Stress headaches, sometimes called tension headaches, are the most commonly occurring type of headache. Stress headaches are often described as feeling like a tight band around the head. The pain may also occur in the neck due to muscle spasms.
Migraine headaches are extremely painful headaches that tend to be concentrated on one side of the head. Patients who have migraine headaches sometimes describe the pain as intense and throbbing, or even as feeling like an ice pick is being driven into your head. In addition to the pain, migraines often cause other difficult symptoms such as:
Cluster headaches occur in groups. They cause very severe pain and are often concentrated on either the left or the right side of the head, around one of the eyes. Cluster headaches tend to happen daily for weeks or even months, and they may occur during certain times of the year.
At Beneficial Health Medical Center, headaches are treated based on several factors. The type of headache, the severity of the symptoms, and the patient's history all play an important role in designing the right treatment plan. Dr. Knop and the entire Beneficial Health Medical Center team will work together to find the right solution for your headache pain. Depending on the individual case, some treatments may include:
Lifestyle counseling can be an important part of headache treatment. Sometimes, small changes like getting more sleep or reducing stress can help with headaches. Certain foods may also need to be eliminated from the diet. For example, chocolate and red wine are foods that tend to trigger migraine headaches in many patients.
Dr. Knop can perform spinal adjustments that can alleviate imbalances that may be contributing to your headaches. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you feel better very quickly, and they can also help reduce the frequency and the duration of your headaches. Other healing methods may also be helpful in dealing with headaches, including physical therapy techniques and therapeutic massage.
Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. Listed on this page are some of insurance companies we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed, or are unsure of your coverage, do not hesitate to call us. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.
"I came to Dr. Knop in mid May 2004 and after a few visits had very good results. Pain was decreased significantly and mobility of my neck and shoulders has improved."
"I have been seeing Dr. Knop now for about 6 or 7 weeks. I am back to my old self. Your staff also deserves a big thumbs up for being so kind and friendly and efficient."
"You have worked on me several times, and I can't believe the difference you have made in my pain. I have and will recommend you to family and friends."
"I have suffered with head, neck and shoulder problems for several years. I feel like a new person. Thank you Dr. Knop for making such a difference."
"Dr. Knop's treatment of stretching, adjustments and therapies has given me great relief. I have a lot more mobility and no longer suffer from severe stiffness and pain."
"I just wanted to take this time to thank you, and let you know how much you have helped me. You actually sat down and explained everything to me."
"After a few short visits I was able to walk again with no pain. I am now looking forward to the return of the quality of life that comes with activity and exercise."
"Dr. Knop has made my life easier, and has allowed me to do things I love to do again."
"I would like to thank you and express my appreciation to you and your staff for the treatments and care I received during my recent bout with back and hip pain."
"He and his entire staff go the extra mile for their patients. He has made me a true believer in chiropractic care. I would recommend him to anyone."
"Your continued care and treatment made it possible for me to continue to work without missing an hour. Thank you for your professional care and relieving my fears."
"Dr. Knop is an exceptionally skilled doctor who is very personable and treats patients individually with great respect. He also has great assistants."