The Gelb Center of NYC and White Plains, New York is internationally known for it’s fast and effective treatments of all types of headaches and is known as “the headache specialist in NYC”; with top rated best in class headache specialists on staff our doctors are here to treat you quickly for your migraine headache, tensions headache, cluster headaches, and any and all types of chronic headaches related to medication, genetics, or other traumas or issues.
The most common headaches The Gelb Center of NYC and White Plains, New York encounters and provide immediate treatments and relief for include:
- TENSION HEADACHES: Tension Headaches comprise 90% of all headaches. The pain can range from dull and achy to pressure like and throbbing. Many of our New York and out of town headache suffering patients complain that their head is being squeezed in a vice. These headaches are typically in the frontal temporal region but can radiate from the back of the neck up to the top of the head. Pain is often experienced above and below the eye accompanied by blurred vision. At The Gelb Center, we evaluate each patient by their chief complaint and the history of that complaint. Listening to the diagnoses and treatments that have been recommended in the past, noting what helped and what was equivocal will help determine a diagnosis. After evaluating the cervical region, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the muscles of the head and neck as well as the tendons and ligaments, all of which can produce tension type headaches, a diagnosis can be made. The three branches of the trigeminal nerve are all capable of producing tension type headaches in the area of the eye, mid-face and jaws. By working with our team of specialists in TMJ, we can decrease the convergence or input from the trigeminal system and reduce or eliminate your headaches.
- MIGRAINE HEADACHES: Headaches that are throbbing in nature accompanied by nausea and vomiting, as well as phono- and photophobia, can be classified as migraines. If you are a migraine sufferer you understand that this type of headache is debilitating. An aura may or may not precede the migraine and there is often a dull headache following the migraine. There are new to market migraine medications as well as preventive medications for migraine headaches that can treat your pain at the onset of the migraine. Some of these migraine medications can also help relieve tension headaches. Most migraine patients are under the care of a neurologist or family doctor and have had a brain scan that is within normal limits. Some migraine headache suffers have low magnesium levels and diagnosing this condition and treating this has brought new lift to many of our migraine headache suffering patients. The Gelb Center has found that Botox injections have been helpful for other refractory patients. We see many patients with a migraine or mixed headache history who still have negative input into their trigeminal system. By minimizing this trigeminal convergence, we can often reduce or eliminate migraine headaches. Patients, however, still need to be mindful of food sensitivities and other triggers such as alcohol – all of which we can determine may be a cause of your migraine headaches.
- NECK PAIN BASED HEADACHES: By stabilizing the jaw and alleviating harmful trigeminal input, neck pain can often be successfully treated by The Gelb Center chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists. Our trained specialists take a thorough trauma history and look at the cranial system as well and can determine if this is the cause of your headache history and successfully treat neck pain based headaches.
The NYC / White Plains, New York headache specialist, Doctor Michael Gelb, DDS, MS of The Gelb Center has earned the prestigious award of Top Doc New York® multiple years in a row and is an NYC & White Plains top rated, best in class doctor on Vitals, HealthGrades, MakeMeHeal, Google, RateMDs, and other doctor’s services rating websites. Doctor Micheal Gelb has been featured as a headache specialist in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Fox Business News, CBS News, CNN, Women’s Day, Huffington Post, Elle, ABC News and other national and international newspapers and networks.
Most patients arriving at The Gelb Center at either our NYC or White Plains, New York location tend to be seeking relief from headaches even though they have already seen several headache specialists, headache centers, headache clinics, or headache doctors. The Gelb Center’s patients tend to already have had a variety of tests, and tried multiple headache treatments with limited or no success. At The Gelb Center, our best in class headache specialist doctors look at all of the structures innervated by the trigeminal nerve: the muscles of the jaws, teeth, gums, TMJ, the clenching and chewing muscles, and those of the eardrums and eustachian tubes to alleviate the pain of all types of headaches. The neck and shoulder muscles commonly refer to pain in the temples, forehead and the back of the head (occiput) producing a chronic headache and facial pain.
It is possible that if you suffer from chronic heads (tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, or facial pain, a misaligned bite may be at fault due to constant cranial muscle strain. Headaches from teeth, muscles, and bone misalignment are a type of muscle tension headache experienced by millions of men, women, and children every year. You may experience the feeling on one or both sides of your head – the sensation will be a dull, non-throbbing ache that can usually be calmed by pain killers. However, the pain killers are just masking the symptoms of the condition; Airway Centric™ dentistry treatments can heal the source, diminishing the likelihood of future headaches resulting in a headache free lift.
The etiology of these headaches is varied but often results from micro or macro trauma, in other words, repetitive clenching and grinding or more overt trauma. Other contributing factors to chronic headaches are stress, anxiety, systemic joint laxity, bicuspid extractions, orthodontics, posture, and / or sleep disorders.
HEADACHE TREATMENTS: By working with our top rated team of physical therapists, chiropractors, myofunctional therapists, orthodontists and dentists, our world class headache specialists can determine the source of your headache quickly and immediately put a course of action into place. If elected, our nutritionist will also be able to balance your biochemistry and reduce any discovered inflammation.
Our physical therapy and chiropractic team is best in class and is trained to manage myofascial pain and cervical dysfunction through a variety of modalities such as myofascial release, applied kinesiology, and cranial treatment. Dr. Michael Gelb can correct disc displacements, locking and compressed TM joints, decreasing trigeminal convergence. Trigger point injections, pain blocks and Botox therapy may also be used where indicated to manage headache pain – depending on your specific case.
The Gelb Center team philosophy is to make the best diagnosis, implement minimally invasive treatment in the shortest amount of time, and free the patient from the healthcare system with ongoing headache relief. To begin, our doctors will work to determine what type of headache you are suffering from. We often deal with tension headaches and migraines, and also help alleviate neck pain that may be causing a headache.
If you currently experience headaches, or other head, neck or facial aches, please feel contact the best in class, top rated headache specialist, Dr. Michael Gelb, at his NYC or White Plains, New York acclaimed Gelb Center office today to treat and finally rid you of your headaches.
The Gelb Center of NYC
635 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10022
P: (212) 752-1662
The Gelb Center of White Plains
12 Old Mamaroneck Road, Suite 1C
White Plains, NY 10605
P: (914) 686-4528