Headache Specialist

Crippling headaches can ruin a relaxing weekend, prevent you from playing with your kids, or force you to miss work. If you suffer from headaches that won’t go away, make an appointment online or by phone to see Dr. Troy Allam at Craig Ranch Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas. He and his friendly staff are determined to get to the root of the problem and figure out what’s causing your headaches. They also work hard to figure out how best to prevent and manage your headaches so you can get back to life without stressing about when the next one will put you out of action.

Headache Q & A

What type of headaches am I suffering from?

Most headaches can be classified as either primary or secondary. Primary headaches include:

Tension headaches

These are the most common kind, and some people suffer from them daily. Tension headaches feel like pressure, dull pain or tightness in the back of your head or your forehead.

Migraine headaches

These are the second most common kind, often recurring and affecting one side of the head with intense throbbing pain. They can also result in nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

Cluster headaches

These are less common headaches that recur usually over a period of days or weeks and are usually limited to one side of the head, often behind the eye.

Secondary headaches are those that are usually the result of an underlying condition affecting the neck or head.

Why do I get headaches?

Dr. Allam takes into account your symptoms to help identify what might be triggering your headaches. Lifestyle factors, environmental factors, and underlying conditions can all cause headaches.

Abnormal chemical activity in your brain typically causes primary headaches. Nerves or blood vessels in your brain or the muscles that make up your head and neck play a role. Genetics can be a factor too. Some primary headaches are the result of poor habits, including:

  • Skipped meals
  • Improper posture
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dietary choices

Secondary headaches can typically be traced to underlying conditions. Analyzing symptoms helps Dr. Allam decode what causes them. Some conditions that can cause secondary headaches include:

  • Dental issues (pain from infected teeth)
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Meningitis
  • Concussions
  • Alcohol abuse (hangover headaches)
  • Dehydration

How can a chiropractor help me with my headaches?

Dr. Allam asks questions about your daily routine to uncover patterns that might provide clues about your headaches. Since lifestyle and environment factors might be at play, he needs to rule out causes and narrow down what might or might not be triggering your headaches. For example, if Dr. Allam ascertains that certain workplace environments such as light or loud sounds are causing your migraines, he recommends specific modifications you can make to reduce the chances of continuing to get migraines.

Dr. Allam and his staff offer comprehensive nutritional counseling that can help you make changes to your diet that might be causing headaches in your daily life. If you’re looking for pain relief from migraines, Dr. Allam performs soft tissue massage therapy that, among other things, stimulates neuromuscular function, which can help against nerve-related causes of certain headaches.  

Insurance Accepted and Payment Plans

Craig Ranch Chiropractic accepts most health insurance. However, individuals in need of our services who lack insurance and who are worried about the high costs charged by many other clinics need not worry. We have affordable rates and flexible payment plans allowing access to high-quality care for you and your family. Please call our office today to discuss options.

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Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "I've had knee, hip and neck issues for years and Dr. Allam has made it possible for me to run without pain again. Highly recommend!"

    Chelsea R.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Allam is such a great doctor. He does a great job and I always leave feeling well adjusted and balanced."

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "My husband calls Dr. Allam 'The Gentle Giant.' Thank you for taking the time to see us."

    Caroline A.
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    "Very friendly staff!! Dr. Troy has gone above and beyond to make sure I get the help I need! He's very knowledgeable and knows what he's doing."

    Courtney B.
  • Google+

    "Craig Ranch Chiropractic is the most technologically advanced, effective chiropractic treatment I have ever experienced."

    Tanner G.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Troy and staff are great! Office is very professional and make you feel at home. I highly recommend Craig Ranch Chiropractic."

    Quick M.
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    "Always had a good experience here. Never felt like Dr. Troy was trying to nickel and dime me like some chiropractors do. Highly recommend."

    Veronika S.
Craig Ranch Chiropractic
8880 State HWY-121, Suite 152
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 214-495-1336
Fax: (214) 644-0813
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