a few examples of how we approach head pain, and your treatment depends upon your unique circumstances. Rest assured, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to relieving your head pain.
If you want to take back control of your life by avoiding head pain, please contact our office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, by calling or using the online booking tool to set up an appointment.