If you have answered YES to any of these questions it is likely
The Headache Center can help!
We want to answer the question, “What do I have?” Can we reproduce your headache pain? To determine the cause we use a broad approach to assess the many structures that cause pain. We assess the eye muscles and your vision. We assess your spine and the neck and shoulder muscles. We also check your jaw and the muscles of the face, your cranial nerves and nerves of the head. We check your ears and throat as well as your inner ear if you have symptoms of light-headedness or dizziness. Through a detailed evaluation a cause of headache pain can be determined.
1. Is there an alternative to neck manipulation?
Is 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
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.
3. Zero Gravity Chair HC
Here is a demonstration of a zero Gravity Chair and how it helps relieve pressure on the spine.
4. How to pick a pillow HC
One 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.
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'?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.