Headache Specialist

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM -  - Acupuncturist

RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab

Alan M Genitempo, L.Ac, DACM

Acupuncturist located in Nutley, NJ & In Walgreens shopping center, West Fairfield, NJ

Mild headaches might not cause much of an issue for you, but frequent or severe headaches can have a major impact on your abilities and motivation. At RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab in Nutley, New Jersey, pain management specialist Alan Genitempo, LAc, DACM, can help you manage your headaches without relying on medications. To set up a headache treatment consultation, call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, or request an appointment online today.

Headache Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches can be either throbbing or constant pain in your head, depending on the type you’re experiencing, and they’re very common. Often a cause of pain, headaches can be extremely severe and even debilitating for some. It can also be tough to find an effective treatment or prevention plan for headaches. 

RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab offers alternative and complementary therapies for headaches that are severe or happen frequently. Dr. Genitempo helps you identify specific triggers to avoid headaches and offers treatment to help with headache management. 

Which type of headache am I experiencing?

Some headaches are more severe or long-lasting than others, and Dr. Genitempo can help you identify the type of headache you’re getting according to its features. While they all involve head pain or pressure, the most common headache types have some key differences:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches involve consistent pain on both sides of your head, kind of like the sensation of a tight band around your temples. Usually, actions and movements make this type worse, but it responds well to mild treatment. 

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches come in groups, appearing up to eight times each day over weeks or months. The pain tends to be intense and either throbbing or constant, usually behind the eyes.


Some people do not consider migraines to be headaches as they’re often much more severe. Not everyone gets migraines, but those who do often experience sensory sensitivity, nausea, and other accompanying symptoms.

How are headaches treated?

Most headaches respond well to treatment in the moment, but they can show up again later. With the alternative and complementary therapies available at RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, you can reduce the number of headaches you get and find lasting relief.

Dr. Genitempo works with you to develop a customized headache treatment plan. Some treatments that may work for headaches are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electrical stimulation acupuncture
  • Dry needling
  • Massage
  • Herbal supplements

Opting for alternative therapies for headache relief can minimize your use of pharmaceuticals, some of which can have long-term implications for your health. Dr. Genitempo visits with you regularly to track your treatment progress and adjust your plan if you need a new approach. 

To learn more about headaches and alternative treatments for them, call RECOVR Acupuncture and Sports Rehab, or book online today.