Headache Specialist

Willis Wellness Group

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Florence, SC

Headache pain can be acute or chronic, debilitating or just annoying. No matter your reason, Ray Willis, DC, and his team at Willis Wellness Group in Florence, South Carolina, can diagnose your headache pain and help provide effective treatment. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Headache Q & A

What are the signs of a headache?

Headache pain can occur anywhere on your head, neck, scalp, temples, or jawline. In some cases, headache pain may also be accompanied by:

  • Throbbing sensations
  • Stabbing sensations behind or near your eyes
  • Tearing eyes
  • Jaw pain
  • Decreased range of motion in your neck
  • Numbness and tingling in your arms or hands
  • Shoulder pain
  • Stiffness in your neck and shoulders

Migraines have their own unique symptoms, including sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. If you experience any of these headache symptoms, seek treatment from the Willis Wellness Group.

What is causing my headache?

There are many headache triggers that can cause headache pain in different regions of your head. Common triggers include:

  • Dehydration
  • Low blood sugar
  • Too much caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
  • Eye strain
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Muscle tension
  • Neck pain
  • Irregular sleeping or eating schedule
  • Certain foods, including dairy and red wine

The health specialists at Willis Wellness Group can provide a variety of treatment options to give you relief from headache pain.

How are headaches diagnosed?

In most cases, headaches are diagnosed following a consultation and exam, though your provider may order blood work, X-rays, or an MRI if certain underlying issues are suspected. During your consultation, your provider will ask about the location and type of headache pain you experience, times of day you experience the pain, and any known headache triggers.

Your provider will then examine your head and neck, checking for areas of muscle tension and tenderness. Once your exam is complete, your provider will evaluate their findings and diagnose the cause of your headaches.

How are headaches treated?

Headaches are treated based on their cause and any lifestyle factors that may be contributing to them. The team will take a comprehensive approach to manage the frequency of your headaches and their severity. Care may involve chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercises, and hot or cold therapy.

For severe headaches — including migraines — the team may refer you to a neurologist for additional treatment if needed.

To find out what’s causing your headaches and to get treatment, book an appointment online or over the phone with Willis Wellness Group today.