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Headache & Neck Pain

Headache & Neck Pain Specialist

Almost half of all Americans will experience at least one headache this year. While they are one of the most common ailments with over 100 causes, you shouldn’t disregard persistent or debilitating head pain.
What’s even worse is that headaches can often be accompanied by neck pain. Shooting, burning, or aching pain in the neck can lead to worsened headaches and other issues.
If you are suffering from any type of persistent or debilitating head or neck pain, the team at Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep is well equipped to help.
I’m Tired of Being in Pain

Are Headaches Ruining Your Day?

Nauseating, throbbing, splitting, piercing… a squeezing headache!

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If you are like the patients we treat daily, you just want to return to a “normal life.” Most of the time, headaches are harmless, but patients should be careful not to ignore persistent or intense head pain. Do not allow your chronic headaches to ruin another day of your life! Traditional medications help but do not fix your headaches? Our innovative treatment plans also include acupuncture and physical therapy, to fix the cause of your pain.

What Are the Most Common Headaches?

Tension/Stress Headache

With tension or stress headaches, pain occurs in the shoulders, back, and neck, and it’s often a dull ache. Stress is a common cause, and, usually, a hot bath or a massage is enough to relax the muscles and ease the symptoms.


Migraines are debilitating and can sometimes last for days. They cause a deep, throbbing pain that commonly occurs around the neck and across the whole head. It affects people in different ways. Some sleep, while others experience extreme nausea. Some people experience chronic migraines.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches can occur multiple times a day, every day. They can end in minutes or last for hours, and the pattern can continue for months. The pain is severe and occurs in the area around the eyes.

Minimize The Risk of Headaches

Although not always, some headache sufferers may be able to ease some of their symptoms with some lifestyle changes. Factors that can contribute to worsening headache symptoms include:
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Dehydration
  • Eyestrain
  • Harmful foods
  • Hunger
  • Sleep patterns
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Sugar crashes

Is Debilitating Neck Pain Making Life Difficult?

Suffering from neck pain can be downright miserable because it can take away the things we love to do and even make it difficult to do normal everyday tasks. Often, neck pain can cause headaches as a side effect, and other times your neck pain may be a result of your headaches.
Knowing the true cause of your headaches and neck pain is key to getting the best treatment. Our staff at Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep can diagnose and treat most issues of the head and neck.
man with upper neck pain

Symptoms Associated with Neck Pain

Some symptoms that arise due to certain neck pain causes include:
  • Muscle spasms and tightness
  • Inability or difficulty to turn the head
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms/hands
  • Pain down the shoulders and arms
  • Weak fingers, hands, and arms

Your Neck Pain & Headaches May Be Related

Often, neck pain and headaches may be associated with one another. The best way to get the most effective treatment is to have both pains checked out simultaneously.
At Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep, we can diagnose and provide treatment for most of the issues associated with the head and neck. Are you tired of living in pain? Schedule today to begin your path to relief.
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Are You Ready To Treat Your Ear Pain?

If you have frequent ear infections, you may benefit from a visit with Dr. Vaughn at Exhale Sinus, TMJ, Headache & Sleep. Call the office or request an appointment online today.
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