Conditions We Treat – Headache

Oak Brook Medical Group

Headache Treatment in Oak Brook, IL

Are you suffering from chronic headaches that interfere with your daily activities? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to find relief, but nothing seems to work? You’re not alone – over 35 million people in the U.S. experience migraines. If you are seeking headache treatment, our headache specialists at Oak Brook Medical Group will address the root cause of your throbbing pain and use proven treatment methods for relieving symptoms. Book an appointment online at Oak Brook Medical Group today to get started.

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Headaches result from swelling or tightening of the muscles and blood vessels around your head, face, or neck area. They can be classified as either primary or secondary. Primary headaches, such as migraines, are caused by changes in the head’s nerves, chemicals, or blood vessels. Secondary headaches usually result from underlying headache disorders, such as sinus infections, head injuries, vascular disorders, or tumors.

Why Do I Get Headaches?

A significant proportion of adults between the ages of 18 and 65 experience headaches at least once a year, with many individuals experiencing them more frequently. The causes of headaches can include:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • Sinus problems
  • Sleep issues
  • Dehydration
  • Hyperthermia/heat exhaustion
  • Caffeine withdrawal

How Will Headache Treatment Make the Pain Stop?

When you have a minor headache, you can usually ease the pain with an over-the-counter analgesic, plenty of water, and some rest and relaxation. If the pain persists, a headache treatment by a medical professional can diagnose the source of the pain and then use a variety of treatments to get you back in shape.

How Can a Headache Specialist Help?

Every patient is unique and each headache requires a distinct approach to treatment. Surprisingly, the root cause of a headache may stem from a different area of the body rather than the head.

A headache specialist from Oak Brook Medical Group has a range of treatment methods at their disposal to help alleviate your severe head pain. Some of these methods include:

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold laser
  • TENS
  • Decompression
  • Vibration plates
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure

How Can I Prevent Headaches?

A monthly massage therapy session followed by a chiropractic adjustment is an excellent way to ward off headaches. Between visits, you can help to prevent headaches by:

  • Practicing stress relief like meditation or exercise
  • Getting adequate quality sleep
  • Drinking plenty of water and maintaining electrolyte levels
  • Taking breaks when you start to get overheated
  • Monitoring your caffeine intake

Contact Oak Brook

If you’re ready to take control of your headache pain, visit the experts at Oak Brook Medical Group. Our chiropractors and massage therapists will take the time to get to know you and discover the root cause of your extremely painful headache. Get headache relief today by contacting us for an appointment. Also, check out the fabulous feedback from our clients.

Headaches Q & A

Why do I get headaches?

Those who suffer from frequent headaches probably wonder why they get headaches so often. Frequent headaches are actually quite common, as they can be caused by a number of conditions. Anxiety, stress, lifestyle choices, sinus issues, sleep disorders, and even strenuous exercise can all cause headaches. The list of causes goes on and on.

How can I make them stop?

Over-the-counter headache medication, sleep, and drinking a glass of water can aid in the ridding of your headache, but sometimes these tricks just aren’t enough. Day in and day out, headaches can happen and debilitate you, ruining your productivity and your overall mood. If you are looking for a more effective solution to getting rid of your headaches, then you need to see a medical professional who can help.

How can going to a chiropractor help relieve my headache pain?

When you visit the medical professionals at Oak Brook Medical Group, you will find that they have a number of treatment plans at their disposal which can help you find ways to deal with your headaches. If your headaches stem from stress, for instance, perhaps acupuncture or massage therapy can help you find relief. Your chiropractor will evaluate your lifestyle and possible headache causes from a holistic standpoint, so that you may come up with a solution together.

How can I prevent them?

Depending on the root cause of your frequent headaches, there are a number of things you can do to prevent getting headaches. For example, you can watch your caffeine intake, consume more water, get plenty of rest, meditate to reduce stress, so on and so forth. Maintaining good posture throughout the day, keeping off excessive weight, and making sure you eat a healthy diet can all aid in preventing headaches from occurring.

What are the most common types of headaches?

The most common headaches are tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches. They each have a different headache severity.

  • A tension headache is the most common type. These are usually caused by stress, anxiety, or muscle tension in the head and neck area.
  • A migraine headache is intense and can last for hours or days. They may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
  • A cluster headache is a type of headache that comes in cycles. These headaches cause severe pain on one side of the head, usually around the eyes.

What is the difference between acute and chronic headaches?

Acute headaches (trigger headaches) are usually caused by a sudden trigger and can last a few minutes to hours. On the other hand, a chronic daily headache occurs 15 or more days per month for three months or longer.

To treat chronic headaches, you may need to take a holistic approach that involves lifestyle changes and other treatment methods. Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may lead to medication overuse headache (MOH), which can eventually become chronic.

It is essential to get assistance from a headache specialist at Oak Brook Medical Group, who can help you find the best chronic or acute treatment option.

When should I seek medical attention for my headaches?

You should seek medical attention for your severe headache, including migraine headaches, if they are sudden or accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, vomiting, or neurological symptoms. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, it is also a sign you may want to book an appointment with your local chiropractor.

Are there any natural remedies for headaches?

Some natural remedies for treating headaches include using essential oils like peppermint or lavender, applying heat or cold to the affected area, practicing relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation, and staying hydrated.

What Are The Headache Symptoms?

Headaches can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Pain in the head or neck area
  • Tightness or pressure around the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Throbbing or pulsing sensation in the head
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Blurred vision

Services we Offer

Physical Therapy

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Massage Therapy

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Trigger Point Injection

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