Virtually everyone has a headache at some point in their lives, but for many men and women, the headaches go beyond an occasional minor annoyance and become a seriously debilitating issue. If you’re tired of taking medication that offers only a quick fix at best, Tom Brett, DC, and the NuVive Medical team in Branson, Missouri, offer a better solution. Book your appointment online or by phone now.
The three main kinds of headaches are tension, migraine, and cluster headaches.
Tension headaches are the most common kind of headache. Often, sufferers describe tension headaches as feeling like a band that's constricting their head. You may also have neck and shoulder muscle spasms, leading to pain in those areas as well.
Migraine headaches usually affect only one side of your head. They often cause a pulsing, intense pain that can be so strong that it's disabling. Some migraine sufferers also have accompanying symptoms like light, scent, or sound sensitivity, nausea, or temporary visual disturbances like blind spots.
Cluster headaches are very painful headaches that focus around one of your eyes. They happen in a pattern, usually occurring every day for weeks or months at a time. Cluster headaches may be seasonal.
No matter what type of headache you have or experience often, the NuVive Medical team has the natural solutions that can help.
There are many different possible headache triggers. Some common triggers include:
An underlying medical condition like high blood pressure may also trigger your headache.
The team at NuVive Medical takes an integrative approach to headache treatment. The whole NuVive Medical team works together to diagnose your headache type, identify contributing factors, and customize a treatment plan to give you relief.
Headache treatment often includes chiropractic adjustments that balance your spine and relieve nervous system stress to prevent pain.
Rehabilitation therapy can also help with headaches. For example, you may learn exercises that can help alleviate muscle and joint irritation, which may help reduce headache frequency and duration.
Alternative therapies like regenerative medicine may also be an option your provider discusses with you depending on the severity of your headaches and the root cause.
Your NuVive Medical care provider can also help you make specific lifestyle changes, such as a healthier diet to reduce your headaches.
With a team of pain management specialists on your side, you can beat headaches now and in the future. Use the online scheduler or call the NuVive Medical office to book your appointment for headache relief now.