Headache Specialist

The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare -  - Regenerative Medicine

The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Metuchen, NJ

Headaches are common, but when they begin to interfere with your normal daily routines, it’s time to take action. At The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare, Kevin Holton, DC, offers treatments that help men and women in Metuchen, New Jersey, find lasting relief from headaches. The process begins with a consultation, which you can book online or over the phone in just moments.

Headache Q & A

What are some common types of headaches?

Headaches are not all the same, and some are far easier to deal with than others.

Tension headaches

The most common type of headaches, tension headaches cause a dull, constant ache on both sides of your head. They often spread to your neck, and can feel like a tight band around your head. 

Rebound headaches

Rebound headaches come from overreliance on medication. They can also bring neck pain, sleep disruption, nasal congestion, and a sense of restlessness. 

Cluster headaches

These headaches cause severe pain on one side of your head, often behind or around your eye. They can cause your eyelid to droop, your nose to run or become stuffy, and redness around the affected eye. 

Migraine

Migraine is a collection of neurological symptoms, one of which includes severe head pain. You might also feel nauseous or have sensitivity to light, sound, or scents. These symptoms can be overwhelming and put a stop to normal daily routines. 

Occasional head pain is normal, but if you suffer from frequent or severe headaches you should schedule a visit at The Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare to explore chiropractic solutions. 

How does chiropractic care help treat headaches?

A growing body of evidence supports the power of chiropractic care to treat headaches. The process begins with a discussion of your health history and symptoms and a thorough exam. X-ray imaging can help determine the cause of headaches. 

There are numerous chiropractic treatments that can relieve head pain and prevent recurring headaches. Manual therapy is one approach and uses hands-on techniques to improve the alignment of your cervical spine. The degree of force used in these treatments is usually less than that associated with adjustments to the lower spine. 

Soft tissue therapy is another great way to treat head pain. Your practitioner uses gentle tissue manipulation techniques to relieve muscle tension and relax the tightness in the ligaments supporting your cervical spine. 

You’ll also learn at-home stretches and exercises you can do to strengthen your neck and relieve head pain. 

What role do lifestyle modifications have in treating headaches?

Making meaningful, sustainable changes to your daily lifestyle habits can go a long way toward reducing headache pain. Your highly skilled chiropractor works with you to determine areas where improvements can be made. 

Some examples include:

  • Maintaining consistent sleep patterns
  • Getting plenty of exercise
  • Improving your diet
  • Reducing stress
  • Identifying and avoiding headache triggers

Learn more about your treatment options during a one-on-one consultation, which you can book online or by phone today.