Dr. Stokes chooses to treat headaches without prescription medications, finding ANGIOGENICS™ provides a better long term outcome. Perhaps the most important consideration is to identify the classification of your headache. Many treatments that help one form of headache will worsen another. Once correctly diagnosed, Dr. Stokes can usually make a dramatic improvement in the patients life by correcting the cause of the dysfunction.
CLASSIFICATION OF HEADACHES
- MUSCULOSKELETAL HEADACHES: Such as tension type headaches and those related to myofascial or articular restriction. These are the most common type of headache that we treat. Usually bilateral, described as squeezing or pressure, no nausea, light, sound sensitivity or aura. Our treatment goal is to reduce myofascial tension and sensitivity.
- MIGRAINE HEADACHES: These are less common and include migraines and cluster headaches.Usually unilateral, described as throbbing or stabbing, nausea, light, sound sensitivity or aura is present. Our treatment goal is to reduce cranial compression.