At Neuragenex, we implement a unique protocol that emphasizes a neurofunctional pain management approach to treating tension headaches. This approach combines electrical stimulation with IV therapy, which helps reduce the frequency of tension headaches, improving the patient’s quality of life.
In addition, because our Neuragenex protocol involves a more holistic approach, we also focus on the long-term impact of tension headaches by educating patients about the lifestyle changes they need to make to prevent tension headaches from returning.
Finally, because we take a neurofunctional pain management approach, we avoid any type of chiropractic treatments, invasive procedures (such as surgeries), and pain medications.
As a result, you won’t have to worry about any potential injuries, infections, or side effects that come with these conventional treatments, allowing you to safely and effectively reduce your tension headache pain.
With that in mind, the following are the solutions we use to treat tension headache pain:
Electroanalgesia For Tension Headache Pain
Electroanalgesia is an FDA-approved treatment that uses electrical stimulation to reduce pain caused by tension headaches. Electroanalgesia therapy reduces pain caused by tension headaches in several ways.
Electrical stimulation helps to relax the muscles that are causing the tension headache and also helps reduce inflammation in and increase blood flow into the affected area, which helps reduce pain.
Additionally, the electrical current used in electroanalgesia helps block pain signals sent to the brain while also releasing endorphins (which are essentially natural painkillers) to help reduce the intensity of tension headache pain.
Electroanalgesia therapy uses high-pulse currents to achieve these results, making it much more effective for long-term pain relief than TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy, which uses low-pulse currents to achieve temporary pain relief.
Multiple sessions are needed for electroanalgesia therapy to be effective at providing long-term relief. It’s one reason many medical professionals prefer to prescribe painkillers or recommend surgery, because it isn’t as time-consuming as electroanalgesia. However, the more often you undergo electroanalgesia, the longer-lasting the pain relief is.
As such, electroanalgesia therapy is safer and more effective at treating tension headaches when done long-term. At Neuragenex, we recommend two sessions a week for 12 weeks to get the best results.
IV Therapy For Tension Headache Pain
Intravenous (IV) therapy is another treatment we use to reduce pain from tension headaches. IV therapy introduces vitamins, minerals, and fluids directly into the bloodstream, allowing them to be more quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body.
The vitamins, minerals, and fluids help reduce inflammation in the affected area and rehydrate the body, which can help reduce the intensity of a tension headache.
With IV therapy, we treat on a patient-by-patient basis. We do this by evaluating each patient’s bloodwork to determine their deficiencies and then create a personalized IV therapy cocktail tailored to their needs. By taking this personalized approach to IV therapy, we can maximize each treatment’s efficacy.
Lifestyle Counseling For Tension Headache Pain
At Neuragenex, we focus on treating tension headaches holistically. As such, we work with our patients to make lifestyle adjustments that will help prevent tension headaches from recurring.
Although we tailor our advice to each patient’s individual habits and lifestyle, some things that we recommend include getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated, managing stress, and exercising regularly.