Headaches and migraines
The causes of headaches and migraines can be complex and vary from person to person. Treating this kind of pain often requires a combination of therapies.
We provide the most advanced pain treatments available, including current procedures, non-opioid medications and multi-specialty treatment plans.
Headache and migraine treatments available
- Acupuncture: Medical acupuncture can be used to treat headache pain. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice.
- BOTOX®treatment: If you have chronic migraine headaches (15 days or more a month, with headaches lasting more than four hours), BOTOX®injections may be a good option to treat your migraines. Pain relief can last around three months.
- Chiropractic care: Chiropractic treatment for headaches may include diversified techniques and active release technique (ART).
- Health psychology: Psychological treatments are an important part of pain management. Understanding and managing the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that accompany the discomfort can help you cope more effectively with your pain and can reduce the intensity of your pain. Pain psychologists focus on teaching you skills such as stress management strategies so you can engage in the activities which are most meaningful to you leading to an improved quality of life.
- Nerve denervation: Many headaches actually originate in the neck area. Arthritis in your neck can also contribute to headaches. In nerve denervation, the doctor burns or freezes the nerve that causes neck pain. This is a procedure that can be repeated about every six months, if needed.
- Medication management: We can work with your primary care provider to help manage pain through medication.
- Mindfulness: If you have chronic headaches or migraines, we will work together with you to develop lifestyle changes that may lead to a reduction in headaches. This might be herbal/natural therapies, stress management and/or dietary changes.
- Nerve blocks: A nerve block is the injection of medication, such as lidocaine, into or near a nerve. This numbs the nerve so it can't be irritated and cause pain. Nerve blocks can be done about every three months if needed.
- Physical therapy (PT): Physical therapists specialize in working with your body's musculoskeletal and nerve systems. They can help evaluate your body's alignment and movement patterns that cause you pain, and design a treatment program for your needs.
- Rolfing and massage are excellent therapies to help with pain control.