Headaches And Migraines Specialist

Beneficial Health Medical Center

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Hartville, OH

Headaches and migraines cause many patients to miss work, social activities, and other obligations, but it doesn't have to be that way. Whether your problem is sporadic headaches or daily migraines, Dr. William Knop and the team at Beneficial Health Medical Center in Hartville, Ohio, can help. Their natural and minimally invasive treatments can help you beat headaches and get your life back. Use their online appointment tool, or call for your appointment today.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

What are stress headaches?

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.

What are migraine headaches?

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:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to certain scents
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Severe nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual disturbances such as strobing lights or even partial blindness

What are cluster headaches?

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.

What is the treatment for headaches?

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:

  • Sphenopalatine ganglion spray

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.