If you’ve been struggling with chronic headaches several times per week, then you know that it can turn your entire life upside down. If you’ve been searching for a safe, effective, and drug-free way to prevent headaches and treat chronic headache pain, a chiropractor at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities can provide the natural treatment for headache relief that you’ve been looking for. Chiropractic care will help treat a headache at its source. Our chiropractors offer customized headache treatments that combine holistic lifestyle plans with hands-on chiropractic techniques that are safe, gentle, and proven effective. When a person is struggling with chronic headaches, the pain can be disabling and very debilitating. Many people will try to manage their frequent headaches using over-the-counter pain relievers. However, pain relief medication doesn’t address the root problem the way chiropractic treatment can.
Chiropractic care can help a person seeking pain relief from frequent headaches by treating the headache at its source. At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we offer customized headache treatment plans that focus on instant pain relief, without the use of medication.
Our chiropractors can help reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of headaches and provide patients with the tools they need to take control of their pain. There are many different types of headaches, however, an experienced chiropractor can help, regardless of the type of headaches, a patient suffers from.
A cluster headache attack can be very debilitating and may seem to strike out of nowhere. A cluster headache is a type of headache that can cause a burning sensation behind the eye or on one side of the head. Cluster headaches can produce a runny nose, nasal congestion, or may cause the eyes to tear up. This type of headache can last for several days or weeks. A cluster headache can occur daily, or even multiple times a day. The cause of these headaches is unknown and typically affects people age twenty to forty. Cluster headache pain can range from mild to severe.
A tension-type headache is often caused by prolonged stress or tension in the shoulder and neck muscles. These tension-type headaches are usually caused by factors such as spending several hours working at a computer or bending the head to look at a phone constantly. These tension-type headaches are also caused by other elements of sedentary, modern lifestyles.
A tension headache is usually described as a type of clamp-like pressure surrounding the skull; however, it can also present dull pain on both sides of the head, aching, and tightness. These headaches can last one hour or several. While even chronic tension headaches aren’t typically disabling, they can be very painful and disruptive.
Some studies have found that chiropractic treatment can be very effective in getting rid of headaches caused by tension. A chronic tension headache sufferer can benefit from alternative treatment, such as chiropractic adjustment and even physical therapy.
For chiropractic treatment, we recommend a combination of spinal mobilization and spinal manipulation. These techniques can work to relieve tension in the shoulder and neck muscles and can alleviate the strain that leads to headaches.
This type of headache typically involves steady pain located on one side of the head, but they are usually caused by neck injuries. Other symptoms can include pain and neck stiffness that can last for several hours or days and pain when the person breathes deeply, sneezes, or coughs.
These headaches are considered secondary headaches since they are often caused by an underlying condition. Cervicogenic headaches are known to cause referred pain, which means the pain originates in one area of the body but can be felt in another area.
Chiropractic treatment is a great option for this type of headache since it stems from an underlying physiological problem. At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we usually recommend a combination of deep neck flexion exercises, joint mobilization, and spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation utilizes gentle pressure to apply controlled force to the spinal joints, which can improve spinal function. Deep neck flexion and joint mobilization involve moving the muscles and joints to improve function.
Migraine headaches are typically characterized by head pain and other symptoms such as visual disturbances, light sensitivity, nausea, and dizziness. People with migraines report headaches that last for several hours up to three days.
Unfortunately, the root cause of these severe headaches isn’t well understood, but it’s believed that disturbances in the brain’s blood vessels can be responsible.
Chiropractic treatment will help a person manage their migraine symptoms and attacks through spinal manipulation.
While the exact cause of migraines isn’t known there are many factors that can trigger an episode, such as:
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure caused by changes in the weather
Strong or bright lights
Too much or too little sleep
Certain types of fruits including citrus, avocados, and bananas
Aged cheeses and cured meats
Pickled and fermented foods
Anxiety or high stress level
Changes in hormone levels
When a person feels a headache coming on, their first thought is usually to take an over-the-counter pain reliever. However, there are more natural alternative treatments for headache pain. Studies have found that chiropractic treatment, without the use of medication, can be very effective for the treatment of many types of headaches.
At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, our experts know how to apply the right chiropractic techniques to provide instant headache pain relief. We work with our patients to understand the root cause of their headaches and can choose a chiropractic routine that can help keep them pain-free.
Using the targeted methodology, one of our chiropractors can adjust the alignment of the spine to alleviate stress on the nervous system and improve spinal function. This will allow the body to function normally while reducing the risk of tension and stress building until the pain develops.
Meeting with one of our chiropractors can help to counteract the stress a person faces in their daily life. Whether a person spends long hours at the office or driving several hours a day, stress manifests in several ways that can result in debilitating headache pain.
At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we provide non-invasive, safe, and gentle chiropractic treatment for people who are at risk of headaches, chronic headache sufferers, and anyone who wants to manage their pain using safe and gentle treatment options, without the use of conventional headache medication.
We can help patients who are suffering from:
A chiropractor may ask you to keep a headache diary, which will help them to identify the root cause or triggers, of your headaches, whether they are caused by physical activity, a blood pressure spike, difficulty with blood sugar control, stress, or chronic caffeine consumption. Your chiropractor will also want to monitor the frequency of headaches, which can further help them to pinpoint triggers.
Headache pain can range from a dull ache to severe pain that’s accompanied by nausea. The location of the headache and the kind of pain you’re feeling are good indications of the type of headache you have.
There are many causes of headache pain. Some of the most common include:
We can help you determine what environmental triggers seem to cause your headaches and can help you make small important lifestyle changes that will help you avoid these triggers.
These lifestyle changes, combined with chiropractic adjustments, can make a huge difference and can help relieve chronic headache pain.
It’s important that you take headaches seriously. You don’t have to live in pain. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and let the skilled and experienced chiropractors at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities provide safe and gentle treatment that can eliminate headache pain and instantly improve your quality of life.