Migraines And Headaches Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

In the United States, 12% of the population suffers from migraines as it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world. If this statistic includes you or you have frequent headaches, the experienced holistic medical team at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles can help. The providers offer trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and additional noninvasive treatments to ease head pain and improve your quality of life. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Migraines and Headaches Q & A

What are headaches and migraines?

Headaches and migraines are similar as both conditions cause aches and pain in your head. Migraines, however, are more severe and are debilitating if left untreated.

Symptoms of head pain include:

  • Aches or pain on one or both sides of your head
  • Radiating pain
  • Sharp pain
  • A throbbing sensation in your head
  • Dull aching in your head

 

Symptoms of migraines are the same as headaches, but the pain is often more severe. When you have a migraine, you may also experience:

  • Seeing an aura
  • Mood changes
  • Seeing bright spots
  • Light sensitivity
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Blurred vision

 

Headaches and migraines might develop right away or gradually over time. Head pain may last less than an hour or more a day. Headaches and migraines are often debilitating if left untreated and can greatly reduce your quality of life.

 

What causes headaches and migraines?

The exact cause of migraines isn’t entirely clear, but common causes of head pain include:

  • Dehydration
  • Overexertion
  • Hormone changes
  • Genetic factors
  • An unbalanced diet
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Skipping meals
  • Stress
  • Some medications
  • Alcohol or caffeine

 

Your provider finds out what’s causing headaches to determine an appropriate treatment plan.

 

How are headaches and migraines treated?

Regardless of whether you have a headache or migraine, alleviating pain in your head improves your quality of life. The medical team at Health Atlast offer the following treatment options:

Trigger point injections

During trigger point injections, your provider can give you a trigger point injection to alleviate painful or tight muscles. You experience pain relief in your head and affected muscles after the injections.

Nerve blocks

To treat headaches using nerve blocks, your provider injects a solution near certain nerves using a tiny needle. The solution they inject may contain long-acting local anesthetic. Pain relief usually occurs within 15 minutes after the injection.

Nutritional counseling

The holistic medical team at Health Atlast offer nutritional counseling to get your diet on track, prevent nutrient deficiencies, and reduce your risk for headaches and migraines caused by poor dietary habits.

Acupuncture

Licensed acupuncturists at Health Atlast insert tiny needles into strategic points within your body to alleviate headaches naturally without medications.

Massage

A licensed massage therapist at Health Atlast massages tight tissue in your back, neck, shoulders, and head to improve circulation and alleviate sore muscles and head pain.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractors at Health Atlast use corrective care and gentle and low-force treatments to improve spinal alignment, strengthen the surrounding tissue, alleviate stress, and improve posture and flexibility. Doing so lowers your risk for and alleviates headaches and migraines.

When you’re ready for holistic pain relief from headaches and migraines, call Health Atlast to book your next appointment or use the online scheduling tool.