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It is not “normal” to have headaches! But if you have recurring headaches, they can affect your ability to perform daily activities and reduce your quality of life, making your life miserable.

Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy, and in the worst-case scenario, leave you unable to function. Medication may help in the short term, but when the problem is ongoing or re-occurring, pills are generally not enough. The source of your headaches and migraines is usually structural, and therefore proper treatment can help you overcome this debilitating issue. Headache relief at our Rivertown Medical Center may be the solution you are looking for.


Pain that occurs in any part of the head is called a headache. Often, an annoying headache is harmless and will resolve on its own. If you quit drinking caffeinated beverages, you may experience a headache. But for those people who have severe headaches of short or long duration that frequently recur, find that their ability to perform daily activities isn’t at their highest level. Headaches can also reduce your quality of life. Our medical team can help you to effectively manage or eradicate your headaches with appropriate treatment.


To see if your headaches can be managed without the use of drugs or medications, contact us at Rivertown Medical Center today for a consultation.

Why do I get Headaches?

Whether you are dealing with a persistent ache in your head, or the worst symptoms associated with migraines, including light and noise intolerance, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, depression, and irritation the cause may be a structural issue. When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, and other incidents, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated, they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.


This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.

Headaches can be caused by a large variety of health conditions, injuries, and illnesses. Problems in the head, neck, or jaw can lead to tension in the muscles at the back of the head and increased pressure on the nerves to the face and head. Other treatable causes of headache pain include but are not limited to:

  • Disc Pathology

  • Limited Neck Range of Motion

  • Muscle Tension and Tightness

  • Sinus Issues

  • Vascular Flow Restrictions or Abnormalities

  • Concussion or Other Head Injuries

  • Spinal Imbalance

  • Cranial Imbalance

  • Habitual Positional Strain like Texting


How can Stillwater Medical Center help my headaches?

Here at Rivertown Medical Center our experts will conduct a thorough examination, including a review of your medical history. They will ask specific questions and perform tests to determine the cause of your headaches. Since each headache may be caused by something unique, each patient is treated differently and will have a customized treatment plan.

Headache treatment methods could include:

  • Manual Therapy of the Spine and Cranium

  • Cervical Traction

  • Heat or Ice Therapy

  • Trigger point injections

  • Targeted Stretches

  • Neck and Mid-Back Strengthening

  • Posture Education

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Spinal Range of Motion

When should I see someone about my headaches? 

If you are struggling with migraines or headaches, you should schedule an evaluation right away at Rivertown Medical Center for prompt, effective intervention and relief.

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