Dr. Charles Matthews

Do You Have Toxic Headaches?

Is there a strong link between toxic substances and headaches?  According to Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist, founder of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, and nationally recognized as a leading expert in diagnosing and treating headache, the answer is a qualified “yes.”  >> read more >>

Headaches and Alternative Treatments

Are there “Eastern” or alternative treatments that are effective in relieving headaches? Who better to answer that question than Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist and founder of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, based in Raleigh.  Some of the most popular alternative approaches include biofeedback, acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapy, magnesium supplements, fish oil, vitamin D …

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Healing Headache

When it comes to healing headaches, Dr. Charles Matthews is recognized as a master far beyond the boundaries of North Carolina.  “To get a good diagnosis of a headache, you must get your hands on the head.  You need to palpate the structures of the head and neck and really palpate the individual muscles.  That …

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Headache Links to Many Chronic Health Problems

“Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the phrase ‘chronic health conditions’ is headache,” says neurologist Charles Matthews of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic. “Millions suffer from headache pain- ranging from episodic bouts to incessant discomfort.  Headaches take many forms, have many different causes, and therefore require many kinds of …

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Movement and Headache

When we learned that Dr. Charles Matthews, a neurologist and founder of the North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, carefully prescribes exercise in the treatment of migraine headaches, we scheduled time to find out more about “movement as therapy.”  >> read more >>

Headache Prevention

What causes headache?  The answer is, there is no single cause, but many causes of headache and facial pain.  Some conditions are immediately serious, such as infections and inflammatory conditions or tumors of the brain, eyes, sinuses, teeth, and neck.  Others are potentially serious, such as cerebral aneurysm. Others are related to previously unrecognized medical …

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