Headache Specialist

Greenwich Wellness

Adam Massoud, DC

Chiropractor located in Greenwich, CT

Headaches are common and one of the top reasons people call out sick from work or school. Adam Massoud, DC, provides comprehensive headache care at Greenwich Wellness in Greenwich, Connecticut. Dr. Massoud customizes care based on headache type and the symptoms you’re experiencing. To get relief from your headaches, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Headache Q&A

What is a headache?

A headache is a painful condition that affects the head. Almost everyone experiences headaches at some point during their life.

The pain may be mild or severe and affect one side or both sides of your head. Headaches may also cause facial pain or pain that radiates into the neck.

Most headaches resolve on their own with at-home care. However, if you have chronic headaches or headaches that cause moderate to severe pain, Dr. Massoud at Greenwich Wellness can help.

What are some headache types?

There are more than 150 kinds of headaches. At Greenwich Wellness, Dr. Massoud treats all types, including:

Tension headaches

Tightening of the muscles in your shoulders, neck, jaw, or scalp causes tension headaches. These headaches are common and usually cause mild to moderate generalized head pain.  

Stress, not getting enough sleep, and missing meals are common causes of tension headaches. 

Cervicogenic headaches

A cervicogenic headache is a headache that originates in the neck. With this type of headache, you develop head pain from neck movement or when you keep your neck in one position for an extended period. 

Cervicogenic headaches cause ongoing pain that may last hours or days. These types of headaches may also cause nausea and vomiting.

Though cervicogenic headaches may develop for many reasons, they most often occur because of problems involving the cervical spine (neck). 

Migraines

A migraine is a neurovascular condition that causes moderate to severe throbbing pain on one side of the head. The pain may last hours or days and cause other symptoms like sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting.

Researchers are still investigating what causes someone to have migraines but theorize it may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Stress, not getting enough sleep, and eating certain types of food may trigger this type of head pain. 

What are the treatments for my headache?

Dr. Massaud individualizes his headache treatment plans based on the headache type. Treatments may include:

Chiropractic care

With chiropractic care, Dr. Massoud uses hands-on techniques and tools to align your spine and joints, reducing friction and improving mobility to ease pain. Spinal adjustments are especially beneficial for those with cervicogenic headaches. 

Acupuncture

Dr. Massoud is a certified acupuncturist and uses this ancient healing therapy to ease pain by restoring energy flow, or Qi.

Nutrition therapy

Dr. Massoud provides specific nutrient and herbal recommendations to improve overall health and function. He also uses nutrition therapy to address the metabolic component of migraines, including insulin resistance and appetite.

Don’t let your headache pain keep you from doing the things you love. Call Greenwich Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.