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Headache

A Proactive Approach to Headache Treatment

Headaches are as common as scrapes, bruises, and stomachaches. They can be frequent and are often debilitating. In serious cases, these headache attacks or clusters can become serious, such migraines, or they can be a symptom of another problem, as in the case of a sinus infection. A key first step in understanding how to deal with a headache is first identifying what the cause or trigger actually is. At Boston Orthopaedic P.C., serving New Bedford and Fall River, MA, we can help with your headaches.

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Headache Types

Pain in the head not associated with an impact or infection is often lumped together as a headache, but in reality, headaches include a variety of conditions. Tension headaches tend to be a result of muscles in the back, neck, and shoulders getting tight. Sinus headaches are a symptom of a sinus cavity infection. Cluster headaches can hurt far more than others and can last a few minutes or hours. They generally tend to shut a person down. Migraine headaches are severe, can last for days, and produce side effects of light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, visual auras, and body pain.

Treatment Methods

A big issue with headaches tends to be circulation. Impeded blood flow or reduced circulatory capacity oftentimes has an influence on the prevalence of headaches and their severity. Multiple treatment approaches can be taken to help improve circulation as well as reduce inflammation and muscle spasming, which are common problems that reduce blood flow in areas and end up triggering headaches as symptoms.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has been a long-standing treatment used to increase flexibility, mobility, and muscle memory, especially after injuries and soft-tissue damage. The approach can help with changing how someone moves, sits, and is active. That in turn can help increase circulatory ability and decreases the frequency of headaches. Physical therapy is oftentimes combined with other treatments for greater effect.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can address a combination of issues that may stem originally from injuries, age, physical degeneration, or a lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle. All have been known factors in chronic headaches, and chiropractic treatment can help both physical realignment as well as lifestyle changes that improve health and reduce headache frequency. Chiropractic care has been very successful for a broad spectrum of patients and continues to advance.

Additionally, with the help of diagnostic tools such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, additional diagnostic information can be gained. We can refer you elsewhere for these services. These diagnostic tools can be combined in coordination with physical exams to give patients the full picture of what’s happening in their situation.

Start Your Headache Treatment

If you are suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, you don’t have to continue living in pain. At Boston Orthopaedic P.C., serving New Bedford and Fall River, MA, we can help. our professionals offer multi-treatment approaches to help with headaches and migraines. We can use a combination of services to create a treatment plan to eliminate headaches. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today. 

THE BENEFITS OF A CHIROPRACTOR FOR HEADACHES

Most of the time, headaches aren’t symptoms of serious underlying issues, but rather caused by either your lifestyle or problems in other areas of your body. For example, say you aren’t getting enough sleep at night. This can lead to throbbing tension headaches, which may go away by getting more sleep. Other lifestyle issues that may cause headaches include stress, a poor diet, or poor posture. Additionally, headaches may be caused by “trigger” points throughout the body. These points are often in the back, neck, or jaw. Essentially, if something happens to injury these points, it can trigger a headache, even if there isn’t pain at that specific point.

Headaches often aren’t easy to deal with. Thankfully, a chiropractor can help with headaches and neck pain. Chiropractors are trained to be able to determine the origin of your headache. When working with a chiropractor for your headaches, they’ll often ask questions to determine what your lifestyle is like and what sort of pain you’re experiencing. Then, they’ll examine your body to see if there are any trigger points that have been affected. Once they know the origin, they can accurately create a treatment plan to address your headaches. This may include specific chiropractic treatments—such as spinal manipulation—as well as advice on lifestyle changes to help you avoid headaches in the future.

MORE THAN JUST NECK PAIN: WHY YOU MAY NEED A CHIROPRACTOR FOR MIGRAINES

Many individuals suffer from migraines. Migraines involve intense headaches, nausea, and dizziness, which can make it difficult to think and function. Chronic migraine sufferers may struggle to find a solution to their problem. A chiropractor, however, can be the perfect choice to deal with migraines. Much like with standard headaches, a chiropractor can determine the origin of your migraines and provide a treatment plan that’s tailored to you. This way, they can address the source of your migraines and help you feel better.

If you’re looking for a chiropractor for headaches, migraines, neck or shoulder pain, then contact Boston Orthopaedic. With more than 15 years of combined experience, we’re perfectly prepared to help address the source of your problem. We use a variety of treatment options to help you achieve the best possible result. All of our treatments are tailored specifically to you, taking into account both your symptoms and lifestyle. If you live in New Bedford, MA or any of the surrounding areas, then consider giving us a call today.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A CHIROPRACTOR FOR NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN NOW

The team at Boston Orthopaedic strives to provide our patients with expert service to help them achieve and maintain excellent health. We’re available if you need a neck chiropractor in any of the following areas:

  • New Bedford, MA
  • Fairhaven, MA
  • Dartmouth, MA
  • North Dartmouth, MA
  • Acushnet, MA
  • Freetown, MA
  • Lakeville, MA
  • Westport, MA
  • Wareham, MA

Do you need a chiropractor for neck and shoulder pain, migraines, or headaches? Then Boston Orthopaedic is here to help. Call to schedule your same-day appointment today.

Locations

Hours

Fall River

Monday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

New Bedford

Monday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Fall River

Monday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

New Bedford

Monday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed