Headache Specialist

Northview Medical

Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Cheyenne, WY

Headache is the most common type of pain, affecting about 90% of people in the United States. The caring medical professionals and chiropractors at Northview Medical treat all types of headaches at their practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. If you suffer from tension, migraine, or cluster headaches, call to book an appointment today.

Headache Q & A

What is a headache?

You’ve probably had a headache at some point in your life. This common condition can range from a dull ache to intense, debilitating pain in the head. Headaches can be frequent, or they may only occur once in a while. Some types of headaches, like migraines, often involve symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.

What are different types of headaches?

The team at Northview Medical treats many types of headaches, including:

Tension headaches

The most common type of headache, tension headaches often feel like there’s a tight band around your head. The pain is usually mild to moderate and lasts about a day or less.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches tend to strike suddenly and usually occur in cyclical patterns (clusters). A cluster period involves frequent attacks of headaches that come and go for several weeks or months.

Migraines

Migraines cause intense, throbbing pain that usually affects one side of your head. Migraine headaches often involve other symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. These episodes usually last a day or longer.

What causes headaches?

Muscle tension in the face, neck, and scalp is a major cause of tension headaches. Other common causes of headaches include:

  • Stress
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Migraine headaches may result from specific triggers, such as certain foods and sensory stimuli like bright lights and strong fragrances.

How are headaches diagnosed and treated?

First, your provider at Northview Medical carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. They may also take blood tests or brain imaging tests like a computerized tomography (CT) scan to check for underlying problems that may be causing your headaches, such as a tumor.

Then, they develop a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your headaches and improve your quality of life. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage therapy
  • Nerve blocks

They also work with you to prevent headaches from recurring in the future. If you suffer from any type of headache, call Northview Medical and book an appointment today for integrative treatment.