Headache Specialist

Headache pain happens to nearly everyone and is a common reason for calling in sick to work. Dr. Sheehan, Dr. Stoessel and their highly skilled team at Pro Rehab Chiropractic identify the underlying cause of your headaches so they can treat them effectively at their five locations in northern Delaware. The team specializes in correcting musculoskeletal conditions that may be causing your headaches and provides noninvasive, natural treatments using the latest rehabilitation technology and proven therapies. If you suffer from headache pain and don’t want to depend on medications, call or book an appointment online.

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Headache Q & A

What causes headaches?

Depending on your overall health, lifestyle, or structural problems in your neck, spine, or jaw, the cause of your headache pain can vary greatly. A wide range of factors may be contributing to your pain, such as:

  • Alcohol-induced hangovers
  • “Brain freeze” from eating something cold
  • Dehydration
  • Glaucoma
  • Flu
  • Stress and tension
  • Overuse of pain medications
  • Muscle and soft tissue (myofascial) tension in your head and neck
  • Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in your jaw
  • Structural issues in your upper spine

Occasional tension headaches are common and not typically cause for concern, but if you suffer from frequent headaches or they have become more severe or debilitating at times, it’s a good idea to seek the care of a musculoskeletal expert, like the ones at Pro Rehab Chiropractic.

How does a chiropractor diagnose headache pain?

At Pro Rehab Chiropractic, the highly skilled chiropractic team determines the underlying cause of your headache pain. Your doctor performs a physical exam to evaluate any signs of stress and tension in your spine, neck, or jaw since temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems are a common cause of headaches.

If you frequently wake up with a headache or have pain in your jaw, neck, or face, TMJ could be the cause. Your provider evaluates your jaw for any signs of muscular tension and stress that could be contributing to your headaches.

Additionally, if you’ve ever been in a car accident or suffered from a sports injury, you may have experienced whiplash. Even if it was years ago, a misaligned cervical spine (neck vertebra) might still be causing post-traumatic headache pain.

How does a chiropractor treat headaches?

Although there’s no universal approach to treating headache pain, addressing and mitigating the underlying causes can help alleviate headaches long term. The doctors at Pro Rehab Chiropractic take a holistic approach to treating pain naturally and effectively. They may suggest that you make dietary or lifestyle changes to help prevent headaches, or prescribe corrective exercises, gentle chiropractic adjustments, or physical therapy based on your specific needs.

You don’t have to live with headaches or wake up with one more often than not. Call one of the five locations to schedule an appointment or use the online booking system.