Headaches Specialist

South Bay Wellness Center

Kian Javid, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Inglewood, CA

Most people experience an occasional headache, but frequent or severe headaches can seriously interfere with daily life. Chiropractor Kian Javid, DC, treats various types of headaches, including cervicogenic headaches, at South Bay Wellness Center in El Segundo, California. To find relief from throbbing headache pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches are among the most common causes of physical pain, affecting about 9 out of 10 Americans. A headache can affect only one part of your head, or it may cause pain on both sides at once. Some headaches, like migraines, can last more than a day and occur with debilitating symptoms, such as visual disturbances.

What are different types of headaches?

Dr. Javid and the team at South Bay Wellness Center treat many types of headaches, including:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type. These headaches can make you feel like there’s a tight band around your head. Tension headaches typically develop slowly and cause a constant, dull ache that may spread to or from your neck.

Migraines

Migraines cause throbbing pain that may affect only one side of your head. These headaches usually occur with other symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine can last a few hours or a few days.

Cervicogenic headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are easily mistaken for migraines. They have similar symptoms, including throbbing pain on one side of your head. The main difference is that migraines originate in the brain, while cervicogenic headaches arise from problems in your neck (cervical spine).

What causes cervicogenic headaches?

Cervicogenic headaches can result from a variety of neck issues, including:

  • Poor posture while sitting or standing at work
  • A pinched or compressed nerve in the neck
  • A herniated disc in the neck
  • Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sports injuries

Dr. Javid and the team at South Bay Wellness Center treat the source of your headaches to provide lasting relief.

How do chiropractors treat headaches?

First, Dr. Javid, or a member of his team, spends time with you discussing your symptoms and medical history. They perform a complete chiropractic evaluation, which includes checking your nervous system reflexes and musculoskeletal mechanics.  

After they identify the root cause of your headaches, the team at South Bay Wellness Center develops an individualized treatment plan. They provide various noninvasive and nonpharmacologic headache treatments, including:

  • Laser therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments

They may also advise you on lifestyle changes you can make on your own to manage headaches, such as drinking plenty of water and performing gentle exercises throughout the day.

If frequent or severe headaches interfere with your life, call South Bay Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.