Headaches Specialist

State Line Health Care LLC

Chiropractor & Laser Therapy Specialist located in Chadds Ford, PA

If you constantly find yourself reaching into your medicine cabinet to relieve headache pain, Suzanne Kloud, DC, and the pain management experts at State Line Health Care LLC can design a personalized plan to alleviate headache tension without medication. With convenient locations in Chadds Ford and Cochranville, Pennsylvania, the team can determine the cause of your headaches and eliminate your pain at the source. For more information, call State Line Health Care LLC or book an appointment online.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Primary headaches make up about 95% of all headaches. Unlike secondary headaches, they are not the result of underlying diseases or genetic conditions. Instead, these headaches are the primary source of pain. The main types of primary headaches include:

Cluster headache

A cluster headache can cause intense pain for weeks, even months, at a time. They often cause one-sided pain that radiates around your head, face, and neck.

Tension headache

Tension headaches are relatively common and moderately painful. If you have a tension headache, it typically feels like a rubber band is tightening around your head.

Migraine

A migraine causes severe head pain, throbbing, or pulsing on one side of the head. Not only are migraines often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and fatigue, they can also last for days at a time.

Migraine with aura

Because migraines heighten your sensitivity to light, many patients experience bright flashes of light, vision changes, facial tingling, and blind spots during an episode.

Can other conditions cause headaches?

While primary headaches make up the majority of all head pain, they can also be the result of other health conditions, such as:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Compressed nerve
  • Cold and flu
  • Dehydration
  • Stroke
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Stress
  • Teeth grinding
  • Blood clots
  • Herniated disc

Pain medication, such as ibuprofen, can temporarily reduce the symptoms of headaches, but they can’t eliminate the pain altogether.

How are headaches treated?

State Line Health Care LLC takes advantage of chiropractic techniques and physical therapy to eliminate headaches without medication. Some of the most common chiropractic headache treatments include:

Spinal manipulation

If you have a compressed nerve, the State Line Health Care LLC team can manually manipulate your spine to alleviate pressure on the nerve that’s causing you pain.

Joint mobilization

Joint mobilization is a type of intervention that targets the joints in your cervical spine to alleviate pain.

Nutritional counseling

The State Line Health Care LLC team recommends a food sensitivity test to identify which foods trigger your headaches. Eliminating foods and beverages that trigger your headaches from your diet can help you reduce their frequency. 

Laser therapy

Low-level laser therapy has been shown to alleviate head pain in those suffering from tension headaches, TMJ, cluster headaches, migraines, and more. The State Line Health Care LLC team uses state-of-the-art Diowave, Aspen, and Nexus lasers to minimize head pain and tension.

From targeted stretches and exercises to nonsurgical laser therapy, State Line Health Care LLC has the most advanced technology to alleviate your headaches. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.