Headaches

Total Body Advanced Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Integrative Medicine Clinic located in San Pedro, CA

If you regularly suffer from headaches, know that you aren’t alone. Almost everyone experiences a headache at some time during their life, however, chronic or persistent headaches can interfere with your work or ability to enjoy spending time with others. At Total Body Advanced Medicine in San Pedro, California, the pain management specialists regularly diagnose and treat a variety of different headaches, including chronic migraines. To request your consultation, call or use the online booking tool today.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headache is an umbrella term used to describe any pain that affects your head. Headaches vary in severity and symptoms. For example, a headache can occur on one or both sides of your head and the pain can be sharp and stabbing or dull and throbbing. 

Are there different types of headaches?

There are over 10 different types of headaches, but headaches, in general, are typically split into two separate categories:

Primary headaches

Primary headaches develop as a result of issues affecting the pain-sensitive structures in your head like the nerves and blood vessels surrounding your skull or the muscles and ligaments in your shoulders and neck. 

Secondary headaches

Secondary headaches develop as a result of another underlying health problem that activates pain-sensitive nerves in your head. Some of the most common causes of secondary headaches include concussions, aneurysm, dehydration, and run-of-the-mill hangovers.

What are the most common headaches?

Almost everyone is familiar with migraine and tension headaches, but there are others, too. The team at Total Body Advanced Medicine regularly diagnoses and treats cluster headaches, hormone headaches, exertion headaches, hypertension headaches, and more.

When should I see a physician regarding headaches?

In most cases, you can treat a headache with conservative measures of care including rest, drinking plenty of water, and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 

However, if your symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, or they’re interfering with your quality of life, you’ll want to contact the team at Total Body Advanced Medicine.

How does chiropractic care treat headaches?

Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive alternative treatment that uses careful musculoskeletal manipulation to ease pain and improve well-being. 

In addition, multiple clinical studies have found a link between regular chiropractic care and improved outcomes for acute and chronic neck pain as well as migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

Chiropractic care can ease your headaches and improve your quality of life. Request your appointment at Total Body Advanced Medicine today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.