Headaches & Migraines

Relief For Chronic Headaches

We’ve all been there before: you’re trying to get some work done, or your grocery shopping, or spending time with friends. All of a sudden, the pain hits! Did you know that approximately 80-90% of people across the U.S. experience occasional or chronic recurring headaches? You are not alone. In fact, headaches are the third most commonly reported source of pain worldwide.

In our experience, the source of headaches is the neck (cervicogenic headaches). This means that having poor posture, experiencing a lot of stress, and other factors can contribute to weakness, strain, and injury to the neck muscles and joints. This pain can radiate up into the head, jaw, eyes, and face.

Most of the time, our first instinct is to take some form of pain-relieving medication. Professional treatment isn’t normally someone’s first thought when they have a headache. But because the neck is so often the source of all or part of head & facial pain, our natural, holistic approach to the cervical spine is extremely effective.

Over the counter medication and prescription drugs can help to relieve pain in the short-term, but if you are constantly suffering from headaches or migraines, these kinds of drugs will not get to the source of your pain or can not provide you with the same long-term effects that The AMERICAN HEADACHE INSTITUTE can.

If you live in or near Rochester Hills, MI area and suffer from headaches, migraines, TMJ or facial pain, don’t hesitate to contact The American Headache Institute. Whether they are acute and temporary or constant and chronic, our holistic, drug-free approach can help! Give us a call today at (248) 841-1543 or click here to request your first appointment and put an end to your headaches.

Different Kinds Of Headaches

Did you know that there are actually different types of headaches that all develop from different causes? The three main types of headaches include:

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck. These headaches can develop as a result of certain conditions, such as a concussion, but work-related strain can also trigger a cervicogenic headache. People who work in professions that require a forward-bending motion of the neck or head are most prone. This may include computer programmers, secretaries, dental professionals, bookkeepers, and many other sedentary occupations.

Tension Headaches

These are the most common forms of headache. Tension headaches can occur due to repetitive motions or poor posture in the neck/head. Tension headaches happen due to the strain on the cervical tissue. This strain can cause muscle spasm and tension headache.

Musculoskeletal Headaches

Musculoskeletal headaches occur when there is significant tension in the neck. This is typically a result of weaknesses, physical imbalances, or damage, although emotional tension (such as stress) can also be a contributing factor. A traumatic injury to the neck, such as whiplash, is a common cause of musculoskeletal headaches. With neck injuries such as whiplash, the muscles and connective tissues in the neck can become torn or strained. This can lead to agonizing pain radiating into the head and face, as well as in the neck, back, shoulders and arms.

How Will Treatment Benefit Me?

If you are suffering from headaches and looking for long-term relief, contact our Rochester Hills, MI office today. The AMERICAN HEADACHE INSTITUTE, we are dedicated to providing you with the best treatments for your headaches.

At your initial appointment, one of our highly trained team will conduct a thorough assessment of your body, and ask you questions about your pain symptoms and medical history in order to determine what type of headache you are experiencing and the root cause of the pain.

A treatment plan will then be designed specifically for you and your recovery. At The AMERICAN HEADACHE INSTITUTE, we know that no two patients are alike. Rest assured that your treatment plan will be tailored especially for you, customized with the best pain-relieving neck exercises, corrections in posture, and ergonomic modification.

Ready To Kiss Headaches Goodbye?

At The AMERICAN HEADACHE INSTITUTE, our treatments for headaches focus on relieving pain, improving posture and restoring daily function.

Our treatments will decrease your pain and make your day to day life much more enjoyable. What are you waiting for? Relief is just a phone call away!