Headaches Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

While nearly everyone experiences headaches from time to time, they can feel crippling and negatively impact your overall quality of life. At Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut, experienced chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, offers a variety of holistic headache treatments to relieve your discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Headaches Q&A

What are headaches?

Headaches are pains in your head that can occur for various reasons. Migraines are severe forms of headaches that are often debilitating. Headaches could present as:

  • Dull, aching discomfort
  • Sharp or throbbing pain
  • Pain on just one side of your head
  • All-over head discomfort
  • Visual disturbances
  • Nausea with migraines

Headache pain ranges in severity from mild to severe. If you struggle with frequent headaches or migraines and want pain relief, Dr. Gailes offers numerous holistic solutions. 

What are the common causes of headaches?

The cause of headaches isn’t always straightforward. They could be due to:

  • Spine misalignment
  • Dehydration
  • Poor nutrition
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Intense physical activity
  • Getting overheated
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Some foods or additives 
  • Certain medications
  • Nerve pressure

Making lifestyle changes and receiving chiropractic care are the best ways to deal with headache pain naturally. 

How does my doctor find the root cause of headaches?

Dr. Gailes works to find the root cause of headache pain by reviewing your medical history and symptoms. She checks your vital signs, completes a physical examination, and may recommend you complete blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out underlying causes of head pain. 

What are common treatments for headache pain?

Common treatments available at Indian Harbor Chiropractic for headache pain include:

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy habits is the best way to reduce your risk of developing headaches. Eat nutritious whole foods, get regular exercise, drink a lot of water, and avoid excessive caffeine or alcohol. Get plenty of sleep, keep stress levels low, and eliminate migraine triggers.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Gailes offers a variety of innovative chiropractic adjustments to relieve nerve pressure and muscle tension, realign your spine and body, and reduce headache or migraine pain naturally. She personalizes each headache treatment to give you highly effective results. 

Spinal decompression

Dr. Gailes offers cutting-edge spinal decompression techniques to stretch your neck and back, relieve tension, and lessen unpleasant symptoms. 

Neuromuscular therapy

During neuromuscular therapy, Dr. Gailes uses manual soft tissue manipulation techniques to reduce muscle tension and stress and relieve nerve pressure and headache pain naturally.

To learn more about the many headache and migraine treatments available at Indian Harbor Chiropractic, call the office or use the online scheduler today.