43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Centers located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Headaches are extremely common, affecting about nine in 10 Americans. At 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York City, a multidisciplinary team of providers, including chiropractors and acupuncturists, offer natural relief from headaches. Call their office, or book an appointment online today, for drug-free alternatives to headache treatment.
What is a headache?
A headache causes pain in any part of your head. The pain may affect one or both sides of your head, be isolated to a specific location, or radiate across your entire scalp. Headaches can range in intensity from a mild ache to severe, disabling pain.
What are the different types of headaches?
The team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation treats various types of headaches, including:
Tension headaches are the most common type. They usually feel like you have a tight band squeezing your entire head. Tension headaches typically last for several minutes and tend to be recurrent. They’re often due to muscle tension in your neck or scalp.
Cluster headaches cause excruciating pain on one side of your head or behind your eye. They can cause teary eyes and a runny nose. This type of headache usually persists for a period of time, known as a cluster, that can last as long as six weeks.
Migraines cause pounding pain that usually affects one side of the head. In addition to a headache, migraines may cause a host of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.
What causes headaches?
The majority of headaches are the tension type, which usually result from tight muscles in your neck or scalp. Other conditions that may lead to a headache include:
- Poor posture
- Stress or anxiety
- Eating certain foods like cured meats
- Environmental stimuli like bright lights
- Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia
- Blood sugar changes
- Excessive exercise
Some headaches are a warning sign of an underlying condition, such as a pinched nerve in your upper back or neck.
What treatments are available for headaches?
Conventional headache treatment usually begins with medication. If you’re looking for a natural, drug-free alternative, the team at 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation can help.
They offer a wide range of integrative treatments to relieve and prevent headaches, including:
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
Every patient is unique, so they thoroughly evaluate your condition and perform a physical exam to determine the best course of treatment for you.
If headaches interfere with your life, call 43rd St. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or book an appointment online today.
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