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  • Do you have more time each month with a headache versus without?
  • Have you had chiropractic, massage or other neck treatment such as Botox or steroid injections that temporarily helps but your pain returns?
  • Do you wake up with a headache?
  • Do you have ear pain or pressure?
  • Do you ever have pain behind the eye or occasional blurred vision?
  • Do you manipulate your neck regularly or stretch your neck and shoulders daily?
  • Are you tired of taking medication for your headache pain?
  • Do you have pain at the base of your skull or in the temples?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions it is likely
The Headache Center can help!

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Why we do what we do

Why does the Headache Center exist? This started as a personal journey. Suffering with headaches Joel experienced first hand what life looks with headache pain. Through further study that has now expanded the entire globe for more than two decades we have a deeper understanding of headache pain and its causes. During this time we have heard stories of chronic pain. So many had spent time and money on trying to get an answer. The experience of the last 25 years has shown us that headache pain can be treated in a lot of cases. A broad assessment, looking at various systems, is our approach in determining the cause of your headache pain. The Headache Center is for those that have persistent headaches that return despite the treatment that they have received in the past. This is for those that are tired of taking medication. The Headache Center is for those that have lost hope and are seeking a non-medication approach to treating headache pain and getting rid of it once and for all.

What can be done?

This is all about treatment options. These become very clear when the cause is understood. The most common treatment is through targeted manual, hands on techniques to the neck. This may also include a recommendation to another professional such as your dentist, family practice physician or neurologist. In our experience these referrals have already occurred and if your symptoms continue an underlying cause is more likely. Once we understand where your headaches are coming from there is usually a treatment.

What can I do?

The final step in recovery is related to our behaviors and outside influences that might be affecting headache pain. This is where we look at your posture and changes that can be made. Sleeping posture, pillow type and mattress can be discussed. Stress and clenching are a big factor in causing tension in the head and neck and looking at ways to reduce these effects can help reduce the chance of a relapse. Looking at what foods can increase inflammation and how to return to activity without pain is part of this journey. This step is about prevention and in some cases maintaining a level of function and lifestyle.
Resources

1. Is there an alternative to neck manipulation? 

is there an alternative to neck manipulationIs neck manipulation safe? Complications or injury are not common. Mobilization techniques are identical to thrust manipulation techniques just slow and gentle. 
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2. Headache Massage

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Here are two muscles that are common with headaches, the temporalis and the superior oblique. This video shows how to massage these muscles to reduce tension and headache pain.

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3. Zero Gravity Chair HC

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Here is a demonstration of a zero Gravity Chair and how it helps relieve pressure on the spine.

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4. How to pick a pillow HC

how to pick a pillow hcOne of the biggest questions we get is which pillow is the best for me. The idea is to find a pillow that fits your sleeping position, mattress and your body type. 

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What causes ear pressure?

Ear Pressure and Headaches

Ocular Migraines

Headaches and the Neck

Testing for Vertigo

Blog Posts

How to End Migraines, review of Mark Hyman MD post How to End Migraines, review of Mark Hyman MD post

Mark Hyman MD is a well published medical doctor with a post by the same title that was shared by a client. Sadly, there is no quick fix to 'end migraines' but what we do learn from Dr. Hyman is that headaches or migraines can be multi-faceted, requiring a broad perspective, a team approach, and taking to the time to listen to our clients and try to answer the question 'why'?

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Testing for blurred or double vision for headaches Testing for blurred or double vision for headaches

Vision changes with headaches are very common. An eye muscle, the superior oblique, is commonly associated with headache pain and can contribute to neck tension. Optometry evaluations are typically normal or unchanged. Symptoms to look for: eye strain, pain behind the eye, blurred or double vision, eye fatigue and even some balance issues. Also common are depth perception and driving issues as well as difficulty with grocery stores. These tests can be positive following a head injury, post-concussive syndrome diagnosis, whiplash, or with headaches.

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Blurred or double vision and headaches Blurred or double vision and headaches

Vision changes with headaches are very common. There are tests that can be done to determine if there is a vision issue and eye muscle trigger points. An eye muscle, the superior oblique, is commonly associated with headache pain and can contribute to neck tension. There are symptoms of eye strain, pain behind the eye, blurred or double vision, eye fatigue and even some balance issues. Depth perception and driving issues as well as difficulty with grocery stores are also very common. If you have had a head injury, post-concussive syndrome diagnosis, whiplash, or suffer from headaches this post will help you understand how your eyes play a role.

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3 Tips for a BETTER morning 3 Tips for a BETTER morning

Waking up can sometimes be tough. Feeling tired and dragging yourself out of bed? Here are some things to consider to have a better morning.

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Sinus pain, infection or pain referral? Sinus pain, infection or pain referral?

Sinus pain that persists may be coming from the neck. Here are two cases with sinus pressure and pain. Antibiotics did not resolve their symptoms. Cone beam CT is a lower radiation imaging technology that was used to assist with the diagnosis.

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Sinus pain? How do you know you have a sinus infection? Sinus pain? How do you know you have a sinus infection?

Sinus pain and pressure that does not respond to antibiotics may have a cause that has nothing to do with your sinuses. Yes, thats right! Sinus pain that is not an infection or disease? Here is a test that can help us determine if there is an infection or if it is something else.

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Hoarse Voice Hoarse Voice

Through BETTER we are connecting the medical and dental professions by sharing our passion and expertise. This post is related to diagnosing a hoarseness or loss of voice. Go deeper, get better.

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Dry needling and headaches Dry needling and headaches

Dry needling for headache pain can be very effective in reducing muscle tension to the neck and base of the skull. While this does not deal with the underlying problem of why the neck muscles are painful it can be very helpful as a treatment.

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Using a Theracane for neck and shoulder pain Using a Theracane for neck and shoulder pain

This post shows how to use a Theracane for neck and tension between your shoulders. Self massage as well as mobilizing your joints is possible with a Theracane.

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How your eyes are related to headaches and dizziness How your eyes are related to headaches and dizziness

Ever have eye strain and fatigue? Headache pain that feels like this is from your eyes? Here is a video that shows how your eye muscles and nerves can be affected and causing headache pain and even dizziness.

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WHAT WILL MY CARE COST?

Creating an affordable, straight fee for service system has been our desire. Any appointment at The Headache Center is 65 dollars. It doesn’t matter what extra testing we do or any changes we might suggest to your care. The price is the same. A Health Savings Account is a great way to pay for treatment. Imagine doing the things that you pay good money for. What do you enjoy doing? Now imagine doing them without your headache.

 

We are a team of specialists working together to find the root of the issue.
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