Headaches Specialist

Advanced Medical Center

Integrated Medical Clinic & Chiropractors located in Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

Even a minor headache can make you sluggish all day. So whether your headaches are a sporadic occurrence or debilitating migraines, make an appointment at Advanced Medical Center in Baltimore and Roland Park area. This integrated medical clinic has a team of physicians with extensive backgrounds in resolving headache pain. When you call the office or make your appointment online, you’re taking your first step toward living headache free. Many headache sufferers notice relief shortly after their first appointment.

Headaches Q & A

Why do I have headaches?

Headaches can stem from many issues, so it’s important to find out what’s causing them if your headaches are frequent. It could just be your diet that’s causing your head pain. For example, if you’re dehydrated or consume too much caffeine, you may need to make some adjustments in your fluid intake. Low blood sugar, food preservatives, and alcohol are some other nutritional considerations that can trigger headaches.

Tension headaches tend to come from muscle tension or spasms. Staying in the same position for too long, sleeping incorrectly, poor posture, or straining your neck, all can cause tension headaches. Long-lasting migraine headaches often come from a brain chemical imbalance or nerve issue. The headache experts at Advanced Medical Center help you determine what’s causing your headache and address that issue, rather than only getting rid of the pain symptom alone.

How do I know if I am having a migraine?

Migraine pain can be long lasting, leaving you in excruciating pain for anywhere from several hours to three days. When you have a migraine, you often get pulsating or throbbing pain, which may be on one side of your head. Sometimes pain is on both sides though.

You might be having a migraine if your head pain also leaves you with:

  • Severe sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • An increase in pain with daily activities
  • Extreme sensitivity to smells and odors
  • Vision blurriness
  • Difficulty maintaining your balance
  • Flashes of light in your line of sight

What treatments are best for headaches?

The best treatment for you depends on the cause of your headache. Your headache treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Direct nerve pain blocking medication
  • Prescription medication
  • Cold compresses

Migraine sufferers often struggle with treatment, since typical over-the-counter treatments may not take the edge off your pain. Because migraines can be a medical concern, keep track of your symptoms and talk with your practitioner at Advanced Medical Center. They diagnose and determine the migraine treatment you need.