Headaches / Migraine Treatment
TREATMENT FOR HEADACHES
Many people suffer from a headache from time to time. However, frequent headaches are not normal. There was a 90% drop in headaches among individuals who decided to seek chiropractic treatment for migraine and headaches.
SYMPTOMS OF Headaches
The pain may be in one part of the head or affect the entire head. Headache can be moderate or severe. In some cases, it can be so severe that you are forced to lie down and suspend all activity. The frequency of the episodes is variable, oscillating between one or more times in a month.
Migraine symptoms include depression, irritation, nausea, pain behind one eye or ear, pain in the temples, seeing spots or flashing lights, and in rare cases, hallucinations.
Sensitivity to light and or sound, temporary vision loss, or vomiting are other symptoms. Some people may even experience a thunderclap headache that can be a cluster headache.
CAUSES OF HEADACHES
Some common headache causes are:
- Neck pain and neck-related stiffness and dysfunction
- Psychological stress, anxiety, depression, bad sleep habits like sleeping a lot or too little
- Hormonal changes or during ovulation
- Bad dietary habits like consuming excess alcohol, caffeine, or foods containing nitrites, aspartame, and monosodium glutamate
- Skipping meals, feeling hungry, or low blood sugar
- Medicines such as nitroglycerin, estrogens, and analgesics
- Sudden changes in physical activity
- Headache or cervicogenic pain, tension, and hypnic headache
- Changes in the environment, weather, or atmospheric pressure
- Visual stress as a result of sunlight and prolonged exposure to a computer screen
LONG TERM PROBLEMS DUE TO IGNORING HEADACHES
You may experience various complications such as migraine infarction or an ischemic brain injury if you ignore long-term headaches. However, this is rare.
Seek immediate help in case of severe migraine attacks which progresses severely and persists for more than 72 hours. Some people may also experience chronic migraine pain.
TEMPORARY PAIN RELIEF FOR TENSION HEADACHES
When an episode of pain occurs, pharmacological treatment consists of over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. These medications provide temporary relief and should not be taken for more than two days a week. Taking these medications regularly can lead to chronic pain. Note that some medicines cannot be combined with others.
We can help you get better by treating the root cause through spinal manipulation and other techniques that help relax muscles.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR HEADACHES
Doctors of Chiropractic undergo extensive training for treating headaches using spinal manipulative treatment. Stress in the spine is related to problems in other parts of the body.
Chiropractors can alleviate those problems through special techniques such as acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional health products, exercise, and nutritional advice.
HOW REVOLUTION HEALTH CENTER CAN HELP WITH HEADACHES
Headaches are relatively common in children and adolescents, and when they influence daily life activities, they can often become a cause of concern.
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC of Revolution Health Center’s highly qualified healthcare team can help provide new and effective headache treatments, including chiropractic adjustments. They offer a recommended, comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating patients with headaches and migraines.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT headaches
Medical insurances generally cover treatment for headaches. Our office can assist you with insurance verification.
Chiropractors make exact adjustments to treat the pressure and the tension of the nerves that are causing the headaches, migraines or headaches. They help to correctly mobilize the vertebrae to improve the alignment of the cervical area of the spine and relieve the pressure on the nerves that causes migraines.
Described as a type of primary headache disorder, migraine could cause severe pain and other symptoms. Patients with migraines may experience recurring symptoms that chiropractic specialists call episodes or attacks. Headaches are only one symptom of migraines, and they can range in severity. Migraine can cause intense, throbbing headaches that last anywhere from a few hours to several days.
Tension headaches can last from a few minutes to a week. Frequent episodic tension headaches last less than 15 days per month in at least three months. They can also become chronic at some point if not treated correctly.