Offered in Colleyville, TX

Almost everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life. In most cases, headaches go away with common treatments like over-the-counter medication. However, you may need medical intervention if you have chronic headaches that affect your everyday life. At Integrated Counseling and Wellness in Colleyville, Texas, Kyra Gutierrez, DC, has expertise in headache pain relief. To learn about the different treatments and which one might be right for you, make an appointment today by phone or online.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches are a pain you feel in any part of your head, whether it’s one side, all over, or isolated in one area. The pain can vary from a dull ache to a constant throb to a sharp pain. Headaches can occur gradually or rather quickly, and they can last for an hour or days. 

No doubt, headaches can be debilitating. If you experience headaches affecting your everyday routine, call the Integrated Counseling and Wellness experts for an appointment.


Are there different types of headaches?

Though all headaches occur in your head, there are many different types. Some of the most common include:

  • Tension: varied pain usually brought on by stress
  • Migraine: intense pain, lasting hours or days
  • Cluster: sudden pain, lasting for up to 90 minutes and can occur every day
  • Sinus: caused by sinus congestion

You can also suffer from rebound headaches if you take certain medications or have substance misuse. This type of headache mostly strikes in the morning.


What causes headaches?

Tension headaches are the most common, occurring in people who experience stress, anxiety, or depression. They cause tightness in the muscles in your neck, shoulders, jaw, and head. 

You can also get headaches when you don’t get enough sleep, eat poorly, or drink too much alcohol.

When you visit Integrated Counseling and Wellness, the team uses several methods to identify your issue's root cause. They look at all contributing factors that might cause your pain.

Primary headaches (tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines) are caused by pain sensitivity in your head or overactivity. Secondary headaches occur from an underlying illness or medical condition like a sinus infection or a concussion.

The Integrated Counseling and Wellness expert team spends time learning about your symptoms and triggers to treat the underlying cause.


How are headaches treated?

The Integrated Counseling and Wellness team provides a customized treatment plan after giving you a thorough evaluation. They offer different types of treatment that might include:

  • Gentle chiropractic care
  • Active Release Technique® (ART)
  • Muscle work
  • Acupuncture

Their track record speaks for itself. They have been successfully treating patients with headaches for many years.

If you need relief from headaches, call Integrated Counseling and Wellness or use the online scheduling tool today.