Headaches make everything harder. No one should have to learn to live with recurring pain or discomfort. Fortunately, Dr. Brian Katz has been helping patients reduce or eliminate severe headaches for nearly four decades. With convenient locations in both East Rockaway and New York City, there’s no need for you to wait. You can start feeling better, and living better, sooner than you think.
Sources of Headaches
Headaches can result from a wide variety of factors and express themselves in many different forms. Some of the most common include:
These often begin with stress at work or home, excessive noise, sleeping poorly, or simply worrying about events in the world around us. Tension in the neck and shoulders creates minor misalignments in our vertebrae, pressing them against the nerves which run through our spinal column. Strained muscles grow inflamed, producing additional pain in the head and neck areas.
Whether sparked by seasonal allergies or the common cold, all that mucus is accompanied by swelling of our sinuses. This creates pressure behind our eyes, forehead, or cheekbones.
These tend to afflict women before and during their periods or any time their hormone levels fluctuate substantially. They’re often experienced as a severe throbbing or extreme sensitivity to light or motion.
Sometimes our bodies perceive pain in places other than its true source. Spinal misalignment, lesions, infections, or even rheumatoid arthritis can trigger pain which expresses itself in the head or neck, often focused strongly on one side.
Sports Injuries or Other Accidents
Any severe impact or sudden twist can damage your body’s ideal alignment and internal systems. From pulled ligaments to concussions, many injuries manifest themselves in ways which include head or neck pain.
Treating Causes, Not Just Symptoms
Dr. Katz will evaluate the specific sources of your pain and discuss treatment options with you. Pain reduction is an important first step, but it’s not the end goal. We want to help you live the fullest, healthiest life possible, not just mask symptoms while allowing the underlying causes to worsen.
Common solutions include therapeutic massage and targeted chiropractic adjustment to reduce inflammation and correct spinal alignment. Sometimes your chiropractor will recommend electrical muscle stimulation, cryotherapy, interferential stimulation, or other safe, non-invasive methods to increase your body’s natural healing processes and reduce recovery time. Every treatment is based on your specific needs and circumstances.
Moving Forward Pain-Free
Dr. Katz and his team would love to begin helping you live a fuller, happier life unhampered by headaches. You can fill out the convenient contact form below, or reach out right now to our East Rockaway office at 516-593-8333 or our New York City location at 516-509-5825.