Headaches & Migraines

Treatments for Pain, Prevention & Overall Wellness

All of us suffer from headaches or migraines at some point in our life.

And when you have either one, the pain can be debilitating. Wishing or hoping they will just go away is never a good plan and medicine can only do so much. There are many root causes of headaches and migraines and you can find out more about them below.

At IPM, we will provide immediate treatment for headaches and migraines through physical therapy exercises and manipulation.

Please don’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment at any of our four office locations. We can help get rid of the pain from headaches or migraines through the best combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, therapeutic massage and/or acupuncture treatment options available.

TYPES OF HEADACHES & MIGRAINES

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are caused by referred neck pain. The pain from this type of headache is usually felt at the back of the head, in the temples, and/or behind the eyes. A cervicogenic headache may be mistaken for migraines or cluster headaches.

Cervicogenic headache (CGH) occurs when pain is referred from a specific source in the neck up to the head. This pain is commonly a steady ache or dull feeling, but sometimes the pain intensity can worsen. CGH symptoms are usually side-locked, which means they occur on one side of the neck, head, and/or face.

Migraine Headaches

A migraine is much more than a bad headache. This neurological disease can cause debilitating throbbing pain that can leave you in bed for days! Movement, light, sound and other triggers may cause symptoms like pain, tiredness, nausea, visual disturbances, numbness and tingling, irritability, difficulty speaking, temporary loss of vision and many more.

Stress Headaches

Approximately three-quarters of all headaches are tension headaches, also called stress headaches. These create a dull soreness around the temples and behind the eyes on one side or both. Tension headaches can cause discomfort from your lower jaw to the top of your head. These and other tension headache symptoms often result from excessively tight neck and upper back muscles, which may lock or spasm. Suffering from misaligned posture or holding your neck and back in a fixed position (for example, at a desk at work) can exacerbate or bring about tension headaches.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Stress and muscle tension are often factors in these headaches. Tension headaches typically don’t cause nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. They do cause a steady ache, rather than a throbbing one, and tend to affect both sides of the head. Stress and bad posture can cause tension headaches. 

Are these head conditions covered by insurance?

In most cases, help for headaches & migraines are covered by insurance. And to make sure, we verify your coverage with your insurance company before any treatment begins. That way, if it isn’t 100%, we can let you know how much of your plan is covered right from the start.

We are in-network with most PPO/POS plans (BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna and more), as well as some HMO plans, and Medicare. We also accept worker’s compensation and personal injury cases. Individualized payment plans are available to those without insurance coverage. We offer flexible payment options and are transparent about all costs. Find out more.

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Our 360 Degree Approach

Our approach at IPM is unique. By identifying all aspects of a headache, migrane or an injury, we are able to cater a customized treatment program that not only repairs the injured area, but makes the area stronger and more stable to be able to withstand future injuries. This is the definition of true preventative care!

When it comes time to start your specific treatment care plan, the doctors at IPM have a number of different services to offer, each with their own individual techniques tailored to fit your specific body, pain and goals for recovery.

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How Bad Is Your Headache?

If you are in pain or have any of the conditions listed above, contact us to make a quick, easy appointment. Let us find the right treatment for you.