WHAT ARE HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES?
Headaches and migraines are responsible for about 20 million doctor visits per year and are some of the most common sources of pain for adults and children alike. In fact, nearly every individual will experience a headache or migraine at some point in their life. There are many kinds of headaches and migraines that lead to different types of pain and sensations. At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center, osteopathic physicians Dr. Matthew Barker and Dr. Melanie Gray to alleviate the discomfort caused by many different types of headaches. If you suffer from chronic head pain and haven't found relief from drug therapy or other means of treatment, reach out to our team in Southlake, TX and serving the surrounding areas of Midland, and Odessa, TX. We perform advanced OMT techniques to target your source of pain and relieve it using gentle, precise techniques.
"We have had a great experience with Dr. Barker! Our newborn had a tongue and lip tie revised, and Dr. Barker worked with her to relieve restrictions. In three sessions, she has gone from a poor sleeper in constant discomfort to a happy, relaxed baby. He helped loosen up her tongue restrictions and she is nursing much better (and my pain is gone)! I highly recommend Dr. Barker."- K.P. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr. Barker has helped me turn my health around without the use of harmful medications. I was diagnosed with RA and didn't want to take the meds with horrible side effects. He has helped get my RA under control, I am off my cholesterol and blood pressure meds. He has helped with hormone treatment which has improved my life tremendously. And at the young age of 60 I feel fabulous thanks to Dr. Barker."- C.F. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Barker is a very friendly, thorough, and talented provider. I’m very satisfied with the pain relief I’ve experienced from his treatments."- L.C. / Google / Jan 05, 2020
"I brought my 3 month old son in to see Dr.Barker and I am ecstatic over how great he was with my son. He was very professional and informative. Since I had my baby he has been very uncomfortable with being in a car seat and I’m almost immune to him screaming when I put him in. Today was the first time that I put him in and he did not cry and actually fell asleep. I could cry from happiness. Thank you Dr. Barker!!!"- J.H. / Google / Nov 22, 2021
"She is the best doctor I ever had"- R.W. / Healthgrades / Sep 14, 2021
CANDIDATES FOR OMT
Since OMT is nonsurgical and noninvasive, it can be a great option for women and men alike who have suffered from chronic headaches or migraines for several years with no success from other therapies. During your consultation, you will discuss your pain in-depth with one of our physicians so we can rule out serious causes and determine the type of care that you need. We will also conduct a physical examination and ask about your medical history to better understand your situation.
HOW IS OMT FOR HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES DONE?
To address headaches, OMT is a holistic approach to identify the root cause of your pain using gentle movements. During your session, our osteopathic physician will look for somatic, lymphatic, neurologic, or venous causes. There are a number of approaches we can use that will depend on the type of headache or migraine you have, as well as its cause. Some of these include direct, indirect, craniosacral, intra-oral, and intra-nasal treatments.
RELIEVE YOUR HEAD PAIN
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is diverse enough to address all of the different types of headaches and migraines that exist. Once we locate the type of pain you're having and its origin, our team at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center will utilize advanced techniques to relieve your discomfort. Contact our office in Southlake, TX to learn about your options and find out how OMT can change your life for the better.