Headaches Condition

Headache treatment can include osteopathic manipulation, and other therapies that alleviate stress and tension, stimulate improved blood flow, relieve tight tissues, and reduce head pain.


Headaches Treatment in New York City

Treatment for headaches often includes safe, osteopathic manipulation and other techniques that can reduce tension and stress, improve blood flow, provide relief for tight muscle tissue, and mitigate pain.

What Are Headaches?

Headaches are a painful and sometimes debilitating ailment that afflict an estimated 45 million Americans each year. This condition is defined as pain in any part of the head, in varying degrees of severity. Headache pain can be experienced on just one side of the human head or both, can be mild or severe, with pain that is sharp, a dull ache, or some level of discomfort in-between. This pain can appear out of nowhere or develop slowly over a period of hours. Some last for minutes; others last days.

The aches and pain of a headache can sometimes be little more than an annoyance. At other times, severe aches can be debilitating, preventing normal daily activities. Fortunately, osteopathic care is a proven option for helping to reduce patient head pain, alleviating other pain symptoms, and helping them to expedite their recovery.

What Causes this Condition?

These head pain conditions can take two forms, each with their own causes and contributing factors. For example, a primary headache like migraines and tension head pain, can be triggered by factors like:

  • Stress
  • Poor posture, especially in office settings or other sedentary work environment
  • Excessive nitrate consumption
  • Alcohol consumptions
  • Skipping meals, not getting enough liquids
  • Sleep deprivation

The second type, secondary headaches, are head pain resulting from another disease or medical condition. For example, dental problems, meningitis, blood clots and aneurysms, brain tumors, concussion, glaucoma, pain medication overuse, strokes, and many other ailments can result in secondary aches in the head. This type of secondary head pain includes sinus head pain, compression aches in the head, spinal headache, and similar conditions.

What Are the Symptoms of Headaches?

While some head trauma may appear mild at first,The typical headache involves pain sensations ranging from mild to moderate. Other signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain that is throbbing or sharp
  • Pain that develops gradually or comes on suddenly
  • Light sensitivity, nausea, or vomiting, in instances where migraine pain is present
  • Stiffness in the neck, particularly with chronic pain
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Some dizziness, especially with headache pain that lasts for more than an hour or two
  • A feeling of constant pressure around the top one-third of the skull.

While most head pain will resolve itself within an hour or more, prolonged incidents may indicate a more serious chronic condition. In addition, patients should seek immediate help if a severe headache is accompanied by mental confusion, paralysis in one area of the body, loss of motor skills, affected speech or sight, or dizziness and fainting.

How We Can Help

If you regularly experience headache symptoms that negatively impact your lifestyle, we can help. Dr. Leonid Tafler can provide the targeted osteopathic care you need to reduce pain symptoms, limit recurring incidents, and regain your quality of life.


Head Conditions

Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.

Chronic Tension HeadachesHead InjuriesHeadachesMigrainesOccipital NeuralgiaTemporomandibular Joint SyndromeWhiplash Headaches

Contact Us Today

Give us a call today to schedule your appointment for an examination, consultation, and diagnosis. Dr. Tafler is ready to work with you to create the right osteopathic treatment plan for your needs. Together, we can help you relieve common headache symptoms, avoid lifestyle choices that might increase headache frequency, and enjoy a more pain-free life.

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Headaches Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!