Diagnoses is the key when it comes to treatment plan.
Causes & Symptoms
Headaches are the most common physical complaint for which people seek medical assistance. The most common is the tension headache with mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head. The most severe type of headache is the migraine, which can be debilitating and impact your quality of life.
Migraines are typically caused by either inflammation of blood vessels in the head or irritation of the trigeminal nerve (the largest of the cranial nerves). This irritation or inflammation causes:
- Throbbing sensation in the head and temples
- Excruciating pain and pressure around the skull
- Intolerance to sound and bright light
- Dizziness and vomiting
- Decreased pain threshold, so even normal stimuli may cause pain
How PRI Can Help
Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. The team at PRI will uncover the source of your head pain through a detailed review of your clinical history and perform a thorough physical examination. We will then devise a safe and dependable treatment plan that may encompass one or more of the following therapies.
Chiropractic: headaches and migraines are among the most common reasons for seeking chiropractic care. Sufferers often experience immediate relief when visiting a chiropractor while experiencing symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to be equally or more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of symptoms, and is significantly safer than NSAIDs (Aspirin, ibuprofen and Tylenol).
Acupuncture: treatments can reduce chronic pain in the neck and shoulders associated with headaches and the effects can last for months.
Massage: highly effective in relieving muscle tension causing headaches and in reducing tight muscles in the back of the head, neck and shoulders.