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, Fall River and Springfield, MA, we can help with your headaches.
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.
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 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 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.
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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, Fall River and Springfield, 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.