Headaches and Migraine Headaches
“I feel like I have a vise clamped on my head, squeezing the life out of me.”
“The nausea and vomiting is so bad I can’t move. My family knows not to cook anything or make any noise because it will make things worse.”
“The day after the migraine is almost as bad…my head feels three-times its normal size and I can’t think straight.”
“I’ll see spots or flickers and I know I have about 30 minutes to get home and in bed before my head virtually explodes.”
“My headaches control my life.”
“The pain starts at the base of my skull, then comes up over the top of my head and stabs me behind my eyes.”
Do any of these situations sound familiar? These are actual statements from patients we’ve helped find relief from their migraines and headaches. Our St. Petersburg office provides natural treatment options to eliminate your migraines and headaches.
Migraine headaches and headaches don’t have to control your life!
Migraine and Headache Relief
Many things can cause migraine headaches and headaches, so the first step is always to try to figure out the cause or causes of your migraines or headaches. Our clinical team will take a comprehensive medical history to determine your specific triggers, then put together a customized plan to address the cause(s) of your migraines or headaches.
Migraine and Headache Treatment
Our St. Petersburg clinic offers a variety of state-of-the-art natural treatment options for migraines and headaches. Your personalized treatment plan may include:
Chiropractic Adjustments: If your migraines or headaches are caused by spinal misalignments, nerve irritation, “text neck” and/or muscular imbalances, gentle chiropractic adjustments may be all you need. Highly skilled in traditional manual adjusting methods, as well as low-force and pediatric techniques, our chiropractor can address spinal misalignments, provide custom stretching and strengthening exercises, help you improve your posture, and more.
ProTec Spine “Floating” Traction: Our St. Petersburg office houses one of only two ProTec Spine machines in the state of Florida! For patients who have migraines or headaches caused by compression, nerve irritation, or disc injuries, this seated traction can stretch tight muscles, provide space for cramped discs, and restore comfortable movement. You’re in complete control of the amount of traction so there is less risk of “overdoing” the treatment.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: Heal like the pros do! Our St. Petersburg office has the same laser all the professional football, soccer, and baseball teams have in their locker rooms to protect and treat their multi-million-dollar athletes! The LiteForce FXi laser uses special wavelengths of light to stimulate your own cells to make more energy to heal, repair, and reduce inflammation. For vascular headaches, the soothing warmth of the laser can provide relief in as little as ten minutes!
Functional Medicine: If your headaches are hormonal or due to a deficiency or imbalance, we can use Functional Medicine assessments and treatments to get to the root cause.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): This treatment that involves taking a small amount of your blood from a vein and concentrating its healing elements such as cytokines, growth factors, white blood cells and platelets. Once concentrated, this rich plasma can be injected back into the muscles of the neck to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and reduce migraines and headaches.
Regenerative Medicine (RM) & Regenerative Cellular Therapy (RCT): We obtain younger, healthier mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) cells from an FDA-regulated, multi-state tissue bank and inject them into problem areas. (They ethically source the MSCs from donated and tested umbilical cord tissue.) The vibrant mesenchymal stem cells can regenerate, communicate, and stimulate healing better and faster than our own (older) stem cells. Since they are not invasively harvested from your body, you experience less pain and less down-time!
Exosome Therapy: Exosomes are little packets of bio-active substances that help your own cells communicate, repair, and heal faster. The substances found in exosomes may include growth factors, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, cytokines, and other “building blocks” that will allow your body to heal and repair damaged tissue.
IV Nutrition & Nutritional Consultations: Many types of headaches are caused or exacerbated by inflammation. A common source of inflammation is our diet. Our team will work with you to determine dietary concerns, nutritional deficiencies, and other contributing factors. From there, we can recommend specific foods, supplements, or IV nutrition to get you feeling better, faster.
Causes of Migraines and Headaches
- Car crashes
- Poor Posture (“Text Neck”)
- Lack of Sleep
- Improper Nutrition
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Food Sensitivities
- Jaw Issues
- Temperature Changes
Types of Headaches
There are several types of headaches, and a person can have more than one headache at a time. Here’s a brief summary of the most common headaches we help patients eliminate in our practice:
Migraine Headaches: Migraines classically present with nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and movement sensitivity. Often described as throbbing, they may be preceded by an “aura” – a symptom such as flickering lights in the peripheral vision which indicates the impending migraine.
Tension Headaches: These are probably the most common type of headache, and it can feel like a tightening band around your head. Alternatively, you may feel a tension headache start in the neck and move upward as your muscles tighten.
Allergy Headaches: Also known as sinus headaches, these headaches are found above your eyes, below your eyes, and around the nose and cheekbones because that is where our facial sinuses are located. (The facial sinuses include the frontal, ethmoidal, sphenoidal, and maxillary sinuses.)
Cluster Headaches: More common in men, cluster headaches are typically found around one eye. The pain is intense and can cause the eye to water and become blood shot. Cluster headaches may be brief but sufferers tend to experience several of them within a short time frame.
Our team is committed to helping you determine the root cause of your migraine headaches or headaches. A customized treatment plan is developed to fit your needs and your life. Imagine your life with no headaches…no pain…more energy…more time to enjoy life to its fullest! That is our goal for every patient who comes to us suffering from migraine headaches and headaches.
Our mission is to help as many people as possible live longer, happier, and healthier lives without pain, drugs, or surgery. We invite you to call our office for a free consultation regarding our cutting-edge treatment options for migraine headaches and headache pain in St. Petersburg. We’ve helped many patients in the Greater St. Petersburg area, and we hope you’ll give us a chance to help you.