Knowing what to do about your headaches can be tough. That’s because there are many different types of headaches, and even more possible causes. They can range from a mild, stress-induced headache to excruciating chronic migraines. In addition, some headaches can be a sign of serious medical conditions that need to be dealt with immediately. We can help you make sense of it all. With our knowledgeable professionals and advanced diagnostics, we can uncover the root cause of your headaches and solve the problem at its source.

Headaches can significantly impact your quality of life, ranging from mild stress-induced headaches to chronic migraines. At Activa Clinics, our knowledgeable professionals and advanced diagnostics can help you understand and address the root cause of your headaches, providing effective solutions.

Common Symptoms:

We have experience assisting patients with various types of headaches, addressing symptoms such as:

  • Aching pain on both sides of your head
  • Pain on just one side of your head
  • Sharp or burning pain
  • Pain around or behind your eye
  • Pain spreading to or from your neck
  • The feeling of a tight band around your head
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive tearing

Note: Seek immediate medical attention for thunderclap headaches, characterized by sudden, severe onset, reaching full intensity within 60 seconds, and lasting at least 5 minutes, as they may indicate issues with brain blood vessels.

Causes of Headaches:

Headaches are categorized into primary and secondary types based on their causes. Primary headaches arise from issues in head or neck muscles, nerves, or brain chemical activity, while secondary headaches result from underlying medical conditions.

Possible causes for primary headaches:

  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Skipped meals
  • Poor posture

Possible causes for secondary headaches:

  • Glaucoma
  • Influenza
  • Sinus infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Panic attacks
  • Meningitis
  • Concussion
  • Brain tumor

Diagnosing Your Headaches:

Activa Clinics excels in uncovering the underlying causes of pain. Our process begins with a comprehensive discussion about your history, symptoms, and treatment goals. A thorough examination follows, and advanced imaging tools, such as MRI, CT scans, and brain spec scans, may be used to pinpoint the source of your headaches. Once identified, a customized treatment plan is created.

How Activa Can Help You:

We offer diverse treatments to alleviate headaches and prevent their recurrence, including:

  • Massage therapy to address muscle and nerve issues triggering headaches.
  • Mental health counseling and therapy to manage headache-related issues like depression, anxiety, and stress coping.
  • Physiotherapy providing stretching and exercise programs to relieve stress on headache-causing nerves and muscles.
  • Chiropractic and orthotics to correct posture and movement problems contributing to headaches.
  • Acupuncture to treat headache trigger points, offer rapid relief, and enhance overall health.

Our range of therapies allows us to tailor a treatment plan specific to your unique headache issues, offering relief and improving your overall well-being. Regardless of the headache type, we are equipped to assist you effectively.

Call Us Today

With our expertise, advanced diagnostics, and wide range of treatment options, we can get to the root of your headaches and cure them for good. Give us a call or take a look at our Services to learn more about how we can help.

Cost and Coverage

Like many of our services, our physiotherapy treatments are often covered through employer, auto, or disability insurance. So treatments can be available at little or no cost to you. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.