A headache is not a condition, but a symptom for which there could be any number of causes. Determining and treating the cause of each symptom is the ultimate goal for the naturopathic physician.
Headaches may be caused by magnesium and other nutritional deficiency, dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, cervical misalignment, food allergies, medication side effects, oral contraceptives, vasospasm in the cranial vessels, sinusitis, tumor, and hormone imbalance. Accurate testing is always apart of the headache workup and natural treatment follows a specific diagnosis.
A chronic, severe headache with onset in adulthood is cause for suspicion and a brain mass must always be ruled out with imaging.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians investigate the cause of every complaint and customize appropriate, natural treatment for each patient. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS physician.