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Headaches and Migraine Relief in New Port Richey

woman with headachePounding pain. A feeling of a tight band around the head. Pain on one side of the head. These are all symptoms of headaches; discomfort can range from mildly bothersome to severely debilitating. A migraine is more than a severe headache. It can cause throbbing, one-sided head pain that can leave sufferers bedridden for days. It’s estimated that one in six Americans suffer from headaches and migraines over a three-month period.

How Do Headaches and Migraines Differ?

Let’s look at some of the primary differences between headaches and migraines. Headaches stem from increased pressure in the skull. This pressure is due to muscles in the neck being so tight that more blood flows into the brain than out of the brain. Unfortunately, headaches peak in different skull areas, depending entirely on the affected musculature.

While headaches are a dull, persistent ache in the skull, migraines are more serious in nature. This is because they result from incorrect rotation of the C2 vertebra. When the C2 vertebra isn’t rotating as it should, it sends a signal to the brain that leads to a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Headache-like pain
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Mood changes

Comprehensive Headache Relief

Headaches and migraines can be significantly debilitating, but our team at Baywest Medical takes a comprehensive approach to provide quick relief. We use X-rays and chiropractic adjustments to identify problem areas and reset your body’s neural pathways. As we have many tools at our disposal, we also may use the following to address headaches and migraines:

  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • At-home stretches

With this multipronged approach, we can start relieving your pain from the first visit, so there’s no need to endure further suffering. Our doctors and team will craft a care plan that addresses your headaches or migraines so you can reclaim your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Headaches are a general term for pain in the head or neck region, while migraines are a specific type of headache characterized by intense throbbing pain, often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances.

How can I prevent headaches and migraines?

While it’s not always possible to prevent headaches and migraines entirely, there are steps individuals can take to reduce their frequency and severity. These may include identifying and avoiding triggers, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, managing stress through relaxation techniques or counseling, staying hydrated, eating regular meals, and practicing good posture and ergonomics.

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Why wait to feel relief? Schedule an appointment today and enjoy life to the fullest!


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